KidPix is a fabulous new shopping platform for baby and childrenswear, home to the best leading independent designers in the industry. Co-founder of KidPix Katya Pogudina has already done her research into kidswear trends for AW19/20 and is on hand to give you a sneak-peek into pieces your little babas will be wearing next autumn/winter.
The latest childrenswear collections have just been presented in Paris. The show is over, the models & designers have gone home, the lights are off but the excitement and the buzz remain.
So what will the little ones be wearing next winter?
Expect class but not glamour, cashmere and merino wool over sparkles and beads and organic over acrylic (thank goodness!). ‘Loungewear’ is the new buzz word for reworked (and re-styled!) sportswear.
The difference between loungewear and sportswear?
The humble sports suit that your son or daughter wears to their Saturday football match has been reimagined so that they can go straight from the football pitch to meet their granny for afternoon tea (how you keep them clean is a separate issue)! These new loungewear pieces are to die for – super soft, non itchy, lots of pockets for those all-important treasures; they are made from cashmere or merino wool, they are logo-free but sadly, and almost inevitably, eye-wateringly expensive. Of course you immediately want a matching one for yourself!
Classic dresses reworked
For girls, once again, dresses ruled the show! The classic dress was reworked in every way imaginable – oversized collar, no collar, bow that ties at the front, with a cape, with a cape that looks like wings, honestly, the list is endless.
To my relief, some brands opted to stick to the classic combination of smocked detail and tartan, safe in the knowledge that this timeless favourite will always be a winner come Christmas.
Eco-friendly baby brands
Baby brands are getting even more creative and eco-friendly knowing that Insta savvy yummy mummies want outfits that not only look and feel great but also are also gentle on the environment. The two big winners in this space are Baby Mori and Quinti Baby.
Personalisation continues to grow– from jumpers and shirts to blankets and other accessories, for a few extra pounds, you can add your babies name to anything!
Some contemporary brands are doing minimalism really well, of course with an increasingly compulsory nod to all things eco-friendly in the process. In this space we are really loving Little Borne and Aamcevoy.
The key takeaway from Paris is that next winter our little ones will be wearing chunky knits, organic woolly loungewear and fashion-forward dresses.
KidPix’s top picks for AW2019/2020
Best coat: Britanical coats
Best brand for baby: Baby Mori
Best for dresses: Question Everything
Best for everyday: Little Borne
Best for knitwear: Baby and Taylor