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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What a fantastic creative collaboration between New York based stylist Mindi Smith and photographer Drew Sackheim who have taken kids fashion for this winter and created a new range of child superheroes with attendant special effects.

Both Mindi and Drew have  longstanding experience in the kids fashion arena, check out their other work here for Mindi and here for Drew and created this exciting story just too late for magazine publication deadlines so I am very happy to show the shots here.

The hair and grooming was by  Gigi Gommers at Ford Artists.

Callie as Night Owl, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Callie as Night Owl, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Clothing f0r Night Owl above from Yoya and Yoyamart, skirt from H&M, gloves from Bonnie Young, boots throughout story from Dr Marten.

Callie as Catwoman, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Callie as Catwoman, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Clothing for Catwoman above from Bonnie Young and Paul Smith Junior, fingerless gloves Finger in the Nose, headpiece Bonnie Young

Luca as Green Hornet, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Luca as Green Hornet, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Velvet jacket and silver pants by Bonnie Young, Tee by Crewcuts, cape (blanket) April Showers by Polder for Kisan NYC

Julian as Spiderman, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Julian as Spiderman, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Pinstripe suit from La Miniature, shirt H&M,blanket as cape by Bonnie Young, boots from Camper, hat by Kicokids.

Amelia and Carrie as Spartan Warriors, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Amelia and Carrie as Spartan Warriors, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Cali, dress by Bonnie Young, tights Amato and fingerless gloves Carolina Amato

Amelia, dress by Dino e Lucia for Kisan NYC, apron from Phillip Lim 3.1 Kids, tights Crewcuts, necklace H&M

Luca as Batboy, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Luca as Batboy, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Sweat top by Munster for Yoyamart NYC, tee La Miniatura, snakeskin pants Bonnie Young, shoes from H&M

Cali as Wonder Woman and Julian as Captain America, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Cali as Wonder Woman and Julian as Captain America, children's fashion story by Mindi Smith and Drew Sackheim Oct 2011

Cali, top by Y3 for Yoyamart, tee by Kicokids, skirt by Essentiel Girl for Yoyamart, cape scarf by Zef for Kisan, socks Diesel

Julian, jacket Munster for Yoyamart, belt Diesel, shirt La Miniature, jeans by Imps and Elfs for Yoya, boots Frye, cape Zef for Kisan NYC

Brand and stockist links:

Bonnie Young

Camper

Carolina Amato

Crewcuts

Diesel

Dr Marten

Finger in The Nose

H&M

Kicokids

Kisan

La Miniatura

Paul Smith Junior

Phillip Lim

Yoyamart

Yoya

All photos by Drew Sackheim – all rights reserved

One of my favourite US kids fashion brands has made a collaboration with Anthropologie for fall fashion in the US and its such a perfect fit.

Kicokids has a fun, retro yet modern aesthetic that is right in key with Anthropologie’s customers and designer Tia Cibani has chosen some of the key components of her winter 2011 collection to be represented there.

The collection will be available online and in key stores throughout the USA. Look out for the patchwork printed silk skirts with net petticoats and the padded velvet pea coats which are just so luxurious.

Patchwork print and velvet pea coat  by Kicokids for Anthropologie winter 2011

Patchwork print and velvet pea coat by Kicokids for Anthropologie winter 2011

Kicokids founder Tia Cibani with Kicokids designs for Anthropologie winter 2011

Kicokids founder Tia Cibani with Kicokids designs for Anthropologie winter 2011

Kicokids children's fashion for Anthropologie winter 2011

Kicokids children's fashion for Anthropologie winter 2011

Kicokids and Anthropologie fall 2011

Kicokids and Anthropologie fall 2011

Anthropologie and Kicokids fall 2011, great chemistry!

Anthropologie and Kicokids fall 2011, great chemistry!

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New pictures just in from Kicokids shoot for their summer 2012 kidswear. So much better than my happy snaps from the preview I had earlier this summer!

Here you can see the detailing, the tone on tone colour of the boyswear and the deep colours of the rainbow prints and shredded dresses.

It is an inspiring collection.

Kico kids summer 2012 rainbow print dress

Kico kids summer 2012 rainbow print dress

Kico Kids summer 2012 rag loopy knit top for girls

Kico Kids summer 2012 rag loopy knit top for girls

Kico Kids tone on tone blue look for boys for summer 2012

Kico Kids tone on tone blue look for boys for summer 2012

Kico Kids gorgeous ruffled pleat chiffon dress for girlswear summer 2012

Kico Kids gorgeous ruffled pleat chiffon dress for girlswear summer 2012

Kico Kids summer 2012 children"s fashioncute boy's bug print T-shirt

Kico Kids summer 2012 cute boy's bug print T-shirt

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I had a sneak preview of Kicokids in London between the other European Trade shows and I have to report that this label is just going from strength to strength.

