Stella McCartney designs some of the cutest clothes available at Gap, and they’re for infants and children up to age 12. Sometimes it seems like all the best fashion is for the people ten sizes smaller than us: children. Here are some of the great pieces in the Stella McCartney for Gap Kids collection.
Stella McCartney wanted to make pieces for children that gave them their own unique style and did not reduce them to looking like tiny adults. With now four children of her own, she has certainly had plenty of practice learning what they do and do not like.
What she wanted to bring to the Gap Kids Collection was her particular color palette. She loves pastels, especially pink, and you can see that throughout her work.
There is a lot of playfulness with yellow, orange, pink and gray in the collection with adorable names like “Princess Coat” and “Princess Trench.” The acid-washed look on the skinny kids jeans are also similar to an adult style, but still different enough for the children to call them their own. And after your kid has dragged their jeans through the mud and caused multiple washings, the faded look will suddenly become practical as well as fashionable.
One example of a unique, child-specific design is the pink crochet dress for small girls that have a bell-shape. It is refreshing to see a dress without a cinched waist, even if it is only for children.
Stella McCartney has said that her favorites in the collection include the Miller Jacket, the little denim shirt and the pair of espadrilles.
If you really want to try a few of these pieces for yourself, supposedly the purple princess coat, boy’s flannel button-down, the trench, and the boy’s gray cashmere hoodie are all wearable for adults.