Behind The Seams: Oscar de la Renta

Welcome to Behind The Seams, brought to you by Savvy Brides, Sydney's leading boutique service that specialises in acquiring and selling pre-loved designer wedding gowns.

In this post Annalise gives you the lowdown on:



Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is the man who can do no wrong. He is one of the leading designers in the fashion world, his designs are coveted the world over, and  his amazing success is even more impressive when you consider his incredible climb up the haute couture ladder. Oscar de la Renta landed a prestigious apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga at the very early age of 18. This role eventually led to a position with Lanvin as a couture assistant, and it was then only a matter of time before the talented designer would have the spotlight showcasing his very own designs. In 1965 Oscar de la Renta launched his first collection and now over four decades have passed and the spotlight shows no signs of dimming anytime soon.

From Jacqueline Kennedy to Ann Hathaway to Gisele Bundchen, this man has dressed all the greats through the ages. The progression from haute couture to bridal wear was inevitable and in 2006 he captivated the public by launching his first bridal collection.

Oscar de la Renta has become the crème de la crème of bridal fashion by building a reputation for creating classic gowns that will continue to stay on trend decades later. The designer consistently brings sophistication and femininity to his designs, allowing for each creation to show off the natural female silhouette. In particular, his bridal gowns have continued to stay relevant to the bridal fashion industry because they are effortlessly timeless. His commitment to keeping his designs feminine and beautiful have provided the perfect formula for classic designs that continue to wow the public years later.



The beauty of Oscar de la Renta’s work is that he is able to incorporate so many techniques and styles in his beautiful designs. His use of intricate ruffles, beautiful embellishments and floral detailing will be the centre of attention in one collection and then simple and streamlined designs in another. His unpredictability is not inconsistency but rather an impressive demonstration of his incredibly diverse design aesthetic.

Savvy Brides currently stock this phenomenal designer in our store. One of our favourite gowns is a top-to-toe lace mermaid style gown made from the best quality French Alencon lace with a silk underlay.



This silhouette is classic and will never go out of style, just like the man behind the dress. We also have the most stunning mermaid silhouette gown made from the best quality silk faille. This dress features an asymmetrical bow and will incorporate a little bit of red carpet glamour on your big day. 



All featured dresses are currently available at Savvy Brides so please contact Mandy or Annalise for more information or to book an appointment at their gorgeous boutique in Double Bay!

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