Stella McCartney debuts at Gap Kids
British designer Stella McCartney’s first collection for GapKids was
such a huge success, even adults were trying to fit into the bigger
kids’ sizes just so they can have one of McCartney’s adorable pieces.
Now the designer is set to debut her follow up to last year’s
collection. The latest line launches in the U.S. on March 25.
Mommy fashionista’s… the wait is over! When word came out that Stella
McCartney was going to design a line of children’s clothes for GapKids
and BabyGap, fashion-forward moms were chomping to get a peek at what
would surely be a fab line. And surely, it is, like Stella always
The collection is created for boys and girls from 0-6 months to 12
years. The collection features signature touches – a soft color
palette, familiar silhouettes and her unique mix of unexpected pieces,
creating looks that stay true to childhood.
For girls– her recognizable color palette of neutral, blush and berry
tones remain. A girlish tulle tutu or ruffle front smock dress are
paired with an oversized grey hoodie sweater or chunky cardigan coat
and colorful hi-top sneakers, to create a playful take on Stella’s
style mixed with a nostalgic idea of playing dress up.
Stella’s designs for Gap boys mix monster and superhero graphic tees
with practical pieces like a navy wool peacoat with nylon concealed
hood or a quilted chambray jacket finished with the softest vintage
Stella McCartney comments, “For years now I’ve wanted to create a
collection for kids. It’s really exciting for us to do a boys and
girls collection with Gap for the first time. I think it has a mix of
the playful and practical. I tried to create a whole kids wardrobe.
There are pieces that are classic and sort of timeless and hopefully
very chic, mixed with more playful and a little bit cooler pieces.
It’s a reflection of our brand and a great way to experience it.”