Global Kids Fashion Week - Round Up!

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So a couple of months ago you would have seen all the publicity surrounding London Fashion Week in the press but what you may not of heard was that London hosted the first Global Kids Fashion Week (GKFW). The littlest catwalk took place over two days in March at the Freemasons Hall, Holburn, London and was sponsored by - this global style destination for kids offers over 200 luxury and premium designers worldwide.

The event drew in an eclectic crowd with pint-sized fashionistas and their famous mothers taking the FROW!  There were two main shows; one showcasing the latest AW13 trends and one showing SS13 season looks. All proceeds from the SS13 fashion show went to British charity Kids Company. The event was focused on premium kids fashion, from both established designers and emerging names. Participating brands ranged from Nike and Munster Kids to Diesel, Little Marc Jacobs and Chloe. 

GKFW aims to educate and inspire people about kids' fashion - celebrating how the specialist category has thrived over the past five years. Can you believe the children's clothes market is estimated to be worth a whopping £6bn!!

The main trends seen for SS13 were sorbet shades and metallic pastels giving a modern edge to classic girl styles. Tom Boy looks for girls - smart tailored shorts with under the knee socks (I want these socks for Isabelle) worn with sandals, collared dresses and culottes. Looks for boys were anything but dull with bright colours and fun prints. You can watch the SS13 show online here.

AW13 is the season for nineties revival where colours were brighter, prints were bold and little details made a statement. Marni and Junior Gautier stole the show with bright tartan checks, electric blues and bright orange coupled with flower prints were seen by Kenzo and nostalgic fabrics with whimsical lace creations from Suzanne Ermann. Other trends making a comeback for next season - faux fur and puffa coats, 90's iconic black lace-up shoes, corduroy and Doc Martins! You can watch highlights from the AW13 show online here

I think it's a great idea to have a fashion week dedicated to children, next year I would like to see a high street catwalk with the likes of H&M, Next, GAP and Zara. As much as I enjoy looking at these designer fantasy frocks, my budget doesn't quite stretch that far! If you enjoy dressing your little fashionista in all the latest looks feast your eyes on a few of my favourite looks from the A/W '13 show...

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