The same day that I visited the ENK Spring 2012 Show, I also hopped over to Soho to see Playtime New York, a smaller, independent trade show featuring emerging talent in kids’ fashion and design. Here are some trends I noticed among both American and European designers:
Trend #1: Colorblocking. Personally, I’ve loved this trend ever since watching Vogue put together a colorblock article for The September Issue. And it is a trend that works especially well for kids.
Tank dresses by French designer Bakker made with love
Colorblock sneakers by Bensimon
Colorblock coat by A is for Apple
Trend #2: Jungle animals. I’ll say it again–owls are on the way out. In now: elephants & giraffes.
Elephant print dress by Ode Kids
Giraffe tee and jumper by Little Esop
Elephant tote by Acme Tees
Trend #3: Rompers. Rompers & jumpsuits remain popular for the 2nd year in a row, and have even branched out to maternity wear (if you dare…I would not have).
Orange organic romper by Green Baby
Maternity romper by en sainte
And, here are some finds that don’t fall into any particular trend, but I thought were just plain lovely and wanted to share with you:
One pieces by Lucky Wang
Handmade sleepsacks by Woolly Boo
Lightning Tees by Acme Tees