Fashion Designers to Launch Baby Lines

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Feb 2016
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Photo: Banana Republic

It’s Fashion Week here in New York, and we’re excited to hear that some big names are going to be designing some little clothes. Yep, the likes of Banana Republic, Kate Spade and Karl Lagerfeld are set to bring high end to the high chair (had to).

First, Banana Republic. The 13-piece limited-edition baby line launches online on Feb. 25 (but New Yorkers will have access at the Lower Fifth store as soon as Feb. 18!). The gray and white collection features some classic Banana looks — think cable knit sweaters — but adorable skull and crossbones are a stylish departure for the brand.


Next, Kate Spade. We don’t have many details yet, but Fashionista reports that following the success of a partnership with Gap Kids, Kate Spade & Company will be launching a children’s line very soon.

“We saw early promise in childrenswear, including our collaboration with Gap Kids for the holiday season, and we are excited for the debut of the Kate Spade children’s collection in the next few weeks,” says CEO Craig A. Leavitt.

Whether or not this line will be sold under the Kate Spade New York label is still unclear. But here’s to hoping it’s just as cute as the Gap collaboration.



And finally,  Karl Lagerfeld. Vogue announced today that the iconic designer will create a kidswear collection for spring 2016.

“The Karl Lagerfeld Kidswear collection presents a unique opportunity to share our cool, ironic, iconic DNA with a wider Karl Lagerfeld audience,” says the brand’s CEO and president Pier Paolo Righi. “Due to our brand’s wide appeal our expansion into the juniors market is a natural fit to further enhance our reach.” And that expansion is large, covering newborns to 16-year-old girls and boys. The line will be created in collaboration with Groupe CWF, the company that extended Marc Jacobs, Burberry, DKNY and Chloé into childrenswear.

Here’s the teaser sketch. Make of it what you will.

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