This is a stunning set of pictures from a shoot by celebrity and kids fashion photographer Ian Derry and children’s fashion stylist Kate Van Der Hage. The model is only 7 years old but she has an amazing maturity and I love the fact that she is a tomboy, its so rare to find short haired models amongst younger girls, they all seem to have hair that tumbles to their shoulder blades in their bid to be Disney princesses, bring on the bob haircut I say.

Ian Derry has worked with many of the world’s top celebrities which is probably why he has the patience to work with children as well, being given 15 minutes in all varieties of light conditions to get a stunning shot is not as easy as you might think, and having to grab that seconds worth of perfect shot with children is very similar. See some of Ian’s celebrity work at his site here.

Both Kate and Ian are represented at one of the UK’s top agencies Era Management, the model is from Urban Angels agency. The clothes are from Burberry, Hucklebones, Hackett, Imps and Elfs, Kicokids and Scotch Shrunk.

Ian Derry Androgeny 1 fashion from Burberry, winter 2012 children's fashion

Ian Derry Androgeny 1 fashion from Burberry and Scotch Shrunk winter 2012 children's fashion

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion by stylist Kate Van Der Hage, model Nora at Urban Angels

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion by stylist Kate Van Der Hage, shirt by Kicokids, jeans by Imps and Elfs.

Ian Derry Androgeny  kids fashion shoot with clothes from Hucklebones and Hackett for winter 2011

Ian Derry Androgeny kids fashion shoot with clothes from Hucklebones and Hackett for winter 2011

Ian Derry Androgeny children's fashion for winter 2011, trousers with braces from Scotch Shrunk

Ian Derry Androgeny children's fashion for winter 2011, trousers with braces from Scotch Shrunk

All photos by Ian Derry – all rights reserved

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I have never seen so many Mini-Me versions in kids fashion as I have for the coming summer season. From the top designers down, there are a huge amount of almost exact replica clothing items coming out.

I noticed in the winter collections from Stella McCartney and Chloe quite a few of these items but next year its gone bonkers!

Burberry,  Tata Naka, Juicy Couture,  Milly and Boden are featured here but also look out for more Chloe Mini-Me’s,  Missoni, D&G and of course the Lanvin dresses that even have matching dolls too, Mini-mini-Me!

Burberry window display in New York for winter 2011, see the kids Mini Me below

Burberry window display in New York for winter 2011, see the kids Mini-Me below

Burberry children's fashion for spring 2012 with Mini Me crop rainjacket

Burberry children's fashion for spring 2012 with Mini-Me crop rainjacket

Tata Naka, Mum and child Mini Me dresses, just a slight colour variation for summer 2012

Tata Naka, Mum and shrunk child Mini-Me dresses, just a slight colour variation for summer 2012

Juicy Couture matchy, matchy summer dresses for adults and children summer 2012

Juicy Couture matchy, matchy summer dresses for adults and children summer 2012

Milly by Michelle Smith summer 2012 womens fashion and below, kids version

Milly by Michelle Smith summer 2012 womens fashion and below, kids version in background print

Milly Junior line, different colourway but identical print for the Mini Me version, summer 2012

Milly Junior line, different colourway but identical print for the Mini-Me version, summer 2012

Mini Me by Mini Boden, occasion wear in a new line by Boden for summer events 2012

Mini-Me by Mini Boden, occasion wear in a new line by Boden for summer events 2012

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Never ones to hold back on their signature styling Burberry  have produced a fab Mini Me collection for kids next winter with some cute versions of some of their womenswear best sellers. Produced by the French company  CWF  (Children’s Worldwide Fashion) the range has the Burberry styling impeccably covered.

Just take a look at the goodies below, impossible not to like the major shaggy jacket, the biker style zippered peacoat or the ruched velvet baby frock.

Shaggy enough for you? Burberry Monster Mash coat for kids winter 2011

Shaggy enough for you? Burberry Monster Mash coat for kids winter 2011

Cool wool and leather biker coat also has a matching leather biker jean from Burberry kids winter 2011

Cool wool and leather biker coat also has a matching leather biker jean

Sweet shirred velvet baby dress for winter 2010 at Burberry kidswear

Sweet shirred velvet baby dress for winter 2010 at Burberry kidswear

Mini Me wool check coats for children's fashion at Burberry winter 2011 previews

Mini Me wool check coats for kids at Burberry winter 2011 previews

Boys get pretty cool leather too at Burberry winter 2011 children's fashion previews

Boys get pretty cool leather too

Mock shearling aviator jackets, true to Burberry signature styles for kids collection winter 2011

Mock shearling aviator jackets, true to Burberry signature styles for winter 2011

Cool scarf styling at Burberry children's fashion collections for winter 2011

Cool scarf styling at Burberry kids collections for winter 2011

All photos by Smudgetikka – all rights reserved

A new spring 2011 campaign was launched yesterday on Burberry’s website featuring an interactive feature where video of the child models comes to life as the mouse hovers over the picture. The beach pictures were shot by Mario Testino on Brighton beach.

