Moving away from the house's showroom and into fresh territory, Peter Copping opened up the Spring/Summer 16 runway for Oscar de la Renta at the appropriately grand (and convenient) Prince George Ballroom, just one of the signs that Copping has settled into his role at the house, following an emotional start to the job. 

During the design process, Copping spent time at the Hispanic Society of America, to gauge an accurate taste and take in a bit of research into his Spanish and Latin culture inspiration for the collection, which also draws on de la Renta's own heritage. 

The clothes were wonderfully alive with the theme; flamenco ruffles, matador jackets, fiery crimson red (sometimes combined with black) Spanish lace and even some tassels, were measured with perfect poise and romance. The red carnation was the primary print on show, de la Renta's favourite flower, treated with affection in Copping's capable hands. 

Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...