CWB editor Laura Turner selects the must-have collections to get in store.
OLIVIA GRAE KIDS
Childrenswear brand Olivia Grae Kids was established last year by Olivia Monteith; wife, mother of one, and lover of alternative fashion. Available for newborn through to six years, the UK label focuses on hand-dyed garments designed in-house and cheeky, tongue-in-cheek slogan T-shirts. Alongside the T-shirts, the 15-piece collection also features rompers, harems, leggings, sweaters, baby swaddles, hats and bandanas. Wholesale prices on request.
New for 2017, Another Fox is a modern British clothing brand focused on all-over prints and fashion basics, using chemical-free inks and high-quality fabrics. The baby collection for 0-1 years includes bodysuits, rompers and leggings, while the kids’ collection for 1-6 years sees T-shirts, sweatshirts, rompers, hoodies, leggings and dresses. With the exception of two dresses, the majority of styles are gender neutral. Each collection follows a trend – a/w 17 is a nod to the space age, with silver metallic, alien embroideries and a space monkey print. Abstract and monochromatic prints, which are updated each season, form the basis of the brand. Wholesale prices £5-£10.
HUNTER + ROSE
UK children’s fashion label Hunter + Rose launched in 2015, but only began wholesaling this year. Catering for 0-6 years, it offers collection of around 20-25 pieces, available in a variety of prints, across dresses, leggings, T-shirts, jumpers, accessories and rompers. The rompers are a bestseller for the brand, with their oversized look and soft cotton making them an easy essential for any child’s wardrobe. Style-wise, expect bold and modern designs and a monochrome colour palette, which the brand updates seasonally with key colours. Wholesale prices £7-£16.
Chic, minimal and monochrome in style, childrenswear brand Wex Baby launched last year, representing a fusion of cultures. Designed in Paris and made in England, the label aims to encourage children and adults alike to take an interest in different languages. Fifteen high-quality, hand-drawn designs make up the collection, featured on T-shirts and sweatshirts. Key pieces include the brand’s classic ‘Oui Oui’ quote T-shirt and its newest design, ‘La Lune’. Wholesale prices £7-10.
Designed and manufactured in Britain, Wildchild London is a brand new label of stylish, gender-neutral clothes for kids. In February, the debut 15-piece s/s 18 collection will launch online and to trade offering casualwear for ages 2-9 years, including long and short sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, harem pants and leggings. Full of considered designs, highlights include splattered ink emojis, nature-inspired prints and subtle colours. All Wildchild London garments are ethically produced and feature toddler-safe ink and Oeko-Tex certified fabrics.