The Oscar de la Renta fashion show at New York Fashion Week was full of originality and not only for the modern and different creations that the firm presented for the fall-winter 2017 season, but for everything that surrounded the show.
For starters, it was two parades in one. The new designers of De la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando García, have their own brand, Monse, and they made a joint presentation. In the first place the models paraded with the designs of Monse, a firm of just two years of life that since its birth has been a favorite of bloggers and celebrities.
Characterized by their avant-garde pieces inspired by everyday clothes, there was no shortage of unstructured white shirts, military parkas on sequined skirts or velvets in intense colors. All in retro air silhouettes, with draped details and bare shoulders.
Then it was Oscar de la Renta's turn. The creative duo has remained faithful to the luxurious but simple style of the Dominican designer, which they have reinterpreted with their modern touches. Voluminous skirts, clean cuts, flowing cocktail dresses in pink, purple and cream colors dominated the catwalk. Many monochromatic looks and extra sophisticated touches, such as meticulous details of stones or leather, proved that it is still a firm suitable for first ladies, albeit with a different twist.
The makeup, performed by MAC makeup artist Tom Pechaux, was characterized by clean and perfect skin, and striking lavender, blue, pink and orange eye colors. "I think he was a glamorous gentleman, but most of all, he enjoyed life," says Pechaux. "A feeling that I wanted to [capture] with makeup, simple but rich in color that expressed a message: 'I am happy.'"
As for the hair, the stylist Orlando Pita created high and tight ponytails, very youthful but at the same time sophisticated, which contrasted with the lines of the dresses. "He is a little rebellious," says Pita. "Your mother would probably be horrified to see you wear an Oscar de la Renta dress with a ponytail, and if your mother hates it, you are doing well."
Kim and Garcia arrive after the departure of the British Peter Copping as creative director, personally chosen by De La Renta to succeed him. They both worked at the firm previously before focusing on creating Monse.