Oscar de la Renta
Laura Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and began developing her skills as a child, learning the basics of sewing from her grandmother. She moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute and excelled in the fashion design program, eventually landing an internship at Oscar de la Renta where her impressive work and critical eye led to a permanent position upon graduation. Fernando Garcia was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Drawn to the creative field and fascinated with fashion at an early age, he went on to study architecture at Notre Dame. He then found the opportunity to meet Mr. de la Renta to show him a book of his sketches. This led to an internship, honing his craftsmanship skills and ultimately becoming principal designer. During his six years at the brand, Fernando helped to create some of the most iconic evening pieces in the Oscar de la Renta collection.