The Oscar de la Renta show was all about dark, ebullient color that floats to the surface of fabrics and washes down necklines in strands of multi-hued stones and foam-white pearls. Earrings and bracelets splashed color upon the body like a painter applying a pigment-laden brush with unbridled enthusiasm. Women are the celebrated canvas here and Mr. de la Renta’s strategic use of ornament embraced the moment fully.
Note the way the jewels work in harmony with the clothes. They also do not upstage the woman wearing them. Instead, they blend with the composition simply and enhance the overall effect. Brooches are precisely placed for emphasis on a hat or hip line. The last necklace is a simple but meaningful statement that signals the eye to continue its journey to a golden beaded garden of eden.