Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2018 Collection Continues Its Renewed Spirit

Oscar de la Renta’s new creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are continuing their younger, bolder aesthetic for the label. Ever since taking over creative reins last season, the design duo — who also spearhead the emerging brand Monse — have infused the house with an updated spirit.

With a whopping 41-look lineup, the resort ’18 collection attempts to cover all bases. At a rooftop show today in Midtown Manhattan, the casual daytime looks included a micro-twill trench coat paired with a jacquard dress. Everyday essentials, like the denim trouser, were also elevated with an embroidered t-shirt and wool blazer.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 Oscar de la Renta resort ’18 collection. George Chinsee

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 Oscar de la Renta resort ’18 collection. George Chinsee

As the collection evolved, the lineup swerved into the label’s bread and butter: evening wear. A scoop-neck dress in gold sequins could easily appear on a young Hollywood starlet. Meanwhile, silk ballgowns have been given fresh tea lengths or dramatic fern appliqué work.

The shoe message is decidedly more simple. With many of the looks featuring cropped hemlines or drainpipe trousers, the footwear calls for a simple but alluring design. Today’s show included T-strap stiletto sandals as well as styles that were wrap-tied around the ankle.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 Oscar de la Renta resort ’18 collection. George Chinsee
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 Oscar de la Renta resort ’18 collection. George Chinsee

For more looks from the collection, click through the gallery.

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