CIFF KIDS Spring/Summer 2019 edition

A fleeting visit to Copenhagen for the day entailed visiting Ciff Kids to see the latest collections for spring/summer 2019, with the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces, watch a catwalk and discover some new brands. This kids trade show takes place at Forum during Copenhagen Fashion Week close to the centre of the city. Ciff Kids is a relaxed trade fair with trend talks running throughout the day from Pej Gruppen and a fun-filled garden catwalk with styled items from across the show giving us an overview of trends. Trends include block colors, athletic vibes, farmers market, 80s neon and global traveller. Forum houses over 300 carefully selected children’s fashion, accessories, lifestyle and furniture brands from Japan, USA and Europe with strong Scandinavian representation as you’d expect for this show.

An inspiring, laid back day surrounded by sophisticated design which has an emphasis on quality and a clear focus on sustainability.

Kid’s Wear Magazine selected their favorite items, both from fashion, interiors and lifestyle with a “Kid’s Wear Favourite” hangtag. #kidswearfavourite

by Mini Maven contributor Clare Weston

Here are a few show highlights :

Soft Gallerys SS19 collection ‘Timemachine’ is inspired by the past, present and future emerging in a new future. Creating a contemporary and sustainable collection, nostalgia is blended with today’s trends with the next generation in mind. Graphics include symbols of art, film and music with metallic textures, denim and glitter skirts. The palette consists of color blocked pastels of banana yellow, lavender, bubble gum pink with metallic highlights in fabric, print and embroidery.

 

Barn of Monkeys is a Portuguese brand full of graphics and color with sustainability in mind. The story ‘Recreation’ references childhood games and play with a colorful and gender fluid palette of orange, red and sunshine yellows . This collection is inspired by the daily struggle of outdoors vs. technology and keeping valuable traditions which are depicted in a naive illustrative and playful way referencing easily translatable childhood games from across the globe hopscotch, skipping, cats cradle and musical chairs.

 

 

Maed for Mini is an Amsterdam based conscious kids brand for 0-8 year olds.

The SS19 ICONIC collection – quoting works of art, artists, performers, all highly original, influential or unique. The collection has a mature and muted palette, soft quality materials all produced in a sustainable environment and trend led items for little ones. Items include a plush leotard with graphic slogans, burnt orange candy stripes on midi skirts and leggings with leopard or zebra prints.

LuckyBoySunday is a favorite of mine with their quirky plush and knitted character toys and home ware all designed in Denmark. New this season are ‘Xmas Friends’ a collection of on and under the christmas tree ornaments and knitted characters in a fresh autumnal and sophisticated palette of wine-gum and teal.

Cam Cam Copenhagen creates a beautiful children’s universe whilst making a positive difference for future generations in the way they source and produce their fabrics and materials.

This Scandinavian brand has a large offering of home ware for the nursery plus decoration which is functional and stunning in execution and all organic. Highlights include enchanting prints of peacocks and pressed flowers plus the play gym which grows with your child and adapts into a tipi tent.

 

The latest collection from Christina Rohde is named  ‘Can we speak in flowers’..This bloom filled collection incorporates delicate and wild florals plus her iconic dark grounded florals pared with metallics and lurex filled sweatshirts with fresh checks. The collection channels into the 90s with an injection of sportswear inspired items styled with pretty skirts and dresses. A touch of colourful fur creeps in through oversized accessories.