Oscar de la Renta coming to UK

Tuesday, 05 June 2007
Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is in talks to open a flagship in London. According to The Daily, the designer is talks to lease a location in the capital. The company is, however, keeping tight-lipped on a possible location and time frame for the opening. The fashion house's chief executive, Alex Bolen, refused to speak about such details but did comment on the brand's current success in the UK. "We're already at three points of sale there," he said. "Net-a-porter, Harrods, and soon at Browns." He revealed that other potential cities for an Oscar de la Renta store include Moscow, Madrid and Paris.

Meanwhile, De la Renta earned himself a nod from the CFDA earlier this week. He was awarded the coveted womenswear award, which he shared with fellow designers Proenza Schouler. During his speech, he also included fellow nominee Marc Jacobs. "There are no losers, only winners," he said.