Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are thinking optimistic thoughts for pre-fall 2021 Oscar de la Renta, but to look at this collection compared to the one they showed last year at this time is to see a shifting sensibility: The colors are brighter, the prints are fruitier, and there’s definitely more skin.
The pineapple print comes from a 1992 Oscar collection; they’d noticed it before and never been interested in it, but after this pandemic year they wanted something “happy and light.” It appears as a block print on the hem of a halter dress and in life-like color on a bandeau top with pouf sleeves. “Piña coladas all day long,” Garcia riffed. The colors of the pre-fall collection are btighter like that classic yellow moire and always pure in a white fringed caftan. check out our favorite looks from this pre-fall collection.