It’s no lie that children these days are often better dressed than adults. Parents will often kit out their little ones in the latest trends, ensuring they look perfectly put together for any trip. I explored the Spanish autumn/winter trends for tiny tots!
My initial destination was Zara. As an avid fan of the classy high street store I knew their children’s clothes were tasteful and stylish. The current two collections for Niños were labelled ‘Back to School’ and ‘Sporty.’ The sporty collection was made up mostly of comfortable, elasticated clothes – perfect for the ever energetic young ones! The colour scheme uses pinks, blues and prints against darker backgrounds – almost mirroring adult workout kits.
The back to school collection is much more conventional of autumn/winter trends for children. The Zara buyers have selected thick knits with roll necks, suede skirts and trousers, patent leather shoes. The colour scheme is warm and perfect for fall – royal blues paired with mustard or tan, accentuated by smart shiny shoes.
Mi Pequeno Lucas is another leading store for children’s fashion in Spain. It has been featured in several magazines such as Vogue Kids, Marie Claire, Hola and In Style. Their autumn-winter collection was possibly my favourite of the ones I studied – in fact, the lookbook had me feeling broody! The collection is made up of soft greys set off by dark maroon and navy. It is almost countryside couture with the use of checks and gingham, accessorised with knitted socks, hats and scarves.
I then had a look at Tuc Tuc, another Spanish childrenswear brand. Their autumn/winter collection is much more loud and playful, encompassing bright colours and prints. These contrast with the softer styles seen in the other stores. Tuc Tuc veers away from the ‘mini-me’ child, dressed to match a chic parent, and focuses on the fun. They create the type of clothes that only children can actually get away with wearing!
Looking at all these styles has almost got me wishing for a child of my own that I could dress up – but then again, as I realise I could be changing nappies rather than heading out for dinner in the centre of Madrid .. Perhaps I’ll wait a few more years.
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