No longer are runways just for pouting models—as Oscar de la Renta proved in his Spring 2013 childrenswear runway show.
Smiling little girls with parted hair and brightly colored ballet shoes and sandals walked down the aisle, wearing clothes that most adult women would like to have—in their sizes, of course!
Oscar de la Renta stayed true to the ages of the children and did not try to make them age more quickly with the clothes he dressed them up in.
The girls could be seen in fitted dresses with A-line skirts, accented occasionally with a bow or cropped sweater.
The boys got button-down tops, shorts, blazers, and sweaters. The clothing was kept simple but made with clean lines that emphasized their easy wearability.
The color palette encompassed all the hues of the rainbow, though the boys mostly got plaids and stripes while the girls had patterned dresses.
Oscar de la Renta kept the show short and sweet. He accented some of the models with accessories like scooters and headphones, almost as if to keep the show from becoming too serious about fashion.
Though he is not the first luxury brand to branch out into children’s clothing (Lanvin and Burberry have their own lines as well), de la Renta knows how to keep the clothing true to the age group, as was evidenced by his beautiful show.
For a closer look at Oscar de la Renta’s childrenswear brand, you can follow Marissa Kraxberger, vice president of Creative at Oscar de la Renta and head of the childrenswear blog George & Ruby (www.georgeandruby.com).
Marykate Torley is a 2011 graduate of Arcadia University, where she got her B.A. in Print Communications. She is currently getting her master’s with Full Sail University in New Media Journalism. For more articles by Torley, visit her website: www.mypompandcircumstance.com
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