It’s That Time of Year: Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

It’s Pre-Fall time! Oh the joy, the joy of the season.

First up is Oscar de la Renta’s collection. Do I like? I do. Very, very much.

The collection’s classic glamour (and patent leather stilettos) gave me a Lanvin sort of vibe, while the touches of tweed-like fabrics and clean style lines reminded me of Chanel’s Spring 2011 collection. de la Renta succeeded at creating a cohesive collection that incorporates bold color choices (the hot pink and bright teal) and smoothly transitions to more earthy, neutral tones.

My only complaint: two of the gowns are paired with a vivid (silk?) headscarf, which exudes a middle-eastern feel. If that was de la Renta’s motive, he has succeeded. If not, it really doesn’t help the models looked a little exotic. In my opinion, the headscarves clash with the classic look of the rest of the collection.

Click HERE to see all the photos.

What do you think? Which designer’s Pre-Fall collections are you most excited to see?