You know that times are sad when you – aged in your, ahem ahem 30’s (plus a bit and a bit more) – have wardrobe envy of a 3 year old.
Much like her mother, Kim, but with a much, MUCH smaller bottom – Little North West, is as we know, already a bit of a fashion icon.
And as happens with normal kids aged two NEVER, this little girl was gifted a selection of custom made Balmain jackets by its creative director Olivier Rousteing. And they were so stylish, so dinky and sadly so not available to buy. But now, the Balmain designer has launched a fully fledged kids fashion line for SS17 and will showcase this collection where else, but Harrods Mini Superbrands, naturellement. Let us look.
The kids range is comprised of a number of stylish separates and accessories, designed for both boys and girls from six to fourteen years old.
The line takes its inspiration from the mens and womens runway collections for the brand from over the past 5 years. This is mini me, squared. And what I love about it, is that a lot of the pieces are unisex. Whether that was intentional or not, I am not sure, but it’s not too girly, or too masculine – it just works. I also like the fact that it’s wearable. Dress it up, or dress it down. Easy pieces.
“It was very easy to choose which styles to produce,” Olivier notes. “These are the same looks that, over the years, moms and dads have repeatedly pleaded with me to produce for their kids.”
The house’s signature offerings, including Japanese-denim jeans, quilted bomber jackets, gold buttoned double-breasted coats and classic tux jackets, are all given new lives in little sizes.
I am thinking, if I go on hunger strike, I could squeeze myself, sausage-meat style, into one of the older girls dresses. Available to buy now from £100 at Harrods.