Stefano Gabbana clueless about childrenswear

Stefano Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana – Milan Fashion Week Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012

Stefano Gabbana “doesn’t know much” about the world of childrenswear, so has relied on Domenico Dolce when designing it.

Italian label Dolce & Gabbana is launching its first range for kids in July. The two designers have thoroughly enjoyed coming up with the pieces, with Stefano admitting Domenico was invaluable in the process.

“I didn’t know much about this world, but Domenico’s brother has three children aged two to six,” he explained. “The line is conceived as a further expansion of the Dolce & Gabbana world, in terms of product, design content, craftsmanship, function and positioning. This is an homage to Italy and to our tradition. It’s part of our culture and marks one of the most important moments in our lives.”

The collection will feature babywear and clothing for children up to ten. Among the pieces are party dresses made of sequins, shoes and a child’s tuxedo.

Dresses feature pretty flower patterns, blouses have lace detailing and there is even a bow tie for the more discerning youngster.

“We interviewed all the mothers because the collection must be practical,” Domenico told WWD. “We learned a lot, plenty of details. For example, it’s better to have sleeveless onesies and freedom of movement – kids don’t want to feel too constricted.”