Glamour has taken over our world. To be ‘out’ is a terrible error, and age is no excuse. Fashion houses all around the globe have focused their attention on the latest trend – childrenswear! Each season we see more and more labels catering to the needs of the tiniest customers, and their designs are as adorable in the junior versions as in the full-size collections. We all know just how much fun playing dressing-up is, though the secret to success lies in creating a collection for children – not adult fashion on a smaller scale.
Take Dior, for example, who this season delights with its gorgeous child-sized outfits in tulle, silk and cotton with matching accessories, masterfully mirroring the label’s sartorial skills. From the rose dragée on a girl’s jacket to the satin bow tie or braces in a boy's look, every item in these lines is perfect, worthy of a nod of approval from Christian Dior himself.
Gucci, on the children's fashion scene since 2010, takes this season into full bloom with charming creations featuring the maison’s iconic Flora print. However this is just one of their many trademarks available for the younger fashionistas, who can rest assured that they will be able to choose their favourite from the horsebit, double ‘G’ print or the web motif, in hats, shoes, bags and backpacks.
Another fashion lover’s ‘must-have’ is Burberry’s iconic trench. This timeless piece has recently been spotted worn by Romeo Beckham (who seems to fashionably following in his parent’s footsteps). A toddler-size trench coat with a pair of Burberry plaid rain boots is enough to make any mom weak at the knees! However we suggest you view the entire spring/summer collection.
And of course, who could forget ‘l’enfant terrible' of fashion?’ Each season Jean Paul Gaultier, who since 2009 has included a collection for ‘enfants’ in his design family, proposes his colourful and utterly creative designs. Not to mention his striped white and navy motif, because after all, who could resist a small but immaculately-dressed sailor? Or any beautifully-dressed toddler for that matter?