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Trendspotting: July 2014

Bird Call
If birds of a feather flock together, then mini fashionistas will definitely be feathering their nests with a veritable aviary of winged wonders this …

Bird Call

If birds of a feather flock together, then mini fashionistas will definitely be feathering their nests with a veritable aviary of winged wonders this fall. From peacock and marabou to regal renderings of the common duck, children’s designers are taking a cue from fall runways, where labels like Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Marchesa dotted their Fall ’14 women’s collections with an array of feathered friends, particularly on tops and coats. The humble owl has long been a mainstay in the children’s market, but thanks to designers’ new flight of fancy, it may be time for other birds to soar.


Appaman Jacket

Wes and Willy long sleeve t-shirt

Nohi Kids dress

Sapling Child blanket

Livie & Luca Mary Jane

Bonnie Young

Tutu Du Monde feathered headband

Jamie Rae Hats beanie

Nano skirt

Mischka Aoki top

Klever Kids dress

Indian Ocean

When Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M announced plans earlier this year to open the company’s first store in India, the follow-up question from industry insiders became, “What took so long?” Spanish chain Zara opened its first store in India in 2010, in Delhi, and has opened 12 more since then. With a population of 1.2 billion and a rapidly rising GDP, it only makes sense for international brands to set up shop on the South Asian subcontinent. Yet for all the new looks flooding the country’s market, an equal wave of India-inspired styling—from block printing to hand embroidery—is making its way onto the global fashion scene, particularly in the children’s market. Chalk it up to the look’s lightweight fabrics, comfy silhouettes and bright, bold colors—all perfect for play, whatever continent kids call home.


Peppercorn Kids purse

Itzy Ritzy snack bag

Masala Baby blanket

Aden + Anais bamboo swaddle blanket

Kikli Design dress

Mischka Aoki

Dimity Bourke jacket

Lali sundress

Pink Chicken dress and leggings

Persnickety dress

Nandy & Molly tunic

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