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Oscar de la Renta Debuts Full Childrenswear Collection at New York Fashion Week Show

Sep 13 2012 - 8:58am

Floral and eyelet dresses shared the runway with stripes and plaids at Oscar de la Renta [1]'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 [2], 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 [3]), 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.

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