Gone are the days that kids could get away with putting on a sparkly T-shirt with some comfy jeans. These days, their style is scrutinised almost as much as ours. And inevitably as parents, we’re the ones responsible for it.
The phrase “childhood wardrobe”, for many of us, didn’t conjure up warm memories in our wardrobe history–a lot of it consisted of hand-me-downs sweaters, puffy cupcake-like dresses, and mismatched layers. However in recent years, the fashion world has grown and changed to encompass children in its style-radar.
So don’t worry! Whether you’re a parent, an aunt with a serious shopping addiction, or simply have a lot of friends with kids, The Designer Collective has you covered with the best aesthetically-pleasing kidswear labels that will make the lil’ ones look like small, stylish adults.
ITR By Khyati Pande
This brand began with the aim to create designs that were rooted in history, sustainable, and preserved traditional handicrafts. Today, the brand’s contemporary designs have become very popular with adults for their ease, comfort, and style. So you can imagine that their childrenswear collection is equally special. Made with love and care, the brand uses handwoven cotton featuring intricate hand block prints and embroidered details to create cute frocks and princess dresses for your mini me.
House Of Lonali Kids
A learning every parent must pass down to their children is being conscious with their clothing choices. Keeping that in mind, it’s time to practice what is preached and introduce House of Lonali Kids into their wardrobes. This Sri Lankan brand is the brainchild of Lonely Rodrigo who took on the challenge of transforming up-cycled fabrics into fashionable clothing and products. We especially love their collection of cute T-shirts with adorable graphics.
Founded by mother-daughter duo in Sri Lanka, KUDAÁ is an up and coming modern and ethical clothing brand for babies. Using super-soft organic GOTS-certified cotton, the brand designs timeless clothing for your future rockstars. From huggable onesies to frilly bodysuits, their eco-friendly clothing does not compromise on style. And the best part? Their designs are made for comfort and dressing ease, so you don’t have to worry about it bothering your kid’s sensitive skin.
If you love hand block prints, then get ready to fall in love with Barbet’s designs. For context, hand block printing is a traditional Rajasthani technique passed down generations amongst the state’s artisans. Barbet sources these traditional fabrics and transforms them into comfortable clothing that’s inspired by nature. From teeny tiny kurtas to freestyle tunics, their collection of colourful printed pieces will make you wish it came in your size!
Sola & Isle
Sola, which means sun, and Isle, which means islands, is a brand that truly represents the sunny tropical paradise that is Sri Lanka. Just like their name stands for light, love, and hope, the clothing they produce for our ‘lil ones is equally lightweight and happy. Their designs are thoughtfully-crafted using high quality materials that don’t harm children’s skin. From pretty white dresses you can dress your kids in for a day out in the town to comfy rompers for a good night’s sleep, we love the way this brand is putting its own spin on fashionable kids wear.