Oscar de la Renta's son, Moises, is finally ready to let the world see his collection for Mango. Moises's aesthetic is generally less feminine than his dad's, but from the sneak peek at the launch party, it's not too far off. The theme is polished tees tucked into hugely poufy tulle skirts, cinched with ribbon belts. Delightful. Proceed for a peek at the launch party, which took place at the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC last night.
>> Moises de la Renta Wants to Be "Slightly Under the Radar" For the Time Being —Moises de la Renta says his collection of ten embellished tees for Mango, which arrives in stores next month, was the product of him approaching the brand, not vice-versa. And despite the fact that Michelle Obama wore a red sheath dress from his MDLR collection last August, Moises says he'd like to remain “slightly under the radar,” for a while — until New York Fashon Week, at least. In the meantime, he's working on adding e-commerce to his website and jewelry and fur to his offerings. [Fashionista]
>> Back in February, Oscar de la Renta's son Moises launched his own line, MDLR, for Fall 2009 after internships at Phat Farm and with his father. Much of the collection retails for under $1,000, and Lissy Trullie posed for the inaugural lookbook, which thanks to the newly-launched MDLR web site, can be seen in full below. The line was predicted by Style.com to be "a chart topper," and the designer's friend Julia Frakes promises that we'll be "head over heels" for his Spring 2010 collection.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Sure, Oscar de la Renta's son Moises may be debuting his own line, MDLR, this season — but he has a long way to go if he aims to be the heir to his father's design house. Oscar isn't planning on retiring anytime soon, but right now, he told Cathy Horyn he thinks his son-in-law and CEO of the company, Alex Bolen, may be the best person to succeed him — he's "the one person who challenges me all the time." [Style File, T Magazine]