Designer Outfits for Your Offspring
Youngsters can now sport apparel designed by the likes of Stella McCartney, Gwen Stefani, and even former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk. From toddlers to teenyboppers, kids can all dress just like mommy and daddy, without having to play dress-up.
Adolescent apparel is a growing industry and several celebrities are getting into the business of designing clothing for children. While the attire is adorable, not all of it is expensive. You can find items by Gwen Stefani at Target, and Tony Hawk has partnered with Kohls.
So, if you're looking for anything from duds for your little dude, to a tutu for your favorite toddler, look no further than the following list.
Celebrity Clothing Lines for Children
Gwen Stefani (Harajuku Mini)
Gwen Stefani enjoyed success as the former lead singer of the group No Doubt and later as a solo artist. She launched the successful clothing line L.A.M.B. in 2003 and two years later created another collection called 'Harajuku Lovers.' Stefani is now venturing into the children's clothing business with her newest line 'Harajuku Mini' available at Target and Target.com. This fun line is designed in sizes for infants through tweens and priced between $3.99 and $29.99.
In a statement Stefani said "I've always wanted to do a cool children's fashion line inspired by the super-cute and playful kids' clothing you find in Japan. The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dressed. Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid's clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices."
The line includes fun and colorful clothing such as cute fuzzy hoodies with animal earns, punk-inspired biker jackets, ballerina tutus, plaid skinny jeans and other whimsical designs.
Stella McCartney (Stella McCartney Kids)
A successful clothing designer, Stella McCartney has designed clothing for several celebrities and has made the transition from the child of a famous personality to a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. In 2011, after a successful partnership with GapKid, McCartney launched her newest line for children from newborn to 12 years-old. "Stella McCartney Kids" is popular with celebrity and non-celebrity moms alike.
When asked about her new line of kid’s clothing, McCartney said "As a brand with so many working parents in the team, I wanted to create a fun, desirable, wearable kid's collection that was affordable. I feel all the timeless children's wear is reserved for the expensive brands and that did not sit well with me. Kids and parents, aunts, uncles, friends should all be able to have access to Stella McCartney Kids clothes."
A vegetarian and environmental rights activist, McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs, and she designs several eco-friendly pieces such as organic cotton leggings and tee-shirts. You can find McCartney’s designs on her website stellamccartneykids.com or get the new iPhone App.
Tony Hawk (Tony Hawk for Kohls)
Former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk has partnered with Kohls for a line of tee-shirts, pants, and hoodies. Claiming that he wanted to make his line "less expensive" and "less exclusive," Hawk switched to Kohls after working with the clothing designing company Quilsilver Inc. The new boy's line which includes sizes for toddlers through teenagers can be found atKohls.com.
Soleil Moon Frye (The Little Seed)
Moms and Dads will remember the character of "Punkey Brewster," played by Soleil Moon Fry. She’s all grown-up and designing eco-friendly garb using low-impact dyes and organic materials for her items at TheLittleSeed.com.
Partnering with two other moms, their motto is "Tree Hugging with Style," and Frye claims she had an environmental awareness at a young age. "My family was very outdoors oriented; we took lots of trips to the mountains and spent many summer nights camping on the beach. I have also been a member of EMA, The Environmental Media Association, for the last six years. Having a child certainly brought a new consciousness into my home. Having children really inspired all of us to take action," Frye said in an interview. All three moms were inspired to reach out to other socially conscious and eco-friendly families who want the option to purchase non-toxic alternatives for their children.
Ali Landry (Belle Parish)
The former Miss USA, Ali Landry is focused on the classics for her line of children's clothing available at Belleparish.com. Inspired by a box of baby clothes her mother made, Landry's line is described as "upscale" designs "that never go out of style." Landry is hoping Belle Parish will preserve and honor her Southern roots. "…It’s like the hometown department store that closed 60 years ago and the doors have just re-opened. It’s vintage and tradition with a modern twist."
Trista Sutter (My Vintage Baby/Vintage Couture)
As a finalist on the original 'Batchalor,' Sutter came in second, however, returned as the first ‘Bachelorette’ and found love. Starting 'My Vintage Baby' after the birth of her daughter in 2009, she has now partnered with clothing company 'Vintage Couture.'
Sutter says she was honored to be asked to join the Vintage Couture family and enjoys flexing her "creative muscles" designing children's clothing. Sutter's children not only wear Vintage Couture but are also models for the line. To purchase items from this line go to Vintagecoutureinc.com.
Tori Spelling (Little Maven)
Spelling has announced plans to launch a children’s clothing line called 'Little Maven,' in collaboration with Hartstrings children's wear. Although the webpage, Littlemaven.com, is still "under construction," you can find Little Maven designs on their Facebook page. Spelling's designs are described as a cross between "Hollywood chic and seaside casual," and will be available in department and specialty stores soon. Citing the "need for inspired yet accessible clothing for infants and toddlers," Spelling’s clothes are said to range in price from $24 to $88.
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