Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Opulence at Oscar de la Renta

The star that graced the Oscar De La Renta F/W 2011 collection was definitely fur, like we’ve seen on many a runway this time around, hinting to us that Oscar’s more luxurious side is back.  With the obvious trend in tow, there were a few other runner-ups that also made a grand impact on this Dominican designer’s collection. Paired with all the fur apparel were plenty of extravagant embellishments like a strapless beaded floral gown, feathered skirts, splashes of sequins, and Indian and tribal-inspired prints. The details and craftsmanship that go into a De La Renta piece express a sense of opulence that only he knows how to do best.

Although his pieces are one-of-a-kind, we can still find alternative inspirations to make us feel just as fabulous:


1. Oscar de la Renta: Runway

2. Oscar de la Renta: Bluefly

Look like a world traveler with this Eliza J purple tribal printed beaded neckline shift dress.

(Sale $82.79; bluefly.com)

3. Oscar de la Renta: Stylebop

This Juicy Couture Vintage Orange Dress has just enough of a print where you don’t need to accessorize.

(Sale $135; stylebop.com)

4. Oscar de la Renta: Chicos 2

This Chico’s Tribal Sequins Tank has just the right amount of flashiness without going over-the-top.

($48.30; chicos.com)

5. Oscar de la Renta: Arden B

Add a splash of sexy to a casual tee with this Arden B. Off the Shoulder Tribal Top.

($34; ardenb.com)

6. Oscar de la Renta: Juicy Couture

Flirt your way through a crowd with this girly Juicy Couture Fleece Mini-Skirt.

(Sale $74.99; juicycouture.com)

7. Oscar de la Renta: Topshop

Turn to this cozy Western Tassel Cardigan on those colder nights.

($98; topshop.com)

8. Oscar de la Renta: The Outnet

This sequin-embellished, patterned tank is a great mix-and-match piece to have.

(Sale $99.20; theoutnet.com)

9. Oscar de la Renta: Gap

Be on trend with some funky, flashy Gap Drapey sequin shorts.

($59.95; gap.com)

10. Oscar de la Renta: Chicos 1

Dressing sophisticated doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Try this Tribal Fusion Stylish II Jacket.

($59.98; chicos.com)

11. Oscar de la Renta: Related Links