Dressing your little ones just got a whole lot chicer thanks to the launch of these new designer kidswear collections from some of fashion’s leading luxury brands. From Baby Dior’s exclusive Mizza Galaxy line to Dolce & Gabbana’s mini me Carretto collection and Gucci’s new season edit for kids, back-to-school dressing has never been so stylish. Here, we’ve rounded up the most covetable luxury childrenswear to invest in now.
The Glossary Edit
Baby Dior’s latest luxury childrenswear collection, Mizza Galaxy, offers up a sophisticated take on back-to-school pieces that will ensure your little one is the best dressed in the classroom. For girls, there are dungaree dresses, woollen skirts and bomber jackets, all featuring a grey camouflage print inspired by the Maison’s cherished leopard motif. Matching berets and chunky black boots finish off the look, which is pure Parisian cool with a side order of playfulness. Boys, meanwhile, are well catered for with a selection of elevated t-shirts, tracksuits and loose-fitting shirts.
For their AW23 kids collection, Gucci leaned into 90s nostalgia with a colourful parade of hits. The Italian fashion house’s childrenswear range follows a similarly playful mood, with a back-to-school edit made up of collaborations with retro American dungaree brand OshKosh B’gosh and hit 60s kids show The Jetsons. Cartoon dogs and robots appear across vintage-style t-shirts and leather bucket bags, while for smarter occasions there are matching navy wool coats, skirts and hats, as well as chic leather loafers topped with Gucci’s signature Horsebit buckle – a nod to the house’s equestrian heritage.
Stella McCartney Kids
Stella McCartney is known for her eclectic, technicolour take on designer kidwear and her latest AW23 collection is no exception. This season’s theme is “wandering and wondering”, with pieces inspired by natural landscapes and cheeky characters. Pastel-coloured flying unicorns appear across t-shirts and twill dresses, while organic cotton denim dungarees are embroidered with flowers. Boys’ pieces feature an earthy colour palette of chocolate brown and deep green, with hoodies, sweatpants and puffer jackets finished with patch-worked mini bears. As you’d expect from the sustainable brand, the luxury childrenswear collection is crafted from 95% conscious fabrics, such as forest-friendly viscose, organic cotton and recycled polyester and nylon.
Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Collection
If you’re a fan of the latest mini me trend of dressing like your kids, you’ll love the new designer kidswear launch from Dolce & Gabbana, which features miniature versions of its striking Carretto collection. Inspired by the experimental art of the 1960s, the rainbow-bright collection features swirling lines, distorted geometric figures and optical patterns that evoke a sense of “rebellion and provocation” – perfect for kids, then. The kaleidoscopic range features poplin dresses, twill shirts and leggings, as well as an adorably tiny version of the label’s patent leather Sicily bag.
When Chloé’s departing creative director Gabriela Hearst took the reins at the French maison in 2020, she pulled off quite a coup, turning the label into the world’s first luxury fashion house to attain B Corp Certification. The label’s designer childrenswear line follows the same sustainable ethos, drawing on the house’s main ready-to-wear collection for inspiration and featuring pieces made from organic cotton and recycled materials. For AW23, Chloé’s bucolic prints and abstract-coloured stripes are reinterpreted on kids’ dresses, skirts and tops, while the house’s iconic scallop and broderie anglaise detailing appears on the edges of numerous pieces.
Since his arrival as Burberry’s new creative director towards the end of last year, Daniel Lee has focused mainly on the heritage brand’s roots and reinventing archive prints and pieces. That certainly seems to be the case in the label’s latest childrenswear collection, where Burberry’s iconic check print features heavily. Alongside cashmere cardigans, wool beanie hats and coats featuring the instantly recognisable pattern, there are t-shirts emblazoned with Burberry’s signature bear and dresses, skirts and shorts in the brand’s label print, an ode to Burberry’s history of discovery, which features an excerpt from Thomas Burberry’s Open Spaces book.