At the Pitti Bimbo in Florence, the childrenswear trends for spring/summer 2017 lie between fairy-tale forest and jungle fever. And one thing is clear: our cute offspring are following in mum and dad’s fashionable footsteps. Your mini-me is helping themselves to the contents of their parents’ wardrobe. The result is brightly coloured and ironic versions of grown-up trends: opulent party dresses with bows, hats and flowers in their hair, jumpsuits, biker jackets, sneakers, ballerinas and sparkling sandals with metallic sequins or crocodile prints. Talking about prints, take note that they are a big thing for little ones, too. The jungle is captured in patterns with Caribbean colours: turquoise, green, flamingo pink. Combined with lots of sand, khaki and white. Mix and match to your heart’s content. Even top-to-toe print is on trend.
The fairy-tale forest, on the other hand, where candyfloss grows on trees and castles are made of marzipan, is home to bohemians. Maxi dresses, elegant jackets, skirts and blouses made of fine jacquard with elaborate cross-stitch embroidery and geometric motifs: complying with the pre-school dress code means wearing bold paintbox colours.