Two years into their tenure at the helm of Oscar de la Renta, designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia continue to seek new ways to inject a more relaxed vibe into the label – while maintaining its famous craftsmanship.Tuesday, the pair put on a rooftop runway show at the New York Fashion Week that felt like a sunny Mediterranean vacation – well, once it actually stopped drizzling.
There were bold prints, lots of fringe, crocheted dresses and loose, comfy caftans taking their place among the elegant, structured gowns the label is best known for.
The two moods of the collection could perhaps best be sampled by looking at the show’s opening and closing garments, each modeled by a famous Hadid sister. Bella Hadid kicked things off in a fringed, sarong-like skirt with a tulip print and a white, one-armed top. And Gigi Hadid finished the show in a long, sheer black lace gown – also with one arm free – with delicate ruffles running up the leg.