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May 12, 2016
It might have been the flash of hot weather over the weekend that’s got me thinking about festival season or perhaps a few inspiring press previews I’ve attended recently, but I have to say the focus on dress-up for kids appears to be moving to dizzying new heights of luxury.
Don’t get me wrong, neither I, nor the local costume store can deny the importance or usefulness of the generic Spiderman, Superman, Cinderella or Elsa outfit but there is a whole different world out there of high-brow bespoke or dare I even say it, heirloom creations appearing; some so beautiful that I absolutely can’t get enough of them.
When it comes to festival outfits for kids, brands such as Petite Pearl Lowe, Animalesque and Fable Heart are becoming increasingly popular as investment pieces to adoring Millennial Parents and their Alpha sons & daughters .
The aspirational middle classes or clearly affluent families currently finding their inner bohemia are trying out the booming family festival circuit such as Glastonbury, Wilderness, Latitude and Port Elliot [ to name only a handful] and increasingly buying into this look.
This renewed interest in dress-up is in response to the trying social and economic pressures kids and parents are increasingly trying to navigate. Placing renewed focus on nurturing those defining childhood traits such as imaginative play, activity and freedom and most important of all ….FUN !!
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