ICYMI: Several years ago, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia met as members of the Oscar de la Renta design team, and they decided to start their own line. Monse was born in the design duo’s evenings and weekends, but then just last year Laura and Fernando were given the top jobs at Oscar—they were made co-creative directors. While they’re certainly not the first designers to hold down two jobs (think Jonathan Anderson pulling double duty at J.W. Anderson and Loewe), the OdlR-rooted genesis of Monse made for a special case.
All together now: Fall collections from Monse and Oscar de la Renta take their finale walk. All images by Indigital Images.
It was announced this past January that the pair would show their debut collection as creative directors at Oscar at the same time as the latest from their closely watched two-year-old side project.
A fashion double-header!
Nordstrom’s senior fashion director Shannon Schafer was drawn in by the use of color and opulent fabrics in both presentations; our slideshows get you front row.