FASHION SPECIAL - Designer childrenswear A/W collections

Paul Smith, Ben Sherman, Little Marc Jacobs and Mary McCartney unveil the new season's clothing lines - plus news from Stella McCartney and Gucci...

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  • Designer childrenswear

    Fashion designers love to go mini! Creating a generation of well-dressed 'mini me' offspring, the fashion elite are falling over themselves to design collections for stylish tots.

    First up was Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs, now everyone from Stella McCartney and Gucci, who have signed on the dottedline to release a (no doubt) fabulous range of childrenswear and baby clothes.

    Now the new fashion season is among us, the designer childrenswear labels have released their A/W collections, so we've rounded them up so you can stock up on high fashion for your babes - and guess what? They won't break your bank!

    Take a look at the new stylish offerings from Ben Sherman and Paul Smith to name a few - plus check out what Stella McCartney and Gucci have up their sleeves...

  • Little Marc Jacobs

    We love these quirky and cute illustrations and patterns - the striped number is a scaled down version of the womenswear dress!

    From right:

    Miss. Marc cotton jersey PJs, £45.50, available from ages

    Striped puff ball dress, £166, available from ages 2-12.

    Mini Mouse leather booties, £49.50.

    All available from Little Fashion Gallery.

  • Ben Sherman

    The classic Brit label has launched it's boyswear collection for the next season - expect iconic prints, jersey tops and checked shirts.

    From right:

    Target t-shirt, £14, available from ages 1-7 years.

    Modster t-shirt, £15, available from ages 1-7 years.

    All available at Ben Sherman.

  • Paul Smith Junior

    The brand new launch of Paul Smith Junior brings fancy florals and cutesy bow motifs for the girls and classic stripes with a splash of food-themed tees for little boys.

    From the top:

    'Precious' floral cardigan, £81, available from ages 2-6 years.

    Food face t-shirt, £30, available from ages 2-6 years.

    All available at Paul Smith Junior online.

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  • Mary McCartney

    Mover over Stella, there's another designer McCartney in town! Stella's sister Mary McCartney has designed a range of t-shirts for Mini A Ture to raise money for the Sunway Children's Home in India.

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    White striped t-shirt, £22, available from ages 2-8 years.

    Yellow striped t-shirt, £22, available from ages 2-8 years.

    All available from ASOS Kids.

  • Fashion news just in...

    While we know and loved Stella McCartney's children's and babywear for GAP, it seems that the designer wants to expand on her own label with mini me clothes!

    The designer and mum-of-three is set tp launch Stella McCartney Kids in November with clothing starting from newborns to 12-year-old. "As a brand with many working parents in the team, I wanted to create a desirable, fun, wearable kids' collection that was affordable," McCartney told WWD.

    Another high-end fashion house who is launching a childrenswear range is Gucci. Set to be unveiled in spring 2011, the iconic brand will be decking out tots from ages 0-2 years and 2-8 years in what we can imagine to be bling-tastic - you better start saving the pennies...

    We can't wait!

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