Designer Tots

- By Andrea Mestrovic -

Whether you subscribe to the designer tots movement or agree with the criticisms that the trend promotes elitism, two things are certain: these straight off-the-runway collections for the pint-sized are très adorable, and parents everywhere roster for the delish pickings.

Some of our most beloved design houses were quick to fill this market demand, launching luxe children’s collections that left glamazon moms breathless.  Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Marni, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and most recently Dolce & Gabbana are winning with affluent shoppers audacious to splurge on their mini-me’s.

So, should you wish to dress your tot in the latest and the greatest, here is a list of our Fall/Winter must haves.

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D&G. Contrasting prints, whether geometric, floral, or leopard, are just as prevalent for the trendy minis as they are for the trendy mommies this Fall season.  For all the little princesses out there, D&G has an assortment of vivid floral print, ultra-cozy cardigans, and tremendous long-sleeved, full-skirt, knit frocks adorned with a bold leopard print and finished with pearly buttons. Accessories are equally major: mitts, powder purses, and ballet flats in a wide rage of prints and color sequences.  For all your little men-in-the-making, D&G has a collection of grey tweed blazers, Balmoral and newsboy hats, knit jumpers with matching toques, and some serious button-down shirts that would certainly get dad’s nod of approval.

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Stella McCartney.  You will be indisputably excited about the splish-splash rainy season with Stella’s water resistant spotty jackets, dresses, jumpers and suites.   We love the transparent Dottie Raincoat with contrasting trim.  But our absolute favorite is a wool blend military Lee jacket, equally suitable for boys or girls.  The brand is famous for their line of organic cotton goodies, like the long sleeved Barley t-shirt in wheat, with polka-dot deer print.

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Lanvin.  We are in awe of Alber Elbaz latest children’s collection.  The Parisian house has launched a mini-mommy line that reflects the opulent detail of Lanvin’s ready-to-wear adult collections.  The collection is made up of frocks, separates, and coats in washed organza, embroidered with crystals, satin ribbon and grosgrain, and luxurious puffs made of draped and pleated tulle.  The accessories are just as elaborate with patent leather Mary Janes and satin ballet shoes with tulle pom poms or bows. Finally, here is one you can actually borrow from your little one: signature Lanvin beaded necklaces, strung with corsages in navy and black colourways, with tulle and rhinestones accents.

You can call it a mini-shop, but expect some serious dollar drops.

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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea 

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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea

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