Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Children’s Fashion Accessories
The right accessory can finish an outfit off perfectly and they is no reason why this can’t be true for children too.
Although the infamous quote by Coco Chanel is “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” For children we think it “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and put every accessory you own ON!”
More is most definitely more when it comes to hair clips, bags, brooches, sunglasses – and why not? There is so many fabulous brands out there and here’s a few of our favourites…
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES BRAND IS… HONEY & TOAST
Honey & Toast is a brand born from a desire to create quality accessories for children. These satchel bags and purses are designed and manufactured with maximum care and integrity so that they work hard, while of course, appealing to small people with their bold colours and fun prints.
This beautiful collection is made from high quality materials including leather and solid brass hardware and every bag is stitched together by hand and made in the UK.
Each accessory come packaged in a canvas dustbag – as all good leather bags should and the attention to detail doesn’t stop there. The Pippin purses come with toy money and the satchels are designed to attach to scooter handlebars and can also be worn as a daypacks so that they are as Versatile as they are cool.
And the good news is, Honey & Toast is working on creating more adult sizes and growing the collection.
Junior Editor Bonita says, “The designs, the materials, the little details – it’s all just so perfect and a worthy winner of platinum. This is the brand to watch – and just gets better and better.”
Fellow judge Gabrielle Spang (from Scandi Mini) added, “Honey & Toast is a new discovery for me – I would almost definitely stock this in my shop.”
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES BRAND IS… SONS + DAUGHTERS
Sons and Daughters Eyewear is synonymous with classic style, forward-thinking design and premium quality children’s eyewear and are complete scene stealers.
Founded in 2011 by Shiva Shabani and Calvin Yu in Canada, Sons and Daughters eyewear uses the finest hand-made materials and highest grade lenses to provide crystal clear, 100% UV protection sunglasses for kids, believing they deserve the same quality, protection and style as their adult counterparts.
Last year marked their fifth collection of premium children’s eyewear, as well as the debut of STUDIO – a range of fun, fashion-forward frames built with extra durable materials that are designed for the rough and tumble of kids being kids.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES BRAND IS… MIMI & LULA
Mimi & Lula is a delightful, stylish and practical accessories brand for little girls. Understanding that every little girl is an individual with a unique personality, a sense of style and most importantly, that girls love to be different things on different days – as long as it means having fun!
The range is a departure from the mainstream girls accessories offering dominated by pink, butterflies and flowers, born from an understanding that the personalities and daily style choices of children are complex and varied.
Unlike other brands where accessories may come as an add-on to a clothing range or an after-thought, Mimi & Lula accessories are the main event.
Pearl Lowe was a massive fan of the pink glitter glasses saying, “Betty (her daughter) has to wear glasses – I would get her lenses put in these – how cool would that be?”
And all the judges were impressed by the brand packaging too, which gives this collection a definite designer touch.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES BRAND IS… ROCKAHULA KIDS
A boutique accessory brand for girls and boys Rockahula Kids is just a little bit different – bright, beautiful, and appealing to both children and parents alike.
Fun, heart-skippingly gorgeous, awesome products that are far from boring the range includes hair accessories, jewellery, bags, sunglasses and hats, all designed in the UK with love and a childlike sense of fun and playfulness at their heart.
Each and every item shows the care, love and skill that goes into them, while the colours, fabrics and trims are those little extra points of difference that make the brand unique.
Since it launched Rockahula Kids supports children around the world and annually donates 5% of net profits to various children’s charities.