There isn't much to say about Peter Copping's sophomore collection for the House of ODLR. After his rather Magnificent Debut showing for Fall 2015, he's off to a great start and his Resort 2016 collection simply shows him following the path laid before him by the Fashion God that was Oscar, and that while he isn't deviating too wildly from the course, he isn't at all afraid to inject his view of fashion into the DNA of the house and create a new De La Renta language! He is achieving that mostly by taking it slow and easing the customer and critic into this new world. Resort was a Stunning display of the principles of the house beginning to be bent towards Coppings' will!
Copping showed a Restrained Joie de Vivre in this presentation, with some Flamenco like flair (Always an Oscar Favorite) and a Positive and Joyous love and sense of Colour, from a Marigold Dance Dress tickled by Black Lace, to an Infanta worthy Ballgown of Fuchsia Faille and Black beaded Lace! Opulence was never in short shrift either, even if it was stripped back some from the house usual, A Black Beaded dress with a Navy Sway caped back was Drama Plus, even with it's shortened hemline, a short, strapless Vermilion Red dress with a flounce hem was substantially smothered in Sequins and Bugle Beads!
Yet, some of the best statements did not need in any way to shout for attention, they commanded it by being perfectly judged and calculated pieces of Sartorial Perfection. The Vermilion Red suit with the Ruffle collar, a White halter neck gown with flowing sprigs of Multicolour Floral embroidery, and a truly Breath Stealing Turquoise Shantung ballgown that Blew one's Mind! Copping seems to have found his Groove Quickly and Handily. The clothes show no sign of being anything less than faithful to Oscar's guiding principles, but they are also not Slavish copies of old glories. Copping is making ODLR Modern and proposing a new way of looking at the Hallmarks of the house without desecrating them. A Wondrous happenstance for all!