For the previous few seasons, many designers have cited escapism as an enormous driving pressure behind their inventive output. They turned to nature, to previous travels and to different influences outdoors their rapid actuality for inspiration, hope or or no less than a reprieve throughout a troublesome time. For Resort 2022, Oscar de la Renta tapped into that feeling, infusing it with optimism and possibility: We’ll soon be getting dressed again — and these are the clothes you’ll dream of wearing then.
In the collection notes, co-creative directors Fernando García and Laura Kim call out Ugo Rondinone’s boulder sculptures (you’ve seen them on Instagram) and landscape architect Miranda Brooks’ work as big references this season, which translate into a cheerful color story and a variety of florals (a collaboration with York Wu of Poshan Flowers) across the clean, elegant silhouettes the house is known for. Highlights include a greenish-yellow coat with high slits that expose the legs, jeweled-tone minis for long nights of dancing and an Oscar de la Renta-ified naked dress featuring sequined blooms — clothes for dream-fulfillment dressing.
See the full Oscar de la Renta Resort 2022 lookbook in the gallery below.