OSCAR DE LA RENTA NAMES NEW CREATIVE DIRECTORS
It’s some come back. Two of Oscar de La Renta’s former designers, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia,who left the firm in the spring of 2015 to launch their own label Monse, have returnedto the celebrated fashion house as the new co-creative directors.
The pair worked closely with the Oscar de la Renta until his death in 2014, Kim as a design director for over a decade and Garcia as a senior designer since 2009, before launching Monse in Spring/Summer 2016. Their return follows the sudden departure of Peter Copping who has run the company since 2014.
“We are beyond thrilled to go back to the house where we learned the fundamentals of fashion from Oscar and the business of fashion from Alex (Bolen the brand’s CEO). Having further learned so much this past year with Monse, we will apply all of those lessons to expand the vision that this amazing house has already established,” Kim and Garcia said after the announcement.
The pair’s first ready-to-wear spring collection for the brand will arrive in February 2017 and will showcase during New York Fashion Week. Their work on Monse will continue with the support of the Oscar de la Renta company.
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