Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue

The brand’s collection at New York Fashion Week features a youthful touch, and a mix of grand and casual

By Associated Press

13 Feb 2018

At Oscar de la Renta, the label that epitomises luxury and refinement, designer Laura Kim has a new motto for her clients: You’re not dressing up for your mothers any more.

Kim and her design partner, Fernando Garcia, are taking the company into the future with skill and craftsmanship (and great fabrics), but also with the view that fashion’s rules have changed forever. Or, as Garcia puts it: There ARE no more rules.

Oscar de la Renta dares with denim and fur at New York Fashion Week

This means that for evening, an outfit can be grand and casual at the same time. Many of the evening looks Kim and Garcia presented on Monday at their runway show epitomised this idea – for example, a long glittering skirt with embroidered sequins, perhaps in a ball gown shape, but topped with a simple sweater or very light top.

�You can wear a T-shirt to an evening event,�Kim said after the show, if you can pull it together nicely. “I just think there are so many more options to show your creative arc. For us, it’s great. It’s a fun time.”�She herself was wearing a tulle T-shirt that could move easily from day to evening.

Oscar de la Renta’s new designers redefine pretty

The designers said their collection was inspired by a memory: A 2014 trip to the Cloisters, the upper Manhattan museum specialising in European medieval art and architecture. Their host: None other than de la Renta himself. (The legendary designer died that same year.)

Memories of that trip got Kim and Garcia looking at Elizabethan embroidery, and they were drawn to a tree-branch pattern that now appears on much of their new collection – for daytime and evening looks. “It just had this perfect amount of contrast,”Garcia said.

Interview: Oscar de la Renta's passion for fashion

Both designers said they were partial to a particular garment: An evening coat in filmy tulle, which appeared in the show in several colours, including black. It was a lighter take on the formal evening coat that de la Renta used to do in shiny satin. But it retained the essence of those earlier garments. “I think Oscar would have loved that coat,” Kim said.

Want more stories like this? Sign up here.  Follow STYLE on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 49
Oscar De La Renta creates collection fit for a fairytale at New York
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 58
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 32
Oscar de la Renta Review: New York Fashion Week Spring 2018
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 53
NYFW : Oscar de la Renta looks at new era with casual denims
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 69
New York Fashion Week: 10 Best Looks From Oscar De La Renta
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 25
Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2018 WWD
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 93
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 96
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 44
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 32
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 2
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 49
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 99
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 3
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 19
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection - Vogue 70