Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fashionable Fabrics: Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa

If you are a regular reader, then you know how much I love it when fashion and design collide and I can't think of a more perfect marriage than Oscar de la Renta and Lee Jofa. I had the pleasure of attending the Elle Decor sponsored launch party last evening at the Oscar de la Renta boutique and am already trying to figure out where I can use these fabulous fabrics. Lee Jofa Creative Director Stephen Elrod told us a wonderful story about how they went into Mrs. de la Renta's closet to find inspiration since there are no official Oscar archives. Her closet is the archive! Some fabrics were made by the same mill that made the fabrics for the clothing but in cotton instead of silk. Others had to be slightly reinterpreted to work for the home but just as with Oscar's fashions, some are even hand sewn! Amazing! Of course, everyone is already clamoring for the ball skirts made from the fabrics! They might end up auctioning them off for charity so start saving your pennies now ladies. Or you can always head over to Lee Jofa and make your own!











Photos from Lee Jofa

18 comments:

Christina said...

So cool. And just in time for the lengthening of hems.

C said...

Now I wish I could sew! That voluminous skirt with the geometric design is my absolute favourite. The blue and black lines are so chic!

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Nothing less than what I'd expect from OdlR -- I'm crazy about that zig zap in the blues... need to use that soon!
Thanks for the great pics.
-Holly

ArchitectDesign™ said...

so pretty even i'd wear them! ha

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a great design marriage, love the skirts and the jewelry.......wow. A simple top and good to go.

Jennifer Powell said...

Gorgeous photos! You can really see the detail in the fabrics. Thanks so much for covering this event, great post.

jones said...

The colors, patterns! Absolute richness--just bits of heaven. Thanks, Mary

Shauna said...

the ribbon striped, chevron-ish print is jaw dropping. I shutter to ask what these retail for.

beautiful.

splendidmarket.com said...

So fabulous -- everything he does is so creative -- what a brillant way to display these fabrics. I shall save my pennies for an opportunity to buy a skirt -- I wonder what the plan is for the jewelry? The chunky floral necklace with the turquoise cord is exquisite!! Splenddid Market

L said...

oh how fabulous!
I would love to buy yard after yard of any of those fabrics

Ivy Lane said...

beautiful! I love how they displayed everything..guess blue and white is going to stay the rage! thanks for sharing!

Style Chronicle said...

Brilliant! I love the classic blue and white color way!!

susan's buzz said...

Beautiful!!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Gorgeous, wish I could slip one of them on. They are all beautiful.

Prutha said...

i love the fabric in the 3rd image!! its soo coool to have an odlr designed fabric....fashion + design = fabulous living!!

and event though i know the necklaces dont come with the fabric ;-), i love themmmmmmmm ...sooo cool


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kayce hughes said...

I am loving the fabrics and the jewelry!

The Zhush said...

Love it when you hit the streets with your camera! This was great!!!

Heidi said...

I love when fashion meets such amazing upholstery! These outfits are such a fantasy. I remember a couple of years ago one of the fabric houses did a whole menswear thing-was it Maharam? They did an amazing display at Neocon that year.

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