Designer collaborations are big business and designer collaborations for kids are a growing market. When you think about it I guess these collaborations are targeted less at kids and more at their fashion conscious parents. Either way, big name designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney have all collaborated with different brands to create cute and stylish clothing for kids. The following is a list of designer collaborations for kids.
1. Diane Von Furstenberg for Gap
Diane von Furstenberg has designed two childrenswear lines for Gap Kids and Baby Gap. Her collections for the American fashion chain are full of bright colours and kid-friendly prints. The designs are energetic and eye-catching, perfect for the playful youngster. But be warned, this is one of those designer collaborations for kids that will have you wishing you could fit into the clothes!
2. Karen Walker for Uniqlo
Karen Walker usually designs clothes for adults, but soon she’ll be releasing a line of kid’s clothing in collaboration with Uniqlo. The line will feature the kind of designs and prints that Karen Walker is well known for, but just in miniature sizes. And if you feel like you’ll be missing out, don’t worry, because she’s also created a range of women’s t-shirts for Uniqlo.
3. Stella McCartney for Gap
In 2009 Stella McCartney collaborated with Gap Kids and Baby Gap to release a full childrenswear collection. The line took inspiration from McCartney’s signature style and design ethos. However, collaborations are a thing of the past for Stella McCartney as she now has her own children’s clothing line called Stella McCartney Kids.
4. Philip Treacy for Thomson
Famed milliner Philip Treacy collaborated with holiday company Thomson to release his debut line of children’s sunhats. It may seem odd that someone who designs hats would collaborate with a tourism company, but the collaboration is in celebration of the opening of the Sensatori Resort in Turkey. The limited edition collection will be available from the resort itself and at selected Thomson stores, with all proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
5. Missoni for Bugaboo
As if Bugaboo prams weren’t expensive enough, they had to team up with fashion house Missoni to release a collection of prams. The prams were decorated with Missoni’s signature bright prints and patterns. They also came with exclusive Missoni knitted blankets.
6. Ksubi for Target
Popular streetwear brand Ksubi teamed up with Target Australia to create a line of children’s clothing. The collection features Ksubi’s signature denim as well as t-shirts, dresses, and playsuits. The collection is heavily inspired by Ksubi’s streetwear style but with a more tongue-in-cheek, kid-friendly approach.
7. Jason Wu for Target and Neiman Marcus
As part of the recent Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection, several fashion designers created a selection of children’s clothing to be sold by the retailers. Jason Wu designed children’s clothing for the first time, creating two girl’s dresses in red and a polka dot pattern.
8. Marchesa for Target and Neiman Marcus
Another designer to collaborate with Target and Neiman Marcus for their holiday collection was Marchesa. The collaboration resulted in two frilly and frothy kid-sized Marchesa dresses fit for tiny princesses the world over.
These are just some of the more popular designer clothing collaborations for kids. Some are so cute you might even end up wishing you could squeeze into the clothes yourself! What do you think of the whole designer clothing lines for children phenomenon?