Marithé+François Girbaud: Kids’ 2011 Fall-Winter Fashion Preview

Known for their quirky and unusual designs, Marithé+François Girbaud has designed their fall kidswear collection with asymmetrical cuts, polka dots and bright colours, taking inspiration from “world fashion” and offering a very playful mix of materials and textures.

You may notice a bit of an army influence. Army and navy style items match up to create the perfect uniform, while stripes and polka dots clash. Femininity lies in the details: mylar, lurex and beads embellish tops, while lace trims decorate blouses. Asymmetrical knit cardigans replace coats, to be worn over an ultra patterned knit dress. Printed polka dots twirl on a jacquard dress with shoulder straps, skirts lace up…

The palette: midnight blue, verdigris, nude and purple, accented by lively bursts of bright cobalt.

Latino flavors and folklore are seen in pieces like their multicoloured down coat, in shimmering nylon with large checks. Embroidery is in style: on the flared hems of skirts, on collars or on dress trims. Trompe l’œil effects, appliqué work, detailing, as well as laces, ribbons and ties accent amethyst and fig hues contrasted with tones of fuchsia, chilli red and storm grey.

Grey, black and white outerwear can be found in variations like long or very short down coats in pearly grey highlighted with rhinestones bring a sparkle to the season, “cocooning” knits brightened by touches of lurex or dressed up by pom-poms and caps trimmed with fur.

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