Oscar de la Renta SS 2013

We're definitely seeing some huge emerging trends now we're a few days into fashion week, and one that's not gone unnoticed is the move towards a bolder colour palette from the red carpet designers.

Oscar de la Renta chose fuchsia, turquoise and buttercup yellow as his main pops of colour, and showed them in every texture under the sun, from ballet-esque tulle to timeless boucle.

He also experimented with younger, more fun shapes - evening shorts in ice-cream hues came teamed with peplum bustiers or tops covered in heavily textured flowers.


Like Jenny Packham, de la Renta nodded to the 60s, with strapless, bell-skirted evening gowns in crayola colours and black and white monochromatic stripes.

For the more traditional devotee of the designer, there were little fitted jackets, tea-length dresses with lacy prints, pencil skirts aplenty and a lovely selection of neat lacy daywear.


The biggest thing about this show was how fun it felt - a riot of colour, allowing only for a nod to the monochrome trend that we've seen from other designers. Keep an eye out for strapless yellow cocktail dresses and fluffy turquoise retro numbers in the coming months!