What a sweet debut collection of high quality, classical fashion from new English label, Susie & Rose. Susie and Rose are a mother/daughter team who offer beautiful limited edition dresses and accessories for girls, and also bespoke commissions for parents who are looking for something extra special. My fave is this Raspberry Ripple Party dress above.
Babybum is an open to the public trade show that happens twice a year in São Paulo. Among several cool, indie new kids fashion brands, there are also all kinds of children related products: from food to books and magazines, and from costumes to room decor. This was their Fall/Winter edition and happened at the end of May.
I made a selection below of the brands that are worth keeping an eye on because they have great potential.
What a great affair the Parsons 2014 Fashion Show was a couple of weeks ago! This was the inaugural parade in their very new building and fabulous auditorium on 5th Avenue. And the talent and creativity were positively oozing off the runway. Every time I see a Parsons Show, I have waves of nostalgia, remembering my graduating year Fashion Parade when I was in design school quite a few moons ago.
So, of course, I’m featuring the three graduates who had the top collections in Childrenswear, Grace Kang, Ashley Yoon Chang, who won the title of the Best Childrenswear designer for this year, and Erica Kim.
And if you scroll down, you will also see a taste of the womenswear and menswear fabulous collections. I wish all of these bright, young stars great success and fulfillment in their fashion careers.
Moschino was originally created in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino, and is well known for its “classico con twist”, (classical with a twist) style. The current head of design, Rossella Jardini, has successfully taken Franco’s humor and style and kept it relevant. And the Moschino Kids, Spring-Summer 2014 is no exception. The primary colors teamed with crisp white, black and neutral summer tans are what I think of when I think of Italian fashion done well. And the motifs are fun and funky and yes, humorous. I’m not sure I like this return to the 80′s style of huge logos! (see the t-shirt second photo from the bottom).
What a sweet, new British label for girls that specializes in cotton and silk floral dresses and special occasion wear. La Pitchoune (which means “The Little One” in French) is as endearing as their name. With a penchant for all sorts of charming and romantic floral prints, simple cuts with little flounces and gathers, these are the classic little girl dress. Manufactured entirely in Britain, this label focuses on quality and producing the experience for little girls and moms of the perfect. comfortable dress!
Jean Paul Gaultier has introduced a couture line for children adding to his prêt-à-porter label he started in 2009. Launching for spring/summer 2014, the range will be updated every six months.
His first designs for the new line were inspired by the finale dress from the spring/summer couture 2013 collection – when the styles were first seen, as little girls appeared from underneath the model’s voluminous gown (see below). The mini tulle dresses – available in ivory and pink – have silk bodices and an accompanying bolero adorned with Swarovski crystals. A limited run of 90 pieces have been produced in each colourway, and went on sale recently, priced at $1,200 each. The theme is Princess all the way. And at that price, you might have to actually be a princess or the mother of one to have that in your budget!
Alicia Keys, son Egypt and the other models at the Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Children’s Fashion Show.
Okay, so this is almost hot off the presses! Monday night, little Egypt, son of Alicia Keys, had his fashion debut, modeling in the Ralph Laurent Fall 2014 Children’s Fashion show, In Support Of Literacy. The show was hosted by Uma Thurman and attended by other celebrities such as Edie Falco and Ireland Baldwin.
Baby Dior Spring/Summer 2014 has really come up roses for this season! A rhapsody of elegance in pinks in varying shades for the girls, and very extended color palette for both the girl and the boys actually. A really wonderful, and quite large collection in sharp casual wear and of course, the Dior upscale dresses and tuxedos in luxurious fabrics.
Burberry Kids, Spring/Summer 2104 is a very tight range in eye-popping colors and unexpected touches like huge red polka dots. Their classic trenches are of course, a part of this range too. Check out the video below to see the whole collection with a bunch of super, active kids!
I’m just wondering if this range is non-toxic yet. Burberry is phasing out toxic chemicals in their production by June of this year, so maybe not. But good for them and quite a few other major, high end labels.