Oscar De La Renta debuted its AW18 collection this New York Fashion Week and we want to take the looks straight off the runway.
Any Fairy loyal to the traditions of fashion week knows that voluminous ballgowns are the De La Renta special. But, under the direction of American duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, the behemoth brand is combining the classic and the contemporary in a seamless embroidery dream.
This was their third collection for the house, following the passing of De La Renta in 2014. Think pearl encrusted velvet skirts, hot pink cigarette pants and embellished frock coats in every colour.
Laura Kim’s new motto? You’re not dressing up for your mothers anymore.
Kim and Garcia are giving us the best of both worlds, mixing the grand with the casual and the edgy with the original.
We’re talking peeking shirt cuffs from the sleeves of beautifully tailored jackets, and simple knits with long glittering skirts.
Or as Garcia tells the South China Morning Post, “There ARE no more rules!”
The designers said their collection was inspired by a 2014 trip to The Cloisters with none other than De La Renta himself. The Manhattan museum, which was showing European medieval art and architecture, inspired the Elizabethan patterns that are all over their latest collection.
Oscar De La Renta’s work has always made us feel like we’re in a fairy tale and we know he would have loved his legacy’s latest designs.
All images via Vogue
Written by Shaymah Alkhair