Every winter and every summer, buyers, store owners, journalists, bloggers and, most importantly brands, meet at one of the biggest trade fairs in the world of kids fashion – Playtime Paris. In a span of two days, acquaintances are made, conversations flow, and of course, new collections are presented – each more covetable than the last. It’s so exciting to see how some trends are present throughout and evident at once, while others take a while to distinguish. At littlehipstar we strive to select pieces that are timeless, modern and high quality. However, we also stay on top of each season’s key trends. Here’s an overview of six trends you simply can’t miss out on this season!
Animals. Of all sorts and types. From digital prints at Popupshop to arty illustrations at Bobo Choses and Mini Rodini, this top trend is present in nearly every brand’s Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection! From household pets to jungle beasts and feathered friends, it’s all about animals! Bold knitted sweaters with a graphic elephant on the front from the likes of Nadadelazos, organic cotton leggings splattered with vibrantly colored birds from our new French brand Diapers and Milk, and the soft, fur-lined boots in the shape of cheetah, crocodile or giraffe from Emu Australia – these are but a few styles in our selection that you are sure to fall in love with!
Black and white. These two have long since become fashion’s favorite colors, and their timeless appeal is universal. It’s hardly unexpected that this season, the brands have embraced all shades and varieties of this classic combination and delivered styles that are edgy, cool, of-the-moment and effortlessly chic. Whether it’s the high-contrast geometric patterns of the covetable Tinycottons collection or the gradient color change on Quinn and Fox hoodies and Nununu separates, printed with signature circles and stars, the allure of B&W is hard to resist.
There’s something instantly sigh-inducing about these mouth-watering tones, appropriately dubbed in fashion as “sorbet”, “candy” or “bonbon”. The words “adorable”, “charming” and “cute” also instantly come to mind – and with our hand-picked selection, it’s little wonder that these styles are at the top of everyone’s most wanted list. A whole range of these powdery tones is features in Parenti’s – our new cashmere brand. Beanies, sock boots, mittens, baby cardigans and jumpsuits – these are not impossible to resist but their finest cashmere quality ensures your little ones are kept warm in style. The famous cloud-patterned sweaters from Noch, as well as the eye-catching styles from Oeuf, Tinycottons and Emile et Ida are just as sought-after, and we are sure you’ll find plenty of pastel-toned wardrobe essentials in our edit to covet and love.
Every season, there’s one trend that never gets old – prints! It seems that designers will never run out of coming up with new patterns and motifs, and how could they! With the constantly evolving techniques and technologies, as well as seemingly unending well of inspiration from all around, patterns and prints get reinvented, reimagined and reinterpreted to allow for countless look-at-me styles that are make everyone say, “I want it now!” With such classic prints as stripes and stars from the likes of Aden + Anais and Nununu to more intricate illustrations from Nadadelazos and Bobo Choses, the world of prints this season is even better than before, so waste no time to discover it and find just the pieces you want!
The barometer’s steadily dropping and it’s a sure call to slip into cozy, woolen sweaters and pants, and cuddle up in ultra-warm blankets. But just because the temperatures are approaching the negative side of the scale, it doesn’t mean that style has to be compromised. Starting with high-contrast, graphic-chic styles from Tinycottons for a dose of modern cool, followed by adorable designs from Oeuf, made out of the softest wool, and the fur-lined world-famous boots from Emu Australia – your child’s winter wardrobe is sure to be warm, snug and stylish!
What better way to brighten up dreary winter weather than with a jolt of bold and vibrant colors? Don’t be afraid to experiment and pair clashing colors together for instant notice-me impact, like the vividly printed leggings and long-sleeved tops from Indikidual or the reversible jackets from Agatha Cub. If all-over bright look is not your everyday favorite, then energize the more toned-down outfits with some brightly-colored accessories and shoes, like red leather ankle boots from Akid or the numerous multicolored pairs from Converse.