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Monse and Oscar de la Renta Will Be Staging a Combined Show

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are up to something.
Monse and Oscar de la Renta Will Be Staging a Combined Show
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Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are up to something.

In the musical chairs of high fashion houses' creative directors, we saw how Oscar dela Renta lost Peter Copping and appointed the duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia who are both alums of the said label. But prior to taking over the post vacated by Peter, Laura and Fernando were brewing up another brand: Monse.

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Monse Spring 2017

Reaching the decision of heading both houses, Laura and Fernando risked having a brand crisis, which is exactly why they are staging a combined show. “We wanted to attack it head on: Can we do two different collections that have an identity on their own and be brave enough to show them together?" Fernando said in an interview.

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Oscar dela Renta Spring 2017

And so, this coming February, Monse and Oscar dela Renta will be sharing one venue, showing one after the other, the former going first. Fernando adds that there will be a reveal factor to indicate when and where the Monse show ends and Oscar dela Renta begins. He says, "Having them be consecutive does not mean that there is necessarily a blending of the ideas. There’s going to be different styling for each show, and it’s going to be very apparent where the [change] happens. The clothes are very different."

In this very essence, the duo believes that they are capable of managing the two brands, and that the show's juxtaposition will underline the fact that the two labels may be different, but complement each other.

The show will take place at IMG’s Skylight Clarkson Square venue with a set designed by the New York-based Stefan Beckman Studio this February 13.

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