Fun prints, safety features and animal motifs were among the top kidswear trends on show at Bubble London this month.
Worn by Prince George, this award-winning kidswear brand is continuing its collection of British-inspired pieces, while introducing a three-piece floral loungewear set (£16 each) into its mainline. As well as clothing with vintage and animal prints, outerwear and accessories, the brand has launched its first hard-sole shoe range in collaboration with footwear brand Start-rite.
Wholesale prices range from £16 for separates yo £48 for dresses.
- 020 7935 7007 Rachelriley.co.uk
Holly Hastie is using her 20 years of experience as a womenswear designer for Jigsaw and Marks & Spencer to launch this brand for girls aged two to nine years. British heritage with contemporary, colourful details, such as polka dots and Dalmatian print, runs through the line, all produced using fabrics sourced within Europe.
Wholesale prices start at £24.50 for merino wool hats, rising to £84.50 for a cotton velvet coat.
- 020 7127 9107 Hollyhastie.com
The latest of three in-house brands from Children Worldwide Fashion, the licensee behind kidswear for Burberry, Chloé and Marc Jacobs, this French-inspired boys’ and girls’ brand is new for autumn 15. House of Fraser, Selfridges, Fenwick and several UK indies have already picked up on its clothing, outerwear (around £20) and occasionwear (£24 for blazers) for ages two to 12.
Wholesale prices range from £6.50 for cotton T-shirts to £40 for a polyester dress.
- 020 8964 8605 Groupcwf.com
Comfort and safety is Bench’s focus for autumn 15. On its return to Bubble London after a four-year absence it showcased technical functions such as displaced seams to avoid bunching layers and reflective details on zips, themselves offset to protect necks. Thumb holes on jumpers (£22) and removable fake fur hood trims add to this one-time denim brand’s shift towards a lifestyle offer.
Wholesale prices range from £6 for T-shirts to £32 for a parka with removable fake fur hood.
- 07795 264405 Bench.co.uk