Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are well versed in all of the design codes of Oscar de la Renta — they did, after all, spend a collective 18+ years working under its late founder before coming back to helm the brand together in late 2016.
But for fall ‘19, the duo is taking some not-so-subtle cues from their own label, Monse — and footwear is a big part of it.
Oscar de la Renta’s new George loafer with a houndstooth-and-plaid coat for fall ’19.
Oscar de la Renta’s menswear-inspired George loafer for fall ’19, with a simple leather band and zero hardware.
“At Monse we are inspired by menswear, so this is a little injection of that here,” Garcia told FN backstage before the show. That injection includes the George, an unadorned masculine leather loafer with an elongated tongue, simple leather band and zero hardware that the designers sent out with a long houndstooth-and-glen-plaid-spliced coat (very Monse) and a red quilted-silk 1950’s-style strapless dress (very Oscar). “It’s the first time we are doing men’s loafers (at Oscar),” said Garcia. “We named it after our boss’s dog,” he added, referring to Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen, who also noted the shoe