I share an immense admiration for the ultra glamorous and feminine silhouettes credited to the most charming American designer of all time; Mr Oscar de la Renta himself. Couture clients from all over the world still crave his creations as their most effective way to shine bright on a special occasion. Successors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, who are also founders of the avant-garde luxury brand Monse – are modernizing heritage looks infusing it with elements from their own origins and experiences from all over the world.
For Spring/Summer 2019, their Oscar de la Renta collection is exactly what the cosmopolitan woman needs so that she refreshes her precious wardrobe. It includes laid-back wrap dresses and skirts, pajama-inspired ensembles, kimono-style layers, caftan-looking tops, as well as sexy Old-Hollywood glamour gowns. Silk fringes give motion and a bohemian feel to the looks while archival prints stress the continuation of the brand as a fantasy universe for sophisticated clients.
Innovation is pattern-making is the key to the next chapter. We love their asymmetries and notched hems as well as their daring side that reveals skin in a very tasteful manner; whether it is sheerness or a thigh-high slit. As it was always the case with this house, embroidery, embellishment, and other artisanal details further reinforce the luxe factor. I imagine girls of all ages packing these unexpected stunners for Riviera vacaying, then styling them with Grecian sandals, long tasseled earrings, and raffia handbags to grace the seaside. For all the parties of the season, the evening gowns will be equally breathtaking!
Don’t forget to check their fashion jewelry complementing both daywear and eveningwear.
My latest favorite is Celine Dion’s nockout fringed dress for the Met Gala 2019.
Full Collection: Vogue.com