France has heavily influenced some of the worlds most popular fashion trends. The French influence has definitely inspired more creative and ultra-cute luxury kidswear for the season. French fashion is known for its innovative design flare; it will never go out of style. Here are a few brands that we think will represent the very best in French Fashion.These brands have different design directions but their inspiration is uber French and chic!
The Chloe’ brand has deep seated roots in European culture. Launched in 2007, the children’s collection takes its inspiration from classic shapes and Parisian elegance. The brand draws a lot of its inspiration from the women’s runways, and is renowned for it’s delicate and pretty approach to style. Little fashionistas will adore the pastel color combinations, floaty fabrics and carefree detailing.
Baby Dior is another popular French brand with a very luxurious approach to Kidswear. In some of their collection you will see beautiful pastels incorporated with raised silver embroidery. The fabrics are delicate, comfortable, and feature one or two mature pieces, like faux-bustle dresses for the girls, and mini blazers and bowties for the boys. The entire collection has an ethereal feel, and represents luxury Kidswear to the fullest.
Jacadi was launched in 1976 in Paris with a focus on timeless children’s fashions inspired by French tradition. The brand is well known for its commitment to quality, inimitable fabrics, luxurious patterns and great attention to detail. Jacadi’s products include apparel, shoes and other items for babies, toddlers, boys and girls up to 12 years old. The company currently has over 270 shops worldwide.
Petit Bateau refers to itself as a “young, spontaneous brand steeped in the magic of childhood”. We agree wholeheartedly. This 120 year old brand is playful, and so much fun. The secret behind Petit Bateau’s success is its unique style featuring superior quality clothing that is also super comfortable.
Tartine et Chocolat was founded in 1977 by fashion designer Catherine Painvin. This amazing brand — whose name means “ sandwich and chocolate,” has been dressing kids up to 10 years of age for many years. The brand not only offers clothing, but also fragrances, soft toys, nursery items and furniture. Tartine et Chocolat creates classic looks with fine details that are easily recognized.
Sonia Rykiel was launched in 1968 and is made up of really cool designs that are eclectic, and unique. The Rykiel Enfant collections have changed the way we view knitwear and have become synonymous with Parisian chic. Rykiel Enfant’s designs are quirky, and fun, and the brand is easily recognized by its signature stripes.
Catimini is a French fashion label that was launched in 1972 by French couple Monique and Paul Salmon. The brand was created for parents looking for something a little bit different from the norm, but still high quality. For 40 years,Catimini’s bold spirit has set the tone for kid’s fashion with modern collections brightened with color and life.
Bonpoint is famous for pairing glamorous and chic children’s fashion with luxurious fabrics and quality workmanship. Celebrities like Victoria Bechkam are true fans of the brand, and dress their children in Bonpoint clothing quite frequently. Their flagship store measures over 1,000 square meters and it’s worth a visit to Paris just to admire the beautiful building and décor.
The obvious trend in French fashion incorporates neutral tones and classic silhouettes. Kidswear is more delicate in terms of color and shape. Lace, glittering embroidery, and layered ruffles are classic with French style. The boys’ collections have more masculine colors like grey tones with strong pops of color. Overall, both brands recognize how important it is to set the standard in quality design, especially in terms of fabric. France inspires all aspects of fashion, and this seasons luxury Kidswear is definitely trending.