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Color, Color, Color: Paper Hats & Cubist Prints at Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta is one of America's most beloved designers. Having worked for couture houses like Lanvin and Balmain, de la Renta brings his artisanal skills to every collection he creates and Resort 2012 was no different. Taking inspiration from Cubist artists like Picasso and Spanish icons like flamenco dancers, the collection is a mix of graphic prints and bold colors complete with paper hats and headpieces that added a whimsical quality to the show.

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Stand out looks include:

Look # 2: Ecru and cherry Picasso newsprint silk faille constructed dress
Russian gold tassel earring with crystal, stone, and cherry enamel detail, brown elaphe and cherry Picasso newsprint trim belt, beige linen Mauritania bootie

Look # 5: Ivory Cubist scribble print silk faille shift dress
Navy linen Mauritania bootie

Look #28: Blue and blossom watercolor sequin embroidered dress, blue and blossom watercolor sequin embroidered jacket
Russian gold with rose quartz, aventurine and pearl earring, blossom alligator belt with silver hinge, black suede, aqua patent, and dove patent Olga wedge

Look # 44: Black silk faille hand painted plastic paillette embroidered dress
Rose gold, flamingo and aqua cabochon earring, rose gold bug brooch with pearl, sapphire crystal and Czech glass bead, black alligator belt with gunmetal hinge, black satin embroidered Roll clutch, black suede, aqua patent, and dove patent Olga wedge

Sure you have your selection of swimsuits and casual pieces, but one can't forget about evening wear even during resort season. You never know if you'll be whisked away to Monte Carlo for a night of roulette. There was plenty to choose from with floor length gowns to beaded shift dresses and even a touch of ostrich feathers for a dramatic flair. -Benjamin Liong Setiawan
· Oscar de la Renta [Official Site]