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New York Fashion Week: Oscar de la Renta's spanish sirens plus other highlights

The latest report from #NYFW, including Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta, Rag and Bone, Coach and Rodarte.

Oscar de la Renta spring 16

Oscar de la Renta spring 16

Oscar de la Renta’s Spanish sirens by Peter Copping

For his second collection at the helm of the Oscar de la Renta brand, Peter Copping looked to de le Renta’s Spanish heritage for inspiration. Crismon red and black were the key colour combinations, while ruffles and long grosgrain ribbons added to the flamenco flair. A floral motif – a bright red carnation used in repeat patterns – was a modern take on the perennial print. Also note the trailing ribbon bows the lent a more feminine feel to tailored blazers.

Rag and Bone spring 16

Rag and Bone spring 16

Rag and Bone’s sporty army

Sporty 1990s military – the best way to describe Rag and Bone for spring 16. Note the strong 1990s vibe (think long tube dresses, skinny spaghetti straps and layers of athletic mesh) and military references (MA1 bomber jackets, utility jackets with oversized pockets, jumpsuits and multi-pocket cargo trousers) - another strong collection from English designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright. Another trend to watch - more orange.

Rodarte spring 16

Rodarte spring 16

Rodarte’s enchanted glam rockers

From the sparkling, slouchy high waisted trouser suit that opened the show to the chubby, fuzzy fur coats, delicate lacy patch-worked mini dresses and trailing skinny neck scarves, there was a sense of retro rock and roll groupie to the Rodarte sister’s collection this season. But there was also an elegance to the fairy princess-meets-Victoriana dresses – see the layers of sheer floral lace and twinkling embellishment.

Coach spring 16

Coach spring 16

Coach and the summer jacket

British designer Stuart Vevers showed summer jackets galore at Coach, from classic floppy lapelled leather bikers (appearing with or without sleeves and sometimes panelled with a patchwork of prints) to little western-style suede button ups. Sometimes cropped, sometimes elongated, sometimes structured, sometimes light and slouchy. These were teamed with patchwork prairie dresses combining contrasting floral patterns with flouncy skirts that fell just above the knee, or with neat mini skirts.

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