Shinola Salutes Oscar de la Renta
October 14, 2014
In the realm of designer collaborations, it’s refreshing when two completely different aesthetics find their way into one amazing design partnership. Oscar de la Renta, the iconic American brand that exudes glamour and sophistication, and Detroit-based Shinola, renowned for its meticulously crafted watches, have created the first in a series of collaborations with “Shinola Salutes.” This limited-edition collection features “The Lattice” timepieces. These watches come with three different alligator straps, blue, red and black – the latter enhanced with 68 VS, full-cut diamonds in the Oscar de la Renta signature mosaic crown.
A close look at this stunning collection shows why the collaboration works: Oscar de la Renta’s bold jewelry meets Shinola’s utilitarian, modern leather goods right in the middle, while making a strong statement when it comes to American-made luxury pieces. “Like us, Shinola believes in products designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality. We both believe that these high standards are best exemplified by American craftsmen,” said Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen.
Each of the 1,000 limited-edition timepieces will be individually numbered and sold exclusively at Oscar de la Renta and Shinola boutiques, as well as Neiman Marcus. Not to be missed is the coffee-table book titled “Oscar de la Renta: An America Icon,” created by Shinola and the perfect complement to its exceptional watch.