POSTED Jul 29, 2014
Last Friday, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal on the increase in minimalist fashion for kids. Designer baby & toddler clothing brands like Neige, Makie, Album di Famiglia, and Vince were all cited as examples of lines who offer more elegant and sophisticated pieces that stand in stark contrast to the graphic t-shirts, light-up sneakers, and sequin girls’ tutus that kids know and love. The pieces are still sweet and playful (think empire waist girls’ dresses or liberty prints), but more understated and chic. The author writes:
“American parents are increasingly taking a page from their European counterparts and outfitting their kids in more tasteful fare. Think pared-down cotton dresses for girls and engineer-stripe pants and logo-free T-shirts for boys.
“There’s a growing trend toward minimalism, toward something that’s a little more timeless, a little more quality,” said Adrienne Sugden, the designer and owner of Neige, a California-based company that designs children’s clothes that are classic with clean lines… [Sugden] began to entertain the idea of starting her own children’s line and noticed that the kids’ department was in need of a refresh. She saw the category as either overly decorated or far too traditional and conservative. Her wares have a sense of playfulness—”not scaled-down adult clothes,” in her words—and a refreshing sense of simplicity.”
Reading the comments & tweets in response to the article was fascinating. On one hand, kids may resist these neutral basics in favor of logo-filled t-shirts for boys or elaborate dress-up costumes for girls. And then there is the cost factor. But there is also an argument to made for purchasing high-quality pieces that are ethically produced and will be passed down for years (as opposed to their disposable, polluting counterparts). Plus, kids are so sweet as is that perhaps additional colors & details are unnecessary. Thoughts?
(Images via Dressing Ivana)
Tags Album Di Famiglia, Album di Famiglia Baby Clothes, Black Baby Clothing, Black Kids' Clothing, Minimalistic Children's Clothing
Category Album Di Famiglia, Album di Famiglia Baby Clothes, Black Baby Clothing, Black Kids' Clothing, Minimalistic Children's Clothing
Style Spotlight :
POSTED Jun 30, 2014
What do you think of black baby and toddler clothes for summer? We asked the question on Instagram (with a picture of the above girl wearing that chic, ruffled neck one-piece), and the response was a resounding yes. Baby clothes in this hue can be simple and understated yet still beautiful and stylish – just what you want for summer when your kids need something easy to throw on and comfortable enough to play in.
What do you think – do your little ones wear black this time of year?
(Photos clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Tags Baby Summer Clothes, Black Baby Clothing, Black Kids' Clothing, Girls Summer Dresses, Summer
Category Baby Summer Clothes, Black Baby Clothing, Black Kids' Clothing, Girls Summer Dresses, Summer
Lines We Love :
POSTED Jun 3, 2014
Here are some gorgeous images from NYC-based Goatmilk‘s spring 2014 campaign. The collection is full of lovingly crafted clothes for babies and kids (…and the occasional dog) that are understated and simple yet still sophisticated and elegant. “Inspired by European classics, we allowed form to follow function and quality to be the foundation on which we build,” the designers explain on the brand’s website. Neutral colors and black and white stripes make up most of the collection, but the occasional pointelle detailing, ribbed cotton, or tartan print keeps things modern. As an added bonus, all of Goatmilk’s pieces are made from 100% organic cotton – emphasizing the brand’s commitment to both the environment and those who manufacture the clothes. View the entire beautiful collection here.
Tags Black Kids' Clothing, Classic Children's Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Made In The USA, Organic Baby Clothing, Organic Kids Clothing
Category Black Kids' Clothing, Classic Children's Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Made In The USA, Organic Baby Clothing, Organic Kids Clothing
Found on the Web :
POSTED Mar 13, 2014
All black never gets old, even on children. Some think it is a bit harsh, but when done right is can be so elegant, sophisticated, and chic! Sometimes less is more – what do you think?
P.S. Some more all-black outfit inspiration here, here, and here.
Tags Black Kids' Clothing
Category Black Kids' Clothing
Lines We Love :
POSTED Jan 7, 2014
Simplicity has never looked as beautiful as it does in Just Bo‘s collection of minimalistic essentials. Made in Holland by designer Geraldine Kol (who is also the founder of online boutique Born2Bseen), the line of baby and children’s clothing seamlessly bridges practicality and style to create a collection of unisex basics that are timeless yet stylish, cool yet wearable. Each piece is made from butter soft fabrics and, because they are all made in neutral colors, super versatile. Many of the items also have a bit of an edge to them as well – baggy harem pants, sweatshirts with raw hems, and slouchy beanies - to keep them for becoming too basic. Shop the line’s current collection (and get a sneak peek of what’s to come for Spring) here.
Tags Basics, Black Kids' Clothing, Classic Children's Clothing, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Grey Kids' Clothing, Just Bo Clothing, Minimalistic Children's Clothing
Category Basics, Black Kids' Clothing, Classic Children's Clothing, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Grey Kids' Clothing, Just Bo Clothing, Minimalistic Children's Clothing