Oscar de la Renta founded his anonymous brand in New York in 1965 after an already successful career in fashion, trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. Known for his luxurious and elegant styles, Oscar de la Renta designs were popular among socialites and celebrities from the brand’s beginning and to this day. Femininity and romanticism were always at the heart of Oscar de la Renta designs, themes of which are carried into the present day.
Co-Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, who have been part of the brand for years before this prestigious appointment, have honoured the traditions of the luxury fashion label in the wake of De la Renta’s death in 2014. The brand produces womenswear, accessories and bags as well as a bridal collection.
Oscar de la Renta’s signature style utilised bright colours, feminine silhouettes and stunning silk prints. Adding a youthful edge to these classic designs, Kim and Garcia continue to create red-carpet worthy gowns, as well as more wearable and modern pieces such as beautifully tailored trousers and white blouses. Glamour is preserved in dramatic puff sleeves, gorgeous floral prints and nipped-in waists. The collections ooze sophistication and class. In the same way that high-class women in the 1960’s and ‘70’s swooned over Oscar de la Renta designs, the new generation of society women covet these modern yet classically effeminate shapes and designs.
Oscar de la Renta stores are found in many cities, including London and New York. Their website, as well as My Theresa and Net-a-Porter can be used for purchase of Oscar de La Renta clothes and accessories.