Following in the footsteps of Gucci, Lanvin and Burberry, Oscar de la Renta is set to create an in-house childrenswear line for the first time in his 45-year career. The clothing line, for both boys and girls, will be made for tikes ages 18 months to 14 years, and debut in stores this spring. A full collection will appear on the runway the following autumn.
The designer has appointed Catherine Monteiro de Barros, founder of luxury children’s brand Papo d’Anjo, as the Vice President of Design for the line. Though de la Renta is known for his lady-like ensembles and elegant gowns, Monteiro de Barros told WWD that her designs will appeal to “mothers who are interested in quality and style but who also want their children to look like children” — really expensively-dressed children. [WWD]