Oscar - Blankets

$105.00 $210.00
By Mungo

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Timeless elegance. Remarkably Markian.

Bring a touch of timeless taste this season with the Oscar Bed Cover, available in both a Cobble and an Interlace weave. 

The Mungo Cobble Weave was inspired by a traditional weave featured in a historic book of weaves first published in 1915. This cotton bed cover is a variation on the famous waffle weave, adapted for weaving on the Mungo looms in Plettenberg Bay by Master Weaver Stuart Holding. 

Woven from pure cotton, the Interlace Bed Cover has a silky smooth texture and is luxuriously soft. Perfect for use as a lightweight bedcover in summer or layering up in winter. 

Sized to fit half way under the pillow and cover the mattress. 

Your Oscar cotton bed cover is designed, woven and made at the Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay.

About the Collaboration

Mungo are a GOTS-certified homeware textile company based in South Africa. Their mission is to create heirloom-quality woven goods with integrity in an open and transparent manner.

Mungo’s mission is to provide a product of exceptional quality and beauty while providing employment and skills development to the local community. This is something they strive to do in a non-industrial environment.

Together they are working to not only create a great product but also opportunities in skills and job creation, social responsibility and an impact on their local economy – all in an authentic and meaningful way.

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Single - 150cm x 200cm
Queen - 200cmx230cm
Super King - 260cm x 40cm

Namesake

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it's about living in a way where you appreciate things.” - Oscar de la Renta

Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo, known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy.

De la Renta, the youngest of seven children and the only boy in his family, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to a Dominican mother, Carmen María Antonia Fiallo, and a Puerto Rican father, Óscar Avelino De La Renta, owner of an insurance company. The Fiallos, De la Renta's mother's family, were so embedded in Dominican society that they could count poets, scholars, and businessmen, as well as top army brass among their members.

De la Renta was one of the last designers to have been trained by the greats themselves. In 1950, aged 18, De la Renta left his native Santo Domingo to study art at The Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. After sketching for a variety of design houses, he secured an internship with Spain’s greatest couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga.

De la Renta soon travelled to Paris to become a couture design assistant at Lanvin. Within two years, he had moved to New York and joined the Elizabeth Arden, on the advice of the then editor of American Vogue, Diana Vreeland, who told De la Renta “go to Arden because you will make your reputation faster. She is not a designer, so she will promote you. At the other place, you will always be eclipsed by the name of Dior.”

It proved sage advice. De la Renta began his own signature ready-to-wear label in 1965.

The label was an immediate hit thanks to De la Renta’s use of colour, his vibrant prints and romantic rendering of Spanish and Caribbean silhouettes. The success of his line led to the launch of a perfume in 1977, as well as expansion into diffusion and bridal lines later in his career. Between 1993 and 2002 De la Renta designed the haute couture collections for Balmain, becoming the first Dominican to design for a French couture house.

Oscar de la Renta was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1973. De la Renta was the recipient of the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement (2009), the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence (2014), and was honored by the United States Postal Service with an eleven stamp series, featuring a black and white photo of him and ten details from his fashion designs (2017). 

De la Renta was regarded as an unofficial ambassador of the Dominican Republic, his home country, and held a diplomatic passport. He had homes there in Casa de Campo and Punta Cana, in addition to his residence in Kent, Connecticut. De la Renta died of complications from cancer on October 20, 2014, at his home in Kent, Connecticut, at the age of 82.