Oscar de La Renta BR2019

{Alice: how long is forever?
White Rabbit:
sometimes, just one second.}
Lewis Carol

The new wedding dress collection designed by Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim is refreshingly diverse. There are elegant gowns,  being “very Oscar”: strapless ball gowns with “scattered” embroideries and gestural details, like a soft bow in the back or a wrap-effect sweetheart bodice. The handful of long-sleeved gowns were a response to brides who are looking for more coverage, particularly in the Middle East.

As well as the introduction of demi-couture gowns, which made up about half of this collection. They’ll be made to order, with room for customization: Consider the long-sleeved, allover lace gown with a semi-sheer skirt, which could likely be lengthened, lined for more coverage, or embroidered with metallic or colorful threads. Another look in the demi-couture group was covered in hand-embroidered flowers with a strapless, V-neck bodice and giant tulle sash. Those gowns mark a refreshing new direction for Garcia and Kim at a time when fashion is becoming increasingly fast-paced, machine-made, and distant-feeling.