There are some very fab shredded dresses and rag knitted little knits in the collection, some dreamy one shoulder crumpled look dresses and some great retro inspired primary coloured prints for both boys and girls. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, we were in a dimly lit area but I hope you can still see how cool these are.

A special little extra is the jewellery made from Lego bricks, brooches and headbands and also the bubble hairband that resembles a deep sea creature. New for the first time is the Kicokids footwear collection too, so lots to see, don’t miss them if you are going to Playtime New York which runs July 30th – Aug 1st.

One shoulder dress by Kicokids for summer 2012 children's fashion

One shoulder dress by Kicokids for summer 2012 children's fashion

Beautiful shredded dress from Kicokids for summer 2012 childrenswear

Beautiful shredded dress from Kicokids for summer 2012 childrenswear

Primary colours at Kicokids for summer 2012, the retro print at the hem is also used for boys shirts.

Primary colours at Kicokids for summer 2012, the retro print at the hem is also used for boys shirts.

Ragged shoulder knitted waistcoat by Kicokids for summer 2012 childrenswear

Ragged shoulder knitted waistcoat by Kicokids for summer 2012 childrenswear

Great loose linen scarves co-ordinate with T-shirts at Kicokids for summer 2012 kidswear

Great loose linen scarves co-ordinate with T-shirts at Kicokids for summer 2012 kidswear

Cute subtle colour block knits for boyswear at Kicokids summer 2012

Cute subtle colour block knits for boyswear at Kicokids summer 2012

The boys retro primary print shirt from Kicokids for summer 2012

The boys retro primary print shirt from Kicokids for summer 2012

Some of the new kids footwear range from Kicokids for summer 2012

Some of the new kids footwear range from Kicokids for summer 2012

Lego jewellery and headbands at Kicokids for summer 2012

Lego brooches, belt and headbands at Kicokids for summer 2012

Amazing bubble headband at Kicokids for summer 2012

Amazing bubble headband at Kicokids for summer 2012

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We all love the  New York label Kicokids range for smart children and next winter sees a surprising new look to the label with superfine layers of tulle draped crinoline dresses and patchwork effects printed onto fine wools. Dickensian inspiration is seen with tea dyed lace trims and crushed velvet cape jackets.

Boy’s are not forgottten when it come to innovative touches either with patchwork and padded effects, roomy pants and suspenders attached onto jackets in unusual manners. The homage is to Oliver Twist and the workhouse.

It is really all quite wonderful. I can’t wait to see it all in the shops come the new season. What is it with New York designers in kidswear at the moment, there are some really astonishing labels coming out of the city right now.

 

Kicokids patchwork effect dress in fine wool for kids fashion winter 2011

Kicokids patchwork effect dress in fine wool for winter 2011

 

 

 

Kicokids boys herringbone and spotted mix sweater for winter 2011

Kicokids boys herringbone and spotted mix sweater for winter 2011

 

 

 

Kikokids beautiful draped empire style tulle dress for childrenswear winter 2011

Kikokids beautiful draped empire style tulle dress for kidswear winter 2011

 

 

 

Kicokids boys jacket with suspender attachment and cool sloppy velvet trousers

Kicokids boys jacket with suspender attachment and cool sloppy velvet trousers

 

 

 

Kicokids stunning tulle party dress for kids fashion winter 2011

Kicokids stunning tulle party dress for children's fashion winter 2011

 

 

 

Kicokids puffed sleeve knits give a Victorian feel to children's winter 2011 ranges

Kicokids puffed sleeve knits give a Victorian feel to kids winter 2011 ranges

 

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This week KicoKids the cool New York label founded by Tia Cibani is showing their s/s 2011 collection for kids aged 2-12 in London at  High Rd House in Chiswick.

Inspired by holidays in Brittany and  classic French sailor chic this retro style is updated with crayon squiggles and Broderie Anglaise trims. Styles are pre-washed to give a loveworn feel.

I like the fresh colour palette of lemon, soft green and cream with the classic red,white and blue and applaud whoever blew up all those ballooons!

Have a check of their website, it has the coolest music ever.

Kicokids striped dress modern version of the Breton classics for childrens fashion 2011

Kicokids striped dress modern version of the Breton classics

KikoKids children's fashion mixed check shirt for summer 2011

KikoKids boy's mixed check shirt

Kicokids lemon jacket with Brittany inspiration for Kids fashion summer 2011

Kicokids lemon jacket with Brittany inspiration

KikoKids  yacht T-shirt for spring 2011 kids fashion

KikoKids sweet yacht T-shirt and trimmed straw trilby

Kicokids girl green dress trimmed with Broderie Anglaise for kids fashion spring 2011

Kicokids girl green dress trimmed with Broderie Anglaise

KikoKids children's fashion for summer 2011 trimmed smart blazer

Trimmed blazer jacket is teamed with a Breton style sweater

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