Perhaps Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim are big fans of the Cloisters Museum, a hidden jewel of New York City that houses much of the Metropolitan Museum's medieval collections. At least, that's the vibe one gets looking at the Fall 2018 collection the duo designed for Oscar de la Renta, as presented at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday.
The clothes featured stunning embellishments, tied-up sleeves and overcoats in lots of deep, rich colors. The fabrics, too, were lush, featuring chunky knits, plush furs and thick brocades that mimicked tapestries. Traditional botanicals were featured on sheer skirts and silky dresses — but the medieval unicorns were the real star. Meanwhile, silver beaded skirts and dresses called chainmail armor to mind.
Perhaps having sensed some critique that their Spring 2018 collection skewed too young for the traditional Oscar de la Renta customer, Garcia and Kim pulled back this season. There were still plenty of lace-and-tulle-trimmed dresses and cropped oversized pants to keep that new customer interested, but there was lots in the mix with a more established woman in mind, too; think skirted suit sets and oversize coats.
See the full Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 collection in the gallery below: