>> Oscar de la Renta launched a full-scale production for his robust Pre-Fall 2012 collection. All 58 looks — tinged with a hint of Russian bourgeois — were highlighted with a Park Avenue-hosted runway show.
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>> Piamita, the new line from W's Karla Martinez and designer Cecilia de Sola, combines classic pajama shapes with sleek tailoring — resulting in a collection of luxury loungewear that's just too pretty to keep hidden. Priced from $180 (for tank tops) to $450 (for dresses), the debut Resort 2012 collection is available at Shopbop and Barneys, and features menswear-inspired oxfords, flowy tap pants, and graphically-printed column dresses in silk and chiffon. Click through to see and shop the entire lookbook, modeled by Julia Stegner.
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>> Jason Wu's "regal" Pre-Fall 2012 collection is inspired by Indian maharajas and the colorful illustrations of Charley Harper. "Combining the two meant a strict silhouette with stately embellishments," Wu explained. Both evening dresses and daywear came hand-embroidered, and Wu doubled the size of his year-old accessories collection, introducing the Daphne leather frame bag, named after Daphne Groeneveld.
>> Art Basel Miami is officially under way today, but a few fashion houses got a head start on the festivities yesterday. Swarovski hosted a dinner at Soho Beach House, Dior unveiled its first pop-up shop — and first artist collaboration, with Anselm Reyle — and Fendi opened its "Craft Alchemy" installation, drawing a colorfully dressed crowd that included Giovanna Battaglia, Naomi Campbell, and Dasha Zhukova.