NEW YORK — Unsteady as the economy is, many fashion-minded parents are still willing to splurge on new clothes for their children.
And lots of brands are vying for a piece of this market. While designers have been edging into the kids’ business for several seasons, over the weekend, Gap Inc. added a new dimension to its offer by introducing a limited-edition BabyGap collection inspired by Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” The line was introduced Saturday at the Gap unit at The Grove in Los Angeles, followed by a worldwide store and gap.com rollout today.
Given the degrees of immersion, it is not surprising that this week’s Children’s Club show at Pier 92 will feature more than 20 new exhibitors. In total, there will be 250-plus exhibitors showcasing apparel and accessories, according to a spokesman for the show’s organizer, ENK International. Launched in 2000, the show reflects an assortment of new names and established brands with products geared for newborns through 12-year-olds. This time around, the three-day show, which runs through Tuesday, will also showcase labels that are Made in America or eco-friendly.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18