So Exotic…Ethnic Fashion trends for SS16

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erfectly timed for the arrival of the warmer days, afrocentric and cultural inspired prints are exploding onto the fashion scene. This delightful ethnic trend delivers a heavily patterned look just in time for Spring, bringing out a playful style for everyone who embraces it.

The beauty of the ethnic trend is that it lets the creative and daring personalities of our little ones shine through, and we all know just how much they love experimenting with louder color palettes, pretty finishings and kaleidoscopic prints. For Spring/Summer 16, traditional references of the ethnic trend are still key players, such as the well loved animal prints and safari styling. However, a much bolder attitude is introduced this time, as we say goodbye to the mellow boho styles and welcome a braver approach.  Think tribal designs, intricate beading, beautiful embroidery, and your half way there…

So lets take our children on a stylish culture trip and dress them up with the most opulent wardrobe staples. The designers below have got this trend right on point:

Derhy Kids
The new SS16 collection from Derhy kids combines bold peaches, blues and eclectic summer shades with a clash of prints thrown in to create the cutest vivid designs. The lace detailed dress below is a more subtle option of the trend, whilst the strappy printed dress and matching skirt make an ideal bolder choice for the holidays. Lots of Marrakech influences can be seen throughout the Derhy Kids collection, giving that magical Moroccan feel…

 

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Derhy Kids light printed dress ($94)

 

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Derhy Kids printed dress with lace ($84)

 

Kenzo Kids
Ethnic prints stretch much further than folk themed designs and Indian-African inspired patterns. Exotic animals and their vibrant prints feature just as strong, making a great masculine choice for the little boys. Kenzo Kids has brought out a wild side with it’s new SS16 range, featuring tank tops and tee’s adorned with striking tiger motifs.

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Kenzo Multi Icon sweatshirt ($132)

 

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Kenzo all over tiger print bermudas ($93)

 

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Kenzo kids graphic tank top ($51)

 

 

Desigual
Alongside bold colors and statement prints, sequins and embellishment make way to give our children’s outfits that subtle touch of luxury. Desigual have arrived into the Spring season with two different collections that express a modern take to the trend. One introduces fuchsias and aquas to infuse with the cultural prints; the other brings in much more muted dusky rose and purple tones.  The range of graphic and girly dresses, jumpsuits and accessories bring out a travel-inspired vibe, in particularly with the printed jumpsuit below. Roll on holiday season!

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Desigual lightweight jumpsuit ($57)

 

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Desigual printed organic cotton dress ($53)
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Desigual graphic dress with sequins ($69)

 

 

Stella McCartney Kids
Designer Stella McCartney takes on a more minimalist approach to the ethnic feel, with a simple and essential collection of colour blocking garments. For the girls, this ethnic collection takes on gathered waistlines, slubbed jersey dresses, detailed stitching and embroidered denim to create a versatile and casual collection.

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Stella Mccartney ethnic style dress ($127)

 

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Stella Mccartney kids ethnic slubbed dress ($108)

 

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Stella Mccartney kids ethnic chambray dress ($102)

 

Pate de Sable
Lets not forget the swimwear! This detailed trend spills over to our children’s swimwear range too, combining fringing, feathers and world inspired prints for costumes and swim dresses. Pate de Sable have really taken this trend on board, delivering a fun and captivating collection for those Summer holidays and trips to the beach.

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Pate De Sable ethnic swimsuit ($80)

 

 

 

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Pate De Sable ethnic one piece swimsuit ($86)

 

 

 

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Pate De Sable ethnic beach dress ($101)

 

 

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Pate De Sable ethnic bikini ($80)

The ethnic trend can be dressed up or down, depending on how your little ones want to wear it. Take it to the next level with statement neck wear and chunky wooden jewelry, or strip it right back with khaki sandals and loose braided hair. Whichever you decide, it’s a trend designed to give a fun and experimental side to fashion, so go with the flow…