The S/S 17 collection is a transitional one for Oscar de la Renta. Following the departure of creative director Peter Copping—and prior to the inaugural collection of newly appointed creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia—the collection was designed by the classicly elegant brand's studio team. The pretty pieces that Oscar de la Renta is known for were present, with an emphasis on shades of white, feathered and beaded details, and safari prints. It was refreshing to see that every model wore flat beaded sandals, even those clad in ball gowns. The unexpected choice of footwear gave a fresh, youthful spin to even the most sophisticated looks. If the designers of Oscar de la Renta say it's acceptable to wear flats with gowns, then it must be so!