Trendstop’s kidswear experts present three inspirational babywear themes that will be impacting color, print and styling categories into Fall/Winter 2018-19 and beyond. FashionUnited readers will discover the elements that will prove crucial to your next kidswear collection. Our comprehensive children’s coverage identifies the season’s most essential looks before analyzing and evaluating their commercial value to give you the best possible basis for your decision making.
This week Trendstop present three key influences for the season’s baby apparel and accessories. Fresh Mint explores how the transseasonal trend is moving into the kidswear market as whitened brights make their mark among dark autumnal tones. Naive Graphics combines illustrative artistry with a strong graphic appeal that brings a contemporary touch to kids print looks while Artist in Residence shows how the appeal of customizations and individualism currently influencing adult apparel can be translated into fun and creative kidswear.
Spring greens transcend Spring/Summer and make an appearance for Fall. The use of lighter shades illustrates how the kidswear market is adopting the popular transseasonal trend seen for adults. Whitened tints and tones refresh the palette with uplifting brights working especially well for unisex babywear applications.
Prints have a graphic yet naive appeal for Fall. Bold abstracted geos are softened by hand drawn outlines, painterly effects and asymmetric placements patterns. Illustrative scribbles and childlike renderings reinforce the youthful artistic appeal while contrast monochrome colour-ways are accented with pastel hues for a contemporary colour pop.
Artist in Residence
An emphasis on creativity is key to Fall/Winter 2018-19 kidswear as fashion and art come together. Painterly prints and fresh colour combinations take inspiration from the grown-ups and the ongoing trend for customisation as baby apparel and accessory applications express a new playful individualism.