Kid's Trend Report S/S 2011 CIFF

Season Themes Childrens: On view are the latest trends for the Children’s market, as presented at the August CIFFKids tradeshow. Four distinct trendlines, each has substantive material, both visual and descriptive. Themes: Tiny Preppy whimsy, Little Pioneers sporting gold digger looks, Small Dockers, and CIFF Kids Garden. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of {::event fido=”INFSC0000360” /}

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A ludicrous and whimsical universe with flashbacks to innocent times of childhood nostalgia. Like the Astrid Lindgren universe around Pippi Long-stocking and her friends Tommy and Annika. With this wave of good humor stress and worries all disappear into rainbow colors in a universe looking like a sixties’ musical.

Colors concentrate on essentials and the focus is on simple motifs, polka dots, gingham and schoolboy checks. The idea of getting back to pretty basics inventing a new casual chic displaying respectable simplicity.

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Going west and rediscovering the Americas. Little adventurers are sporting a gold digger look in a universe of graphic folklore and workwear inspired by Mexican, Peruvian an Indian style.

In a mix with dip dye, naive embroidery, cross stitching and rough trims. Cowboys and cowgirls create a refined look playing the harmonica in an original denim mode.

Warm colors are contrasted with ink blue and illuminated with bronze.

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A fresh respectful kind of design for daily life sets the scene at the crossroads of Asian refinement and Nordic humanist spirit. Looking out into the world from the docks – you see sailor stripes and bold styling with a hint of French seaside. Little urban nomads are ready for summer by borrowing and gathering from all over the world. Recycle uniforms, energize basics and go for stripes. Denim provides a friendly rebel look fitted, faded, going for contrasts with punchy graphics.

With a hint of nostalgia ribbons are tied casually. Beautiful shirting, crepon and twills create harmonies of clean neutrals.

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The focus on saving the planet is present in this theme. In a dreamworld of ones own, an imaginary paradise garden between earth and sea, inventing a new kind of aesthetic. Flora and fauna, oceans and rivers are present everywhere.

Gardens provide a new kind of camouflage blending exotic flowers and animals with tiny flowers and greens. Bare legs in the do-it-your-self herb garden. Nature offers us a poetic plantlike palette. Liberty print, persian flowers adds to the charm of cool cotton.Taking flight in the rustle of kites, weight-less materials in vibrant shadows adds to urban sportswear.

Download the trend report, as presented at CIFFKIDS. It’s great.