When the industry wants a peek at the most trend-forward color and design details for kids’ apparel and accessories, Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence, Italy is often their best source of information. This well-known trade fair features clothing and accessories for children ranging in age from infants to teens, as well as maternity wear and childcare products.
Here are The Trend Curve’s top four picks from the January, 2006 show of trends that have home décor potential:
Military styling marched down the runway in many variations for both boys and girls including:
– Fatigues and camouflage updated with modern patterns, sequins and peace symbols
– Bomber and Aviator jackets in leather and lambs wool
– Highly tailored jackets, some bordering on marching band uniforms
Ruffles were key for girls and the more the better. Newest looksincluded at least two rows of ruffles if not more, or ruffles done inless than traditional textiles like fur and jersey.
Boys layered on the stripes liberally.
– Rugby stripes persisted
– Pinstripes looked smart
– Layering different stripes together held interest
– Stripes on velvet looked formal but fun
– Vertical stripes looked newest
Russian trends invaded the fashion shows with folkloric florals in silk scarves and skirts and accented with fur hats.