Brand report by Nisha!
Today we have a lovely guest post by Nisha, who was kind enough to tell us about some of her favourite fashionable kids’ brands :)
Apart from well-established big name luxury brands, here are some modern designer brands which create exceptionally good quality clothing for babies and children.
“Where did you get it?” is the likely response when you dress your little princess in clothing from the line. Supplying high fashion garments with complex designs and construction to discourage copycats is the mission statement of the company. Tiered-skirted pinafores with whimsical prints tastefully juxtaposed with geometric squares, or a modified kimono hooded dress with Japanese origami paper cranes printed on the skirt for instance, there is no other designer that puts equal attention to detail when creating both the fabric and the style. Ruffles are all the rage this year, and I have taken a particular fancy in the Opal Ruffle Romper which is a cross-backed sleeveless short tall with cute layers of ruffles on the sides and back. Jelly the Pug was started by a mother who decided that stores had too generic styles and wanted something unique for her daughters. It was when she started getting a flurry of compliments when she decided to turn it into a business.
Dressing a baby in elegant clothing can be quite a feat sometimes, especially when searching for the softest and most gentle fabrics without compromising on quality. Emile et Rose features baby clothing in luxurious fabrics like soft velour and French Terry, come in an array of pastels that are easy on tired eyes, and are made in small quantities for exclusivity. In fact most of their garments are manufactured in a single factory, knitwear comes from a specialty knitting house, and most of the baby clothing are hand finished. Their Spring/Summer 2012 line is sailor themed, all outfits come complete with matching hats.
Imagine the whole world in one place. I am particularly attracted to the Tea Collection’s worldly view on fashion, encompassing earthly colors and foreign-inspired prints, their children’s clothing is like no other. Their latest Spring/Summer range spotlights Bali, and every article of clothing has the theme of resort wear in an equatorial beach paradise. Summer citrus colors and ocean blues, no matter how you mix and match your child is sure to look hip for the season. The designers travel to a different country destination every season to adopt the culture and translate their styles to modern fashion. The fabrics are carefully selected to outlast the competition, withstand regular wear and tear and no pills from frequent washing. Tea Collection also designs for mothers who want to dress complementary to their kids.
Elisa Barretta Lloyd, the founding designer behind the brand, creates a few masterpieces per season and for this summer she has soft cotton spaghetti strap sun dresses for little girls. The Flower Power dress is a printed chiffon swirly number adorned with pretty purple sequins along the neckband that will add sparkle and shimmer when your little girl frolicks in the afternoon sun. For the evening she could don the Bling Stripes Dress, a fitted sleeveless sheathe dress in metallic gold and chocolate for a stunning appearance. What I like about Elisa’s designs is that every piece is decorated with beads, sequins, rhinestones, or embroidery appliqués to appeal to the exquisite taste of little fashionistas. Sometimes preschoolers just love dressing up like their stylish mothers and shy away from anything that reflects their youth.
My name is Nisha, I love to write and explore the world of fashion.