The world of children's wear is becoming crystallized.
With the October 2006 launch of Aristabrat, a collection of accessories for babies and children, it seems even youngsters can sport the most sparkling duds. Former handbag designer Bouavanh Leuangkhamsone started the line after noticing a void in the children's marketplace for high-end gifts. After having trouble finding the perfect baby gift for a friend, she designed a pacifier by adorning it with Swarovski crystals — her partner (now of almost 16 years) Paul Brown encouraged her to begin her own children's line as a result.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"