Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018

Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim presented Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2018 collection on the seventh floor roof garden at Rockefeller Center.

“We’re trying to keep the silhouettes as simple as possible so they can span a new pool of clients,” said Garcia during a preview of the resort lineup.

The casual daytime looks included a micro-twill trench coat, which was paired with a jacquard dress. Everyday essentials, like the denim trouser, were also elevated with an embroidered t-shirt and wool blazer. As the collection evolved, the lineup swerved into the label’s bread and butter: evening wear. A scoop neck dress in gold sequins could easily appear on a young Hollywood starlet. Meanwhile, silk ball gowns were given fresh tea lengths, or dramatic fern appliqué work.

The shoe message was decidedly more simple. With many of the looks featuring cropped hemlines or drainpipe trousers, the footwear called for a simple, but alluring, design. The show included T-strap stiletto sandals, as well as styles that were wrap-tied around the ankle.