Oscar de la Renta left behind a legacy that lives on in fashion and mainstream culture. The fashion house of the same name is now under the direction of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. The brand has retained Oscar de la Renta’s playfulness and the same undeniable charm that has marked his craft from the beginning. As you’ll see in this NYFW Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 Collection review, Kim and Garcia are innovative with their styling yet remain true to Oscar’s grand vision of feminine beauty, brazen embroidery, and fine fabrics.
“I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.”Oscar de la Renta
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Silky and slinky, the draping of this dress is hypnotic. The pattern isn’t repetitive, yet the design flows together seamlessly in a sea of pinks, greens, and creams accented by pops of orange and lilac. The soft fluttering, feathery detail at one end of the dress is a nice and necessary touch that harmonizes this unique gown with others in the collection.
The extravagance of this emerald green quilted ballgown is heightened by saturated color composition and heavy presentation. It’s no secret that jewel tones are a fall favorite. The embroidery is pristine and the waistline is tailored to perfection. The dress is very reminiscent of past Oscar de la Renta pieces.
One of the best things about this look are the proportions. The billowing blouse tucks neatly into the asymmetrical, appliquéd skirt and lends a balance hard to achieve with different textures. Speaking of texture, the subtle distressing at the hemline of the skirt is gorgeous and the way the red bleeds into the white is simply poetic.
Sexy doesn’t even begin to describe the nature of this dress. The scarlet, velveteen fabric bulks at the hips to mold a shape that rivals Botticelli’s depiction of the goddess Venus. The extensive detailing on the right side offsets the straight across neckline and the feathery detailing from the first look reappears.
This moody, midnight purple gown is the final feature of the NYFW Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 Collection. The stitched geometry is similar to the Moroccan architectural design known as ogee and gradually expands to accommodate the width of the skirt. This attests to the craftsmanship of de la Renta. If Vampira or Morticia Addams wore couture, this would be a mainstay in their closets.
All images are from Vogue.
Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Season: Fall 2019 Ready to Wear
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Location: New York, NY