Designers who work in both fashion and bridal are starting to break down the walls between the two worlds. Instead of establishing completely separate visions, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim’s Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 Bridal collection features standout pieces and themes from the runway, influencing their bridal lines.
Some of the Spring 2020 gowns took that quite literally, like the finale look: an abbreviated version of the duo’s white feathered gown from Fall 2019 (which Lupita Nyong’o later wore to this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party). Speaking of red carpets, the custom strapless ivory gown Regina King wore to accept her best supporting actress award inspired a column here with sculptural draping at the hip.
That said, there were still brand-new numbers you likely won’t see on an Oscar de la Renta runway: classic ball gowns with scattered floral appliqués, a high-low dress with a tufted tulle train, and lace columns with XXL bows knotted in the back. Plenty of Oscar brides still want something quite traditional, but even the most “bride-y” dresses were lightened up to be easy to wear; Garcia said one of them weighed less than a pound.