We have scouted the coolest new kidswear arrivals for your mini style trailblazers. Here is our high street hot list...
Luke Edward Hall For Kurt Geiger
The artist and illustrator, known for his characterful style, has created a limited collection for accessory maestros Kurt Geiger that goes on sale this October – and we cannot wait.
His beautiful hand-drawn animal sketches – from dotty dalmations to regal swans via glorious sealife – has all been imagined in embroidery and beading on velvet pieces. For girls there are the sweetest crystal-clasp quilted bags and jeweled-heel velvet Mary Janes, while the illustrated rainboots are perfect for stylish rainy days. It is all too cute for words.
3, 2, 1…blast off! We keep coming back to Joules’ kidswear cfor its reliable, easy-to-wear essentials but this season the design has gone up a notch. Joules is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the range is especially good for affordably well-dressed boys, (not so easy to find on the high street) and we love that the clothes can be washed and washed. This space rocket backpack and cute character socks would be great gifts for Christmas. And check out the new Friends of Joules marketplace, where they are partnering with a host of like-minded brands to offer great ideas for all the family from toys to tea-towels.
Mini Boden/ Harry Potter
Perhaps the most hotly anticipated new launch of the season was the Mini Boden/Harry Potter collaboration and the latest installment will be available from October 7. It features the cutest embroidered party-wear, magical ‘in-the-dark’ details and glorious embroidery inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Recreate your very own Hogwarts with the Hedwig-esque cardigan (complete with faux-fur wings), a magical velvet Hogwarts cloak, party dresses worthy of Hermione herself and the sweetest intarsia sweaters for boys and girls. It’s enchanting.
The coolest kicks for your new kids on the block – check out the latest Bonton collaboration with our favourite trainer-label Veja. Popping with colour, the French brand works directly with small producers in Brazil to create ecological and fair-trade trainers, and we love that their designs can be worn with pretty much everything.
H&M x Kelzuki
Let your little explorers venture into the wild with H&M’s latest childrenswear collaboration with illustrator Kelsey Oseid. One half of Minneapolis-based art and print brand Kelzuki, the collection features her wonderful celebration of wildlife – preserving that very special connection between children and nature. It goes on sale from September 26.
SHOP: H&M x Kelzuki
Little Bird By Jools Oliver For Mothercare
There is no more magical sight for children than a colourful arc through the sky, and we love that the Little Bird by Jools Oliver collection for high street favourite Mothercare is filled with magical rainbows. The easy separates – the cool unisex side-stripe joggers, the sweet smock and pinafore dresses – are robust, playful and just made for building dens and causing mischief. As one of the T-shirts proclaims ‘Without the rain there would be no rainbow’.