Should you shop in Oasis.
Sinead Noonan (brunette) and Pippa O’Connor model the Autumn/Winter collection today at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
Deirdre Vreeland writes:
Fashion changes from year to year? You’d never know with this Oasis collection, which replicates somewhat unexcitedly what this brand has been doing so successfully for a few years now: safe, wearable, durable, young-but-not-too-young clothes with an early sixties vibe particularly good for petite figures.
The Peter Pan collar (an Oasis staple since September 2011) is sweet but unoriginal. And the grey metallic dress is a reworking of a strapless one from the previous season with a modesty vest and sleeves added.
City shorts are notoriously difficult to wear and the styling of the ones in the first pic. make the wearer look like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey from the waist up and Lady Gaga from the waist down. And ankle boots without tights should be left to those lucky women (rare over the age of consent) who need a bit of extra padding on their legs.
On the positive side, the dresses are eminently wearable, even for those carrying a few extra pounds, and the colour of the Peter Pan dress is a nice nod to next season’s beloved hot pink for those fortunate enough to be able to wear it. And it’s lovely to see a navy tweed coat as an alternative to corpseifying black…
Conclusion: If you were to apply the ‘kill, f**k, marry” test to clothes…
(Leon Farrel/Photocall Ireland)