Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia Debut Oscar de la Renta Bridal Line for Spring 2018
Oscar de la Renta’s bridal spring 2018 collection was a well-rounded procession of wedding day options with a good range of designs to appeal to a varied number of brides for their big day. Some of the most neglected options for brides were beautifully addressed, like pants.
The minds behind this runway presentation of the Oscar de la Renta bridal spring 2018 collection – Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia – did an exceptional job, and it was clear that the wedding gown design was well within their purview and expertise. Though this is their first collaborative effort for Oscar de la Renta Bridal, both have had experience with the bridal arena before.
The bridal collection they created was seamlessly similar to the work of Oscar himself, and it is no wonder as both Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia have been working closely with Oscar. The collection is romantic and textured in an exquisite way. The two co-directors of the Oscar de la Renta really put their knowledge to work.
Fernando Garcia even went so far as to explain the intention built into the aesthetic of the bridal collection by saying: “We kept some Oscar-isms, like sashes and ferns and foliage as a strong base for embroideries, because he loved gardens so much.”
Laura Kim followed up to remind us that fashion is always evolving and why the two were picked to co-direct the brand when she added: “But we’re making it much lighter and more relaxed.”
The show was thorough, including ideally adorned, picturesque little flower girls. The designs held appeal for every sensibility and fashion tone out there in more than just puffy layers of tulle but sleek layers, full skirts, ultra chic pant suits! The show was just incredible.
Centering a moment on the inclusion of the pantsuits, one in particular – a strapless neckline and a tight lace bodice with slim fitting white high waisted pants and a hanging sash was a breathtaking addition for women to choose from. Pant options for brides are almost never included and when they are they are rarely so chic and incredible and inescapably pretty and feminine. The other pant option was actually a suit with a bit of retro flair to it and a liquid silver cummerbund that is certainly an eye-catching feature.
Truth be told there was not a disappointing design in the bunch – the range of sashes, tied at an angle and hanging behind offered a bit of a divergence from what was expected with the front of many of these dresses, but the romantic, dreaminess of the collection was certainly seen throughout.
It seemed that no style was excluded, chic and sexy well-fitted mermaid gowns were in the show, one with a plunging neckline and smooth silhouette. The use of tulle here was iconic as well; something for everything from a southern belle to a more contemporary style was shown. There was even illusion netting paired with 3D appliques and lace. This bridal collection was everything.
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