Oscar de la Renta
Bridal Spring 2018
It wouldn’t be an Oscar de la Renta show without flowers. The late, great designer was known for his gorgeous floral lace, 3-D flower petals, and painterly prints, all inspired by his own spectacular gardens. For their first bridal show, co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim paid sweet tribute to that—not just with flowers, but with delicate ferns, vines, and leaves, too. Decorating the bust of a strapless gown or trailing down a light, floaty sheath, the results were classic Oscar : elegant, but not stuffy, and undeniably feminine.
Garcia and Kim are experimenters, though, and had a few new ideas for the Oscar bride. There was a jumpsuit with a lace bustier, which mirrored a look from their Fall ’17 ready-to-wear collection; a relaxed ivory suit with a sequined corset; and one dress Kim referred to as their “ode to Sarah Jessica Parker.” Stitched into the crinoline skirt was an oversize Oscar de la Renta logo, just like the one on Parker’s De la Renta gown at the 2014 Met Gala. Garcia and Kim’s version was styled under a white denim jacket with “Just Married” embroidered on the back. The combination certainly isn’t for every bride, but girls looking for the kind of timeless, romantic gowns you typically associate with Oscar de la Renta won’t be lacking for options, either.
New York, April 22nd, 2017. Article written by Emily Farra