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Just because you’re not a grown-up doesn’t mean you can’t wear Swarovski Elements. Trained as a milliner at Kensington and Chelsea College, William Sharp is now a womenswear and accessory designer known for decorating his designs with sparkling crystals. He launched his brand back in 2000 with a highly successful hat collection, started designing cashmere knits in 2003 and debuted his first childrenswear line in 2012. The new childrenswear AW14 collection includes ponchos and woolly hats with pompoms, all 100 per cent cashmere. The sweaters in the collection contrast playful motifs such as flamingos, monkeys and aliens with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Equally eye-catching are the dresses, leggings and tracksuits with sparkly stripes, dots and studs. The glamour is further accentuated via the use of colours such as fuchsia, navy, winter white and steel grey. William Sharp poncho £999 and leggings £499. Available from Children’s Designer Apparel, Fourth Floor

The cat’s pyjamas Old-Hollywood glamour has inspired the aesthetic vision behind Charlotte Olympia’s brand. Founder Charlotte Olympia Dellal launched her first pair of shoes – towering vintage-inspired platforms – back in 2006. Fast forward a few years, and it’s an internationally renowned label. Her debut children’s line, Incy, delivers the same combination of ’50s-style sophistication and quirkiness. Leopard prints, kitten faces and the popular crystal-studded web motif are produced in the softest suedes, silk satins and velvets. Incy shoes from £75. Available from Children’s Designer Apparel, Fourth Floor

PARTY PIECES

“Parties are recommended, necessary, and important,” said Christian Dior in his autobiography. The late designer’s love of parties has influenced the French fashion house’s latest childrenswear collection, which includes delicate dresses made from candycoloured taffeta and separates in soft pink silk. A standout is a special-occasion dress that will satisfy any style-savvy tot. Made from organza, lined with embroidered cotton tulle and embellished with fluffy maribou feathers, the dove-grey frock is both princesspretty and party-ready. Christian Dior dress from £2,250. Available from Children’s Designer Apparel, Fourth Floor

Lucky charms Ferdinando Bucci opened a workshop in 1885. After delving into pocket horology, he eventually ventured into jewellery. Carolina Bucci, Ferdinando’s great-grandaughter, has kept with her family’s heritage by working with Florentine goldsmiths to create her trademark jewellery. The brand’s new children’s collection, Bambini, reflects the same aesthetic sensibility, weaving 18kt gold with coloured silks to create a stylish jewellery collection. Arturo the dog and Alice the bunny are just two of the charms that reflect the brand’s playfulness. Carolina Bucci Lucky bracelets £550 each. Available from Children’s Designer Apparel, Fourth Floor

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CRAFT WORK Before launching their children’s line in 2012, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana spoke to mothers to ensure the designs were as practical as they were stylish. The brand’s AW14 collection reflects the craftsmanship present in its men’s and women’s lines. For girls, there are lace floral motifs on silk satin dresses; the boys have tactile cityscapes embellished and printed on jumpers and coats. It’s all as sophisticated as the adult pieces, but scaled down for mini fashionistas. Dolce & Gabbana dress from £915 and skirt from £595. Available from Children’s Designer Apparel, Fourth Floor

Profile for Harrods online

Harrods Magazine October 2014  

This month, the fashion team travelled to mysterious Mongolia to shoot the bold patterns, textured fleeces and tapestry ponchos in the autum...

Harrods Magazine October 2014  

This month, the fashion team travelled to mysterious Mongolia to shoot the bold patterns, textured fleeces and tapestry ponchos in the autum...

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