Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oscar de la Renta Collection for Lee Jofa

1st Dibs sent me this great info about the Oscar de la Renta Collection for Lee Jofa:

For decades, the Oscar de la Renta name has been synonymous with timeless elegance. In 2002, the Oscar de la Renta Home collection was developed around the concept of lifestyle and Oscar's deep appreciation and affection for the spaces in which he lives.

The fabric collection includes 25 designs in silk, linen, velvet and cotton, ranging from delicate floral embroidery and ethnic-inspired prints on linen to solid silks and velvets in bright, saturated hues. The fabrics exhibit the fine tailoring and incredible detail that is the Oscar de la Renta signature.

Oscar de la Renta said, "Fabrics have always played an extraordinarily important part in my collections. I am very excitedabout this latest extension of Oscar de la Renta Home with Lee Jofa, a company that shares my commitment to craftsmanship and quality."

"We wanted to create a collection that reflected the sensibility of Oscar's clothes," said Miles Redd, Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home. "All of the things one loves about Oscar de la Renta: the color, the embroideries, the textures' each signature is translated with practicality for the home."

"Working with Oscar and Miles on this collection has been a delightful experience for the Lee Jofa Design Studio," said Stephen Elrod, Creative Director for Lee Jofa. "Lee Jofa has a history of craftsmanship that goes back decades, and the Oscar de la Renta brand truly upholds the level of quality and design that we adhere to through our fabrics."

The fabrics are available in all Lee Jofa showrooms nationwide.

To celebrate the launch of his home fabric collection with Lee Jofa, Oscar de la Renta created custom ball skirts using fabrics from his collection. The skirts, which were used in advertisements for Lee Jofa announcing the launch of the collection, will be auctioned off for charity. The fabric on the skirts is backed in organza and lined in silk, giving the skirts the weight and tactile quality of a timeless Oscar de la Renta piece.

All skirts are a women's designer size four. There are nine skirts and one caftan, size small, made from various patterns from the collection, including exclusive designs on linen and silk, delicate beading and embroidery, and a luxurious velvet and linen stripe. Each item is exquisite and a one of a kind collector���s item. The Lee Jofa website has images and detailed information for each piece, as does the site where the auction is hosted, Bidding for Good. Bidding will be hosted online through November 30, 2010. Proceeds of the auction will go to Casa del NiƱo, which is regarded as the most complete project of child assistance in the Dominican Republic.

Interior designer Miles Redd is the creative director for Oscar de la Renta Home. Redd himself is known for his fearless use of bright bold colors, and his styling is evident within the collection.

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