Janie and Jack’s New Fashion Row Collection Is Downright Amazing
Popular kids’ brand Janie and Jack is releasing a new collection in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row, a movement dedicated to increasing diversity in fashion and creating a platform for multicultural designers. The launch features three capsule collections by Kimberly Goldson, Kristian Lorén and Richfresh.
“When I first met Brandice Daniel, founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, in January, I knew we needed to come together to create something special,” Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack, said in a statement. “I am thrilled to share this partnership through a phenomenal collection by three talented multicultural designers. Together, we hope to inspire the next generation to lift each other up, celebrate creativity and individuality, and above all treat everyone with love and respect.”
“As a parent, I wanted to support designers of color by purchasing children’s wear for my daughter,” Brandice Daniel, CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, also said in the statement. “I realized that the children’s market had very little racial diversity. Partnering three Black designers with Janie and Jack is a historic and courageous move led by Shelly Walsh. This partnership has inspired the designers and will hopefully provoke an entire industry to think differently about what it could look like to include more BIPOC designers in their strategy.”
The capsule by Kimberly Goldson was inspired by her nieces. She uses distinctive sweatshirt detailing, iconic suits in bold colors and statement florals in her collection. Kristian Lorén is a Philadelphia-born designer who was inspired by her dance background. Her pieces include tiered ruffles and tulle in sparkle, polka-dot and soft pink variations. She uses these fabrics in the hopes that it will help instill individuality in kids from an early age. Richfresh’s inspiration for his collection came from a past NYFW show. His pieces include outerwear and track suits in vibrant colors and with bold chevron stripes.
The collection offers something for everyone and retails from $19 to $139. The collection is available for purchase in select stores and on JanieandJack.com now.