Milan is Italy’s fashion capital. Most of the older Italian couturiers are in Rome. However, Milan and Florence are the Italian fashion capitals, and it is the exhibition venue for their collections. Italian fashion features casual and glamorous elegance.
Ms. Clark recalled being in the Brentwood store recently and meeting a woman who had driven from Atlanta to hit all three Nashville-area stores. “She was swiping that card, let me tell you,” she said.
There are two quite distinct ’80s camps this time around, and it may well be that the more casual looks of the decade appeal to you more than the delightfully OTT eveningwear options from the likes of Saint Laurent. Just a plain pair of mom jeans wedged into white ankles boots and worn with a loose-fit top tucked in will suffice for spring.
After all, one hopes that there’s a reason, beyond blunt commerce and making happy customers, to do children’s clothes and that someone might be innovative, as Mr. James was with his sunsuits. By placing the seams and folds in a specific way, he actually emphasized the roundness of a child’s body.
working in factories needed safe clothing that wouldn’t snag in machinery. At first women just wore mens’ pants. Later manufactures made pants for women, although they still looked very masculine. They were very high waisted, button or zippered down the side and had full legs with wide cuffs at the bottom. They were made of cotton, denim or wool blends. Women wore them at work mostly but soon became a part of their casual wardrobe at home and for fun.
Ditto Harper Beckham, who, while she has yet to clone Victoria by wearing a pencil skirt, will still prove a useful ally when the time comes for her mother to branch into childrenswear. Harper already has her own dedicated Voguepedia page, while on parenting websites eager mothers swap tips on how to recreate her nonchalant topknot. And it is hardly Prince George’s fault that parents (OK, mothers) all over the world are scrutinising his every style move. Everything he has worn – the Start-Rite shoes, the Cath Kidston tank top, the Petit Bateau dungarees and the Rachel Riley shorts – sold out within 48 hours, prompting Forbes to dub him “the world’s most influential toddler”. Does the world need a most influential toddler? Apparently so.
In an administration characterized by pernicious nationalism, it’s possible that the Slovenian-born first lady’s melting pot of a closet is meant to be a subversive statement of inclusivity. If so, however, it’s inclusive in that narrow sense only, for what truly unites these designers are their jaw-dropping price tags; witness the $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket Trump notoriously wore on a trip to Sicily. (Meanwhile, her husband favors Italian Brioni suits and made-in-China Trump ties, anchored by Scotch Tape.)
As the sartorial choices of these celebrity children are shared, scrutinised and copied, the childrenswear industry is booming. Back in 1967, Dior led the charge, opening Baby Dior, but it was not until the turn of the millennium that they were joined by a raft of other luxury designers, who spotted the lucrative possibilities of cultivating brand loyalty early. Stella McCartney launched her kids line in 2010, and was followed by the likes of Lanvin, Gucci, Marni and Dolce & Gabbana, who shrunk their sumptuous prints down to pint-size. Over the past five years, growth in the childrenswear market has outstripped both womenswear and menswear, according to Euromonitor research. In the UK, the childrenswear market is set to rise a further 13.2 per cent in the next five years to £6.1 billion.
At Gymboree, we make quality clothes for every kid and every moment. For crawling babies, dressed-up toddlers and 2nd grade field trippers. For the best days and the oh-so-busy ones. Our clothes let kids be kids in comfy styles that are easy to from play-ready dresses and rompers for girls, to soft tees and tops for boys, to sweet essentials for newborns. We’re big on little details. Because a sprinkle of sparkle here and an appliqué there have been known to spread happiness. Visit us for kids clothing that sticks around long enough to be handed down and sale events that keep piggy banks smiling. With Gymboree, it’s quality time, all the time.
Fendi! Gucci! Balmain! Versace! Balenciaga! Calvin Klein! No major brand could leave their own labelling alone for S/S 18, and we can’t blame them—if you’re spending the big bucks, you may as well shout it from the sartorial rooftops. Our money? Going all on that vintage-look Fendi monogram bag.
The name of this collection from the designers Brandon Capps and Shane Fonner, who favor a luxurious, beachy look, is “Abundant Life Crusade.” July 12, 9 p.m., Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue
Boys wore casual clothes for play: an attached shirt and shorts or shirt and pant combination suit and pullover sweaters. For formal occasions like church or school called for boys to wear little suits, most with knickers or long pants. The sialor look in white or navy made little boys into Navy captains complete with hat. For shoes boys for lace up boots.
Consider it this way: In 2014, Rihanna accepted the Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in a sheer rhinestone-spangled scrim of a dress by Adam Selman; last November, she accepted the Shoe of the Year award at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in a long black Vetements X Juicy Couture velvet skirt, a long-sleeved shirt draped at the waist and long gloves, with almost no skin showing at all. In 2015, Beyoncé channeled Venus on the half shell in sheer Givenchy at the Met Gala, with only bits of strategically placed floral embroidery to keep her from arrest; this year, the Met Gala celebrates a designer — Rei Kawakubo — whose last show encased the female body in oversize armless carapaces that swallowed the Betty Boop and Botero silhouettes whole.