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Oscar de la Renta Autumn Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week Credit: Getty

Oscar de la Renta AW15

AW15

"Peter Copping did a fine job of honouring Oscar de la Renta's handwriting, whilst injecting the collection with a little bit of Parisian girliness."

Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery and Childrenswear

For his debut collection for the house of Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping was determined to honour the late designer's legacy but also to start a new chapter. A few subtle signs indicated the change: a new, mirror-lined runway, a line-up of up-and-coming models including Kendall Jenner instead of more established heavyweights like de la Renta favourite Karlie Kloss, and an easier, more youthful demeanour, with said models strutting their stuff down the catwalk with hands jammed in the pockets of dresses. The more contemporary mood did not take away from the timeless chic of the clothes, however. Kicking off with checked suits and ladies-who-lunch dresses, the designer added luxe by way of shorn shearlings, pussy bows and figure-flattering knee-length hemlines. From there, mini dresses in popping fuchsia, cornflower yellow and classic black took over before evolving into a line-up of bow-festooned gowns, some with tiered skirts, others with whispy chiffon floral appliqués. All in all, a stand-out first effort for Copping in what are, undoubtedly, big shoes to fill.

"Peter Copping did a fine job of honouring Oscar de la Renta's handwriting, whilst injecting the collection with a little bit of Parisian girliness. We saw a slightly younger collection, with a lot of short dresses. However, the vibrant colours, stunning eveningwear, and chic daytime dressing were all present and very well done," said Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery and Childrenswear, of the show.

Who we saw: Taylor Swift.

What they wore: A pillar box red dress.

In a nutshell: The start of a new chapter.

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