Our fashion week coverage continues, this time a preview of what’s to come this spring from CC fave brand Oscar de la Renta Children.
The excitement in the air at the Oscar de la Renta Childrenswear spring/summer 2013 fashion show was palpable. Eager attendees were treated to a fabulous show filled with the gorgeous designs one would expect from the one and only Oscar de la Renta. VP Design Director Catherine Monteiro de Barros, who founded the much beloved and now shuttered children’s line, Papo D’Anjo has done an amazing job at designing a children’s line that is appropriate for children but also very much in line with the sensibility and style of the Oscar de la Renta brand.
The collection veered towards traditional and classic but with lots of color and whimsy thrown in. The custom printed scooters, wagons and skateboards were so much fun-we hope they will be produced! Ikat printed dresses in turquoise and navy were a Chic Child favorite as were the magenta and white gardenia print dresses. A white sundress with macrame detail was also a standout and reminiscent of some of the designers bridal collection dresses Ric Rac trims and scalloped edges were some of the details that made the looks so special. It was also great to see so many eye-catching options for boys coming down the runway. Traditional madras rompers, gingham shirts, and seersucker blazers led the way with a few more fashion forward pieces like an Ikat print button down for the more daring. Awws and enthusiastic clapping erupted when the darling matching boy and girl outfits came down the runway. A boy in a petal pink blazer and white shorts holding hands with a younger girl in a pink piqué dress, coat and matching bonnet were so sweet and would look so perfect prancing up Park Avenue. With prices capping at $350 for the fancier dresses, this line isn’t cheap but it is certainly not excessive in price when compared to its contemporaries in the children’s designer clothing department. We are sure this line will be a hit amongst the well dressed children whose mothers are still mourning the loss of Papo D’Anjo.—CC
You can see a live version of the show over at George & Ruby blog.