Oh la la! It's the most important date in the fashion industries calendar: fashion week! With New York, London and Milan done and dusted we are currently on the last leg of the journey in France's fashion capital...Paris! Nothing is chicer than French fashion and here at Kids Cavern HQ we have eagerly awaited the runway shows for the new seasons.
Inspired by PFW, we have compiled our weekend wishlist from our favourite French fashion houses.
Cool French fashion house Kenzo was founded in Paris in 1970 by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada. After opening his first boutique Jungle Jap, his clothes began to attract more and more attention and were renowned for his Asian and Japanese influenced style with expert construction of European manufacturing. Since 2011, founders of Opening Ceremony Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have succeeded directorship and have stayed true to the brands iconic DNA. The fashion house is celebrated worldwide for their kooky mix of colour, design, quality and culture. Kenzo Kids has little ones styled in the world’s most coveted mini-mi pieces, including iconic Tiger sweatshirts and playful printed separates.
Kenzo navy liberty sweatshirt, £60
Kenzo denim patches jacket, £90
Chloé’s first collection debuted in 1956 by French founder Gaby Aghion, introducing a new concept to the fashion world: luxury ready-to-wear. Aghion’s vision was to create timeless, feminine clothes that exude simple elegance. Since 2007, little fashionistas can find pint-sized versions of the impeccable women’s looks seen on the runway.
Chloé cotton twill blouse, £95
Chloé yellow one shoulder playsuit, £96
As the oldest French couture house still in production, the brand has been a standard bearer of Parisian elegance ever since its establishment in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin. Expect beautiful occasion wear and chic separates to make up the unmistakable Lanvin look.
Lanvin blue cotton shirt, £120
Lanvin pale blue cotton shirt, £129
German born Karl Lagerfeld moved to France in 1952 to begin his legendary career which included stints at world renowned fashion houses such as Balmain, Chloé and Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld Kids launched in 2015, unveiling a collection true to the designer’s own identity. This includes a mix of basic pieces with quirky elements and more special appearances from the designer's pet cat Choupette!
Karl Lagerfeld boys black t-shirt, £35
Karl Lagerfeld silver Choupette backpack, £69
Fairly new on the French fashion block is super girly brand Billieblush. Launched in 2013 by CWF, Billieblush’s garments are created for modern day princesses. Classic wardrobe staples are updated with flashes of neon, frills, bold prints and glitter. With pieces that are sure to become key staples in your girls wardrobe, Billeblush has it all!
Billieblush pastel colours rain mac, £45
Billieblush orange organza bow skirt, £48