Here comes another little children’s fashion update for you …
The school summer holidays have come and gone so quickly, don’t you think? Almost as swift as the visiting Worthing seafront food market!!
As we prepare our ‘Back to school’ basics; I thought it would be a great time to review some of the Autumn kids fashion trends. So have you been watching BBC 2’s ‘No More Boy’s and Girl’s’? A programme exploring the bias towards children, depending on their gender. The ‘gender neutral’ trend is gaining momentum and appearing in many young fashion collections too.
Autumn Kids Trends
Many international fashion designers now have a kid’s designer collection, Armani, Boss, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Junior Gaultier, Kenzo Kids, Ralph Lauren etc. The world of fashion is so diverse and there is always something for everyone’s taste.
Many of the key trends get diluted into High Street collections, here are five of the key kidswear Autumn/Winter 2017/18 trends:
- Gender Neutral Statement, genderless casual sportswear and basics.
- Historical Romance, girls muted palette and florals, boys tweed waistcoats, shearling, chiffon, ruffles, velvet.
- Character, Circus, Robots, Funky Monsters, Dinosaurs
- Heritage, homegrown textiles, tweeds, knit, woven checks, English country estates.
- Dark Nature, woodland creatures, Norse Scandi inspired, hoods, hats, leather.
Look out for
Gender Neutral Statement:
The Mothercare ‘Little Bird’ collection creates gorgeous rainbow bright unisex clothing for daytime and nighttime and has an enormous parent following. www.mothercare.com
Clarks shoes recently had a big debacle public backlash and learned the hard way that they shouldn’t stereotype girls and boys footwear … creating shoes for girls ‘Dollybabe’ and boys ‘leader’ … sigh!! www.clarks.co.uk
Monsoon Kids never fail to provide stunning whimsical kids collections, perfect for sparkly events in the festive season uk.monsoon.co.uk
Frugi is 100% Fairtrade, organic cotton clothing and produces fun and fab character applique tops. www.welovefrugi.com
Molly Coddle Childrenswear Dino jumpers are a best selling unisex line and perfect for Autumn adventures. www.mollycoddlechildrenswear.co.uk
The quintessentially British brand Barbour is famous for their wax jackets and tweeds, they do this so beautifully and make real investment pieces. www.barbour.com
Slugs & Snails – the original boy’s and girl’s tights company, they provide a wonderful array of 20 different designs with up to 7 different sizes. You can even grab yourself some limited edition adult tights! Makes Autumn an even snugglier family event! www.slugsandsnails.ie
Happy Autumn shopping peeps! Bye for now, until next time.
Tracey Edwards, launched her online fashion business Molly Coddle Childrenswear in 2010, creating handmade, upcycled and embellished quirky children’s clothing. Autumn will be an exciting time, introducing a new range of colours in an array of fleecy capes, tweedy dresses and dino hoodies.
She originally studied fashion and Design in Sheffield and had many years retail fashion
experience in Debenhams and Mothercare, moving into a service quality management position
in transport. She works as a Resource Centre Librarian in a local school which gives a fabulous insight into children’s literature, trends and academic diversity.