For designer Oscar De La Renta, fashion shows are so de rigueur. The red-carpet favorite has made his latest fashion statement with a big designer ‘NO’ to the format of mega shows. Unlike his garments, he finds such shows humdrum to the ‘M’, “why have 20 million people with zero connection to the clothes?” It was last fall that the designer decidedly stopped going gauche in favor of two 316-seat shows. And as opposed to the fashion industry’s no-repeat policy, he intends to make this practice a staple in his fashion-week wardrobe. “It’s important for [certain industry professionals] to look at the clothes and see them. They shouldn’t have to go through 30,000 people, and 10,000 who are trying to take pictures of all of those people who are totally unrelated to the clothes.”
His spring-summer 2014 showcase slated for September 10 slashes from those thousands to a limited few, ‘few’ equaling 350 at most, with a “legitimate professional purpose”. So clearly, you can be into faux fur but you cant be a faux fashionista if you want to get into a De La Renta show.
[Via – Nymag]