04 Jan Children’s Designer Clothing Trends For Spring-Summer ’08 Season – European Kids’ Fashion Shows
In the last few years there had been a significant shift in children’s fashion. It used to be so cute, so girlish, so boyish, so pink and so blue. Lately, the styles and trends are adopted from adults’ fashion runaways and transformed into children’s designer clothing pieces that are more practical and wearable. Comparing big and little fashion worlds one can easily see correlation between the two. These days children look as chic in their sharp outfits as adults do. Famous fashion designers such as Moschino, Kenzo and Ralph Lauren are now offering their creations of renowned quality and imagination in miniature versions. So what are the kids’ designer clothing trends for Spring/Summer ’08 season? Visiting children’s apparel shows in Europe and United States and closely watching designers we are reporting the following.
Designer Girls Clothing: There is a strong desire to creatively combine different styles with a blend of glamour and refinement. With a new attitude based on simplicity, beauty and sentiment, designers’ collections this spring and summer are full of fine fabrics and technological materials. White is given a regal touch with a splash of silver and gold, and is playfully ironic with delightful prints, stripes and polka dots of strong colors such as fuschia or black. Monnalisa goes even a step further and introduces Disney Characters as contrast to white and metallic background. The effect is phenomenal! Refined, aristocratic puffed sleeves, skirts or shorts are favored by many designers this season. The touch of magic illuminates the runways of many spring-summer collections with striped fabrics in vibrant colors and with glittery details such as appliqués and crystals. Appliqués are bright and often use gold and silver fabric to create amazing contrast with stripes.
Designer Boys Clothing: The Spring/Summer ’08 collection is full of energy and spirit. Styles often come in light blue, cream, olive, and other neutral colors. New styles have a slim fit, but because of ultra-light fabrics are easy to wear, which ensures great freedom of movement. Military theme is still very strong. We also see a lot of pockets on boys’ garments which always add a cool touch. Designers, such as Moschino, use a lot of silver for boys’ outfits this season. Tank tops and polo shirts come in different colors with a lot of details on front and back (IKKS boys’ collection is a great example of this trend). We are glad to see that finally boys’ clothes are becoming more fashionable, fun, and loud which is a big relief to stylish moms who complain that boys’ styles are not made as hip as girls.’