Designer Narciso Rodriguez showed once again why he is a star, unveiling luminous creations at New York Fashion Week, while Oscar de la Renta gave a new spin to the idea of going on a picnic.

Rodriguez, a Cuban-American, is not enamored of hot climates despite his Caribbean roots.

"I always prefer the fall," Rodriguez told Efe.

The designer's 2014 spring-summer creations, featuring dresses that appeared sculpted instead of sewn together, drew huge rounds of applause from the audience on Tuesday night.

Rodriguez, who has dressed the late Carolyn Bessette, wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., and Michelle Obama, among others, said he enjoyed working with glamorous and powerful customers.

"It is an honor to dress women who inspire me so much because they are women who are truly elegant," the 52-year-old designer said, adding that his latest collection was "a collage" of experiences.

Television and movie actress Jessica Alba was among the Latin stars who attended the designer's show, enjoying the clean lines of his creations.

Rodriguez said some of his garments had an Asian touch inspired by the idea of turning his work into a collection of memories of different countries.

"It is a very real collection, made with much pleasure. It's about a woman's style, about the different ways she has of dressing with pieces made a beautiful way. There's a lot of fashion out there and these pieces are special, they make you feel special with the things that are important in life," Rodriguez said.

Oscar de la Renta, for his part, used his knowledge of the tastes of upper crust women to roll out new creations with conservative looks and a light feel. EFE