Oscar de la Renta's successor just won NYFW with his stunning dresses



Oscar de la Renta may be the most iconic name in American fashion. After his passing last year to cancer at the age of 82, his successor, Peter Copping knew he had big shoes to fill.

For his second ever collection for the label, Copping did Oscar justice. By designing stunning silk gowns with lace necklines and floral embroidery, and opting for an unexpected footwear choice of espadrilles, the label dished out looks which held the essence of what you would expect from Oscar de la Renta and added contemporary twist. A multi-colored pom-pom coat and sherbet hues helped infuse the line with a younger, more current vibe.

Inspired by Spanish culture, Copping noted that after a trip to the Hispanic Society of America in Harlem he pulled shapes and styles from paintings he thought the de la Renta would have loved. It's clear to see the romantic Spanish influence came into play, especially when show-stopping red floral dresses were plentiful.

The stunning collection was enough to send Instagram wild and effectively become one of the most talked about shows of the week. If this is any indication of Copping's future work, we're very happy.

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