Roberto Cavalli Junior Fall/Winter 2015 is roaring into the coming season in the customary style of this flamboyant Italian label. The ever present savage animal influences are well…ever present in even his kid’s line. So, here we have ferocious lions, fur linings, animal prints and other wild looking prints! And of course, lots of gold embellishments.
But there is a sweet touch to the baby part of this line, with large tartan type checks and some very subdued felines wearing cute hats, so the little ones won’t be frightened by so much wildness.
Chloe Kids, Fall/Winter 2015, is another classic, upscale, yet wearable collection from this veteran label of not only kidswear but the parent womenswear label. This season is quite funky with hairy jackets and light blue cords, and chunks of opulent beading. And then there are the pastel pink and quite adorable woolen short and coat ensembles. I’m a fan of that red dress (below) which could be worn on practically any occasion with the right accessories.
Molo Kids, Autumn/Winter, 2015 explodes onto the scene with an urban feel and street attitude with a sporty and poetic kick. For both boys and girls, this collection is inspired by New York’s street scene, so its got baseball caps, chenille patches, prints with reference to the city’s street looks and more intense colours that light up the dark autumn season. I really love this Danish take on New York style. Always good to see how that is interpreted by others.
I am enamored of the Noro Paris Fall/Winter 2015 collection and even more so by the teaming up with super photographer Wanda Kujacz for this fantasy photo shoot. And even though the photos are epic, this is a very wearable and classic collection this coming season. The floral wallpaper print dress (above) is sweet, modern-retro at its best.
Wanda has shot for many top kids brands and the results are always magical, lyrical and straight out of a fairy tale.
Keep an eye out for the collaboration between Noro and Wanda called “VÊTEMENTS DE CÉRÉMONIE – pour infants” which means “Garments for Ceremonies- for kids”, so it’s all about kidswear for weddings and other such occasions, which is available in French. They plan to also translate it into English, so can’t wait for that one!
Pink Princess has long been a great place to buy special occasion dresses like flower girl dresses, and holiday dresses not only for girls but for boys as well. They now have a pretty extensive collection of designer clothing, from labels such as Jean Bourget, 3 Pommes, Deux par Deux, and so much more! Take a look here to see the extent of their offerings.
Well, it’s still summer and boy are we glad. But the beautiful Il Gufo Fall/Winter 2015 Collection almost makes it easy to think about the winter setting in this year.
The collection, as is par for the course with Il Gufo, for boys and girls, filled with the customary blend of stylish and dapper outfits, simple shapes and the little couture details. I’m especially grinning over the super cute pom-pom sweater for the babies, and knitted leaves on the boys’ sweaters as well. The colors are toned down, yet still alive.
Well, here it is. My rundown of the Pitti Bimbo International Childrenswear Tradeshow, 2015 which was a huge success. This 81st edition of Pitti Immagine Bimbo (Florence, 25-27 June 2015), the premier international childrenswear fair, finished up at Fortezza da Basso launching a message of confidence and energy for Italian and international kids fashion. The final attendance figures confirmed the high levels achieved a year ago: overall there were more than 5,600 buyers in attendance over the three days of the fair, making a total of 10,000 visitors.
I am sharing some of the most striking images to give you an idea of what it was like to be there!
And the title theme this year was PITTICOLOR (below) and revolved around color and colors in which we are constantly immersed. The language of color is also one of the fundamental codes of kidswear. This project was curated by Oliviero Baldini.
And now for some stunning images of the Pitti Color Party!
Other themes were ITALIA WOW, (below) which focused on collections and brands that are of course, Italian.
Baby Dior Summer 2015 Collection is a burst of color in crisp whites and blues and lollypop pinks and fire engine red. For the girls, the romanticism bursts from every luxury seam and the cuts are simple, classic and some pieces reminiscent of 1940’s movie stars. And the mood is very sophisticated. These little misses have social engagements and serious style business to attend to. For the boys, there is a nice mix of laid back graphic shirts under striking turquoise and toned down grey blazers as only Dior can do.
See the full collection here at Dior.
If you can’t make it in person to all the trade shows, never fear – Playologie Virtual Fashion Showroom to the rescue!
Nearly one year after its launch, Playologie, the B2B marketplace brought to you by the organizers of the Playtime trade fair, is continuing its rapid progression and is kicking into the next gear. There are already 100 brands featured and almost 1000 verified buyers. Read on to see how this has all improved!