It’s a debut show of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia as creative directors at Oscar de la Renta. On the runway of Oscar de la Renta, both Oscar de la Renta fall 2017 collection and Monse fall 2017 collection were presented at the same time. Monse is the creative directors’ own label.
The collection was criticized as “lacked in finesse and a certain degree of taste” according to Vogue. The creative directors failed to wow the audience on the first try.
For previous season, it came to everyone’s surprise when the design team put out flats on the runway for the first time in brand’s history.
For fall winter 2017/2018, the designers played safe on shoes. No combat boots, no edgy grungy studs, no velvet, all in the silhouette of 5 inch stiletto and pointy toe, the shoes on the runway are very much “dressed up”, elegant and graceful, showing the essence of Oscar de la Renta but lacking refreshing elements.
The pumps are designed with pop metallic colors in wave pattern on the side, overlaid on clear vinyl to achieve the visual interest while make the shoes wearable.
The strap waved across the front of the foot and fixed on the side with clear vinyl. The intention was nice and artful but compromised on comfort. Without strap down on the other side or the back, the uppers are not held down on the foot in the way they should be. The models were practically wearing a mule with a thin strap at front – painful.
Scroll down to click through the photos of Oscar de la Renta shoes fall winter 2017/2018: