OSCAR DE LA RENTA PRE-FALL 2022 COLLECTION
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are attuned to Gen Z tastes at the moment, particularly for Pre-Fall.
December 24, 2021
The Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2022 collection opens with a group of photos that recall Steven Meisel’s images of the ’90s supers in mini lengths that mostly, if not only, 20-somethings will be able to relate to.
Kim confirmed that shorts suits are selling well for the label when a Gen Xer voiced skepticism. The spongy knit skirt suits have similar potential, being both sexy and effortless to wear.
They carried that athletic, go-anywhere attitude into their eveningwear via party dresses that combined flippy, abbreviated skirts with second-skin knit bodices. But they served up some old-school drama too; it came in the form of a floral-print chiffon dress with a matching floor-length cape. There was also a matching pink minidress and cape embroidered all over with taffeta bows that seemed destined for some other celebrity moment and a creamy tulle confection of such exuberance.