Categories

The Best of Kids Fashion Week (+ BIG Giveaway!)

You may have thought Fashion Week had come and gone here in New York, but last weekend was another round of fashion introductions, innovations and full-out celebrations — just in pint-sized form.

This two-day runway extravaganza, hosted by fashion authorities petitePARADE and VOGUE Bambini, kicked off last Saturday, and we have some of our favorite looks to show you.

Not only that, but an exciting giveaway! Enter to win $250 for Baby CZ  and a one-year subscription to VOGUE Bambini:

nggallery id=’122430′

  • Baby CZ 1 of 25
    Baby CZ
    Carolina Zapf is the designer behind Baby CZ — a luxe children's wear brand specializing in cozy materials like cashmere, linen and cotton. You can find Baby CZ in high-end department stores (like Barney's and Saks Fifth Avenue) or in their online shop.
    Shop Baby CZ
  • Baby CZ 2 of 25
    Baby CZ
    They also have two boutiques — one on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, and another in Greenwich, CT.
    Shop Baby CZ
  • Baby CZ 3 of 25
    Baby CZ
    And yes, Baby CZ is giving a lucky Babble reader a $250 shopping spree. Head over to their Web site and tell us your favorite look to win!
    Shop Baby CZ
  • Bonnie Young 4 of 25
    Bonnie Young
    The high-end Bonnie Young collection (created by the former Creative Director for Donna Karen) is most inspired by Bonnie's two kids.
    See more from Bonnie Young
  • Bonnie Young 5 of 25
    Bonnie Young
    Besides designing ultra-luxe clothes (a favorite for royalty and celebrities), Bonnie Young also designs accessories and furniture.
    See more from Bonnie Young
  • Bonnie Young 6 of 25
    Bonnie Young
    Bonnie Young incorporated a lot of mixed textures and muted tones for Winter 2012/13.
    See more from Bonnie Young
  • Bonnie Young 7 of 25
    Bonnie Young
    Although her collection is gorgeous to look at, her children's dresses tend to average in the $400 - $900 range.
    See more from Bonnie Young
  • Bonnie Young 8 of 25
    Bonnie Young
    Most Bonnie Young stores are in Europe, although you can find one in Washington, DC. You can also find some Bonnie Young children's dresses at the online shop Mon Petit.
    Shop Bonnie Young at Mon Petit
  • Charabia 9 of 25
    Charabia
    This Paris-based boutique is the epitome of high-end children's style.
    See more from Charabia
  • Il Gufo 10 of 25
    Il Gufo
    While Il Gufo is definitely higher-end children's wear, the clothes are more child friendly than some of the other mini-fashionista looks walking down the runway. Their dresses are typically in the $200 range, with t-shirts creeping up towards the $100 mark.
    Shop il Gufo
  • Il Gufo 11 of 25
    Il Gufo
    Another example of mixed textures for the Winter 2012/13 season. Il Gufo's collection, in particular, is defined as a "warm and cosy shelter" theme.
    Shop il Gufo
  • Il Gufo 12 of 25
    Il Gufo
    Il Gufo has my favorite boy's collection — especially this stunning coat. Burnt tobacco hues (inspired by the warmth of wood and fire) are one of the collection's biggest themes — with hints of pumpkin, pomegranate, and a range of browns.
    Shop il Gufo
  • Il Gufo 13 of 25
    Il Gufo
    Il Gufo is particular about their carefully chosen fabrics — like ultra-light techno-silk, wool-chasmere, chenille, velvet, jersey, and cotton-angora.
    Shop il Gufo
  • Lamantine Paris 14 of 25
    Lamantine Paris
    Designer Sabrina Vedeo blends her Italian background with a Parisian twist in a children's collection that exudes sophistication and refinement. She most draws inspiration from her daughter and from photos of her mother as a child.
    See more from Lamantine Paris
  • Lamantine Paris 15 of 25
    Lamantine Paris
    There's a romantic elegance to this children's collection — more for special events than play dates.
    Shop Lamantine Paris
  • Lamantine Paris 16 of 25
    Lamantine Paris
    This sequin line is exquisite — especially for the holidays.
    Shop Lamantine Paris
  • Lamantine Paris 17 of 25
    Lamantine Paris
    Despite the luxe fabrics and impeccable details, the Lamantine Paris collection is very wearable, comfortable, and age-appropriate.
    Shop Lamantine Paris
  • Lamantine Paris 18 of 25
    Lamantine Paris
    It's nearly impossible to find this exclusive brand on the Internet, but you can find some of their dresses at Little Vida, in the $100 - $200 range.
    Shop Lamantine Paris at Little Vida.
  • Miss Blumarine 19 of 25
    Miss Blumarine
    You may recognize Blumarine for their playful, feminine designs for women, and they translate that same philosophy into their pint-sized collection.
    Shop Miss Blumarine
  • Miss Blumarine 20 of 25
    Miss Blumarine
    Stylish and trendy, but incredibly wearable.
    Shop Miss Blumarine
  • Monnalisa 21 of 25
    Monnalisa
    This Italian label (with flagship stores all over the world) designs chic, modern clothes for children — not smaller adults. Their Monnalisa line is for kids 2 - 12, and they also have a "bebé" collection for the beginning years and a "chic" collection for older tweens.
    Shop Monnalisa
  • Hitch-Hiker 22 of 25
    Hitch-Hiker
    Hitch-Hiker is Monnalisa's boy's line, which embodies heritage, fashion, and adventure.
    Shop Hitch-Hiker
  • Silvian Heach Kids 23 of 25
    Silvian Heach Kids
    This Italian label added a pop of color in a typically muted season.
    Shop Silvian Heach
  • TroiZenfants 24 of 25
    TroiZenfants
    This French kids label is one of my personal favorites — always elegant and original.
    Shop TroiZenfants
  • KI6? (Chi Sei?) 25 of 25
    KI6? (Chi Sei?)
    We don't know much about this kid's collection, but it's one of my favorites from this mini Kids Fashion Week. See more of their designs in the main picture, above.

TO ENTER: Tell us your favorite look from BabyCZ.com in the comments below, and we’ll pick one lucky reader to win a $250 gift certificate for stylish new kids clothes, and a one-year subscription to VOGUE Bambini, the ultimate children’s fashion authority. We’ll announce the winner next Friday, March 23. Good luck!

***

Read more of Michelle’s writing at Early Mama.

And don’t miss a post! Follow Michelle on Twitter and Facebook!

Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.