Video is becoming used increasingly on the net for fashion after a slow start from the initial forecast fashion revolution of film and children’s fashion is no exception, expect more and more of it.

The trends for summer from Burberry include girls metallic leather biker jackets, chunky cotton cable sweaters, variations in grey and pink on the classic check and classic blazer and chino looks for boys.

 

Burberry girls fabulous biker jackets for spring 2011

Burberry girls fabulous biker jackets for spring 2011

 

 

 

Burberry's boys fashion for summer 2011

Burberry's boys fashion for summer 2011

 

Grey and stone chunky cotton knits for Burberry spring 2011 kids fashion

Grey and stone chunky cotton knits for Burberry spring 2011

 

 

 

Burberry children's fashion Ad campaign shots summer 2011

Burberry children's fashion Ad campaign shots summer 2011

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There has been an explosion of online sites in kids fashion over the past 2 years from start ups with no retailing experience to the established children’s boutiques venturing online and then establishing extensive sites themselves to single brand names showcasing.

This has resulted in price wars for some of the top brand names amongst competing retailers. Examples I found with a quick check online included the following below, a Burberry boy’s T-shirt that ranged from between £31 and £42.95, a Dior dress that ranged between £197 and £315, a Monnalisa dress that ranged between £166 and £179 and  D&G boots with a lower difference but still between £107 and £110.

Proving that when it comes to online price wars there is no such thing as fair play and its every retailer out for themselves.

One thing to watch out for though is that sites outside the UK will be balanced on a low price by import tax on anything over £50 so do bear that in mind as its not cheap and Royal Mail add another £8 on for a handling fee. Good hunting!

 

Burberry Union T-Shirt for boys

Burberry Union T-Shirt for boys

 

 

Dior girls dress with bow features

Dior girls dress with bow features

 

 

 

 

D&G suede thonged snow boots

D&G suede thonged snow boots

Yet more variations on the signature check from Burberry for their children’s fashion range for next summer in this preview.

Look out for the checked clogs as well, the metallic grey raincoat and darker cotton dress are taken directly from this summers womenwear line and the new look for boy’s with super skinny jeans reflects the menswear silhouette.

I love the delicate muslin draped dress which appears for babies too, leather jackets for both boys and girls are also present for the beginning of the spring season and there are quite a few variations on shorts including some cool buckled front ones.

Kidswear by Burberry for summer 2011

Re-worked checks for an interesting draped dress and metallic raincoat based on womenswear lines

Super skinny jeans for children from Burberry for summer 2011

Super skinny jeans for boyswear

Children's footwear by Burberry for summer 2011

Super cool clogs in signature check

Children's fashion from Burberry for summer 2011

Soft draped layered dress in baby and girls sizes

Children's fashion by Burberry for spring 2011

Girls leather jacket

Check variation for summer 2011 kidswear from Burberry

Check variation for summer 2011 with buckled shorts

All photos by Smudgetikka – all rights reserved

As usual Burberry kidswear has some amazing cool items coming up for the winter months including a version of the ruched skirt trench seen in the womens range.

The items below are from the collection produced by CWF (Childrens Worldwide Fashion) under license and tend to be marketed outside the Burberry stores so there is much more chance finding them in one of your good local childrenswear specialists.

Children's fashion by Burberry for winter 2010

Ruched skirt trenchcoat by Burberry

Burberry childrenswear trench style dress for autumn 2010

Trench style ruched and pleat dress

Burberry kidswear padded jacket for autumn 2010

Beautiful gold padded coat

Childrenswear by Burberry for autumn 2010

Shearling super soft d/b coat

Children's fashion from Burberry for autumn 2010 baby coat

Super cute baby padded coat

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Some really good kids boutiques are in Notting Hill in London, clustered around the Ledbury Rd and Kensington Park Rd areas.

Some have switched to spring merchandise now and a few were still on sale but I expect to see new windows from them soon.

I am also loving the Smythson shop’s new cheery bluebird window, it makes me smile each time I pass one of their shops.

Window display by Smythson for spring 2010

Smythson cheery window for spring 2010

Children's fashion boutique Burbery in Notting Hill

Burberry Kids boutique in Notting Hill

Sweet dress boutique I love Gorgeous in Notting Hill Gate

Sweet dress boutique I love Gorgeous in Notting Hill Gate

Spring 2010 window by Petit Aime in Notting Hill

Petit Aime window, French products in Notting Hill Gate

Zara Kids for Spring 2010 children's fashion

Zara Kids window with the march of the metal dinosaurs

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