Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best International Children's Fashion Brand
We love the fact that the world is a much smaller place these days and that all the creative magic that happens half way across the globe is now there for us all to see at the click of a mouse!
We spent hours pouring over this category to bring you the very best of international kids fashion...
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FASHION BRAND IS... AS WE GROW
There were lots of oohs and ahhs emitting from our judges as they eagerly pawed their way through this beautifully made, luxurious collection of knits and cotton separates. A nostalgic nod to a 70's childhood in their native Iceland, the As We Grow design team use traditional nordic designs in soft muted shades but with an added twist.
Beautiful oversized lapels, crocheted collars and chunky knitted leggings are just a few of the details that pick this label out from the crowd. As well as their distinctive aesthetic our judges were super impressed by the company's ethical stance.
A commitment to using only natural, renewable, sustainable materials and a focus on designing fine quality clothes that grow with your children so they can be worn for more than just one season means this is a brand you can invest in on every level.
Junior judge and founder of Scandi Mini Gabrielle Spang said,
"I'm a big fan of As We Grow - just love them. They go for longevity rather than fast fashion and the 3 sizes they offers are clever as kids 'grow into them'."
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FASHION BRAND IS... MAA SHOES
Spanish shoe brand MAÁ scoops gold in this year for it's fantastic selection of fashionable yet functional footwear, inspired by the laid back, surf and skate communities on the Californian Coast.
Our judges loved the chunky foot friendly designs that would be a hit with boys and girls and were very taken with all the extra detailing such as lightening bolt appliqués, metallic finished and tiny squirrel and nut prints that manages to strike exactly the right balance between cute and cool.
Handmade in Spain these shoes are sold in over 60 countries and we can only see them becoming more and more popular!
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FASHION BRAND IS... IGLO+INDI
Founded in 2008 by fashion designer Helga Ólafsdóttir, Iglo + Indi is an Icelandic label with a contemporary playful feel. Working on the premise that all children are artists who see colours, shapes and patterns everywhere.
The collections are designed through their eyes and encourage kids to have fun getting dressed, mixing and matching their own outfits with Iglo + Indi's myriad of animal prints, fun slogans and juicy colours.
Made from soft organic cotton these clothes are super comfortable and robust so they're the perfect choice for kids for whom looking good is incidental when they're on their adventures.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FASHION BRAND IS.. NOE & ZOE BERLIN
Noé & Zoë Berlin's witty sense of humour comes through in their Summer 2017 collection more than ever. Made from organic cotton and featuring strong eye-catching prints, this kids range is all about having fun and celebrating childhood.
This season's array of paint daubed clothes and accessories featuring zingy greens, pinks and black made our judges smile and everyone loved the black net party cape and their balloon shaped shorts featuring super cute sailor buttons.
This is a truly original brand that will have everyone asking "Where did you get those?"