Oscar de la Renta Debuts Full Childrenswear Collection at New York Fashion Week Show
Floral and eyelet dresses shared the runway with stripes and plaids at Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 runway show yesterday. And while that might sound like the usual fare for the legendary designer, the models were anything but typical — they were about two feet shorter than those who walked the New York Fashion Week runway the day prior, and several made their way across the runway pulled in wagons, riding on scooters, and holding skateboards. For his first full childrenswear collection (the pint-size label launched this past Spring with a stunning flower girl collection), de la Renta created a springtime garden party filled with traditional sundresses, hand-crocheted jackets, and appliquéd flowers for lil girls, and colorful layered looks of button-down shirts, striped sweaters, and cotton shorts for boys. Designed by Catherine Monteiro de Barros, who previously founded and ran the popular high-end Portuguese children's brand Papo d'Anjo, the collection was packed with classic styles reminiscent of the label's adult pieces — a point that was certainly noticed by de la Renta himself, who stood to the side of the runway nodding his approval as each tot took a turn on the catwalk. Keep reading to see the Spring collection for yourself.