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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British menswear specialists Hackett are on an expansion plan with new stores opening soon in Frankfurt and Hamburg. I am sure German parents will love their classic fashion styling for kids too as much as the Brits do. Their quality is superb and the whole range oozes class.

They are also one of the best retailers to go to for a boys nicely tailored jacket and a cool bow tie!

The coming winter’s range for children seen at Pitti Bimbo in January has a new tweed jacket style with a cool undercollar button tab and a wonderful checked giant wool scarf along with their signature rugby style tops and contrast trimmed blazers.

I am lusting after that big wool scarf already, just what I need for this everlasting cold weather, strangely too although I can’t persuade my son to wear a sweater in the cold he is ever so happy to wind a big wool scarf around his neck so I think the bigger the better for now.

 

Great new tweed blazer and giant chequered scarf from Hackett kids for winter 2011

Great new tweed blazer and giant chequered scarf from Hackett kids for winter 2011

 

College styling for children's fashion at Hackett winter 2011

College styling for boys at Hackett winter 2011

 

 

 

Contrast trimmed blazer jacket and Navy pea coat for winter 2011 boyswear at Hackett

Contrast trimmed blazer jacket and Navy pea coat for winter 2011

 

 

 

The duffle coat is super trendy again in menswear, for kids it never went away! Hackett winter 2011 childrenswear.

The duffle coat is super trendy again in menswear, for kids it never went away!

 

 

 

Classic rugby shirts and winter warmer jerkins at Hackett boyswear for winter 2011

Classic rugby shirts and winter warmer jerkins at Hackett winter 2011

 

All photos Smudgetikka- all rights reserved

Another exhibitor I loved to see at Pitti Bimbo 71 was the trad British company Hackett who took a large stand to push their export sales at the fair in Florence.

Key looks in the boy’s collection were the Henley style contrast trimmed edge blazers with new natty tartan bow ties, seersucker striped cotton blazer jackets, check madras cotton shirts and team GB logo shield badges decorating stone windcheater jackets and plaid shorts.

Kidswear from British company Hackett

Henley blazer jackets and bow ties

Kidswear by British label Hackett for summer 2011

Seersucker blazer and striped shorts

Kidswear by British label Hackett for summer 2011

Sports styling

Kidswear by British label Hackett for spring 2011

Preppy casuals with Brit flag shield logo

Kidswear from British label Hackett for summer 2011

Signature Rugby shirt styling

Boyswear by Hackett for summer 2011 at Pitti Bimbo 71

Colour is strong for next summer

Photos by Smudgetikka -all rights reserved

The boys fashion range from trad stylish gents Hackett has been growing hugely over the last couple of years. Encompassing all the Hackett adult traits of tweedy jackets, tailored badge blazers, casual polo neck rugby tops and check cotton shirts with moleskin, cord and flannel trousers to complement it is one of my favorite preppy style labels.

New for next winter is the maroon checked jacket below and a new collar detail with hidden buttons and reversed fabric only seen when the collar revers are lifted.

Hackett childrenswear for winter 2010

Tweed jacket with new collar detail and diamond knits

Kidswear from Hackett for winter 2010

New checked boys jacket from Hackett, very dapper!

Photos by Smudgetikka – all rights reserved

Styled like an extra from Brideshead Revisited this coming summer’s blazer boy look brings memories of summers past and lemonade with lashings of ginger beer on the lawn.

Versions here from designers Roberto Cavalli, Hackett and Billionaire Junior show us how immaculate our sons could look if only they were so inclined, while the Replay and Sons cool style is closer to reality.

F1 racing fans might like to know that Flavio Briatore is the man behind the Billionaire Junior label, a somewhat redundant name in light of current events but I am sure there are still a few of them around!

Billionaire Junior – photo Pitti Bimbo 69th Edition

Above – Roberto Cavalli Devils –  Terry Thomas special

Casual tailored blazer style by Replay and Sons. Photo - Pitti Bimbo

Another cool casual tailored Replay and Sons style. Photo = Pitti Bimbo

Hackett's Henley Regatta rig