Big Fashion for Small Fry

Take a look and then another. Tia Cibani has taken her celebrated designs and created them for kids, incorporating all the ruffles and flourishes she uses for her adult collections. The whole collection, designed for girls and boys aged 2-14, brings out a spirit of fun enhancing the joys of childhood. Those shopping for small fashionistas will lose their hearts to 3D tutu skirts pleated in candy wrapper taffeta that crunches. Offerings for young men come in smart shapes with subtle design details and clever construction in handsome textiles of checks and stripes. All items are carefully constructed so they wear well and are easy to care for.

For a fashion-forward young lady there is the Notch Center Front Coat in Clay Mix done in Khadi blanket Stripe Linen, a fabric designed by Tia herself who drew inspiration from Moroccan hand-loomed blankets. This makes a stunning lightweight coat for spring and has beautiful bound finishings inside and out with colorful snap closures. The same fabric also appears as a coat for a little lad with a bonus detail of ribbon suspender straps inside so it’s easy for a kid to hang onto.

The Box-fit tee with cinching ribbon trim is a big seller as it’s made of very soft Jersey knit that feels good on the skin and washes perfectly every time. The ribbon ties can cinch in the top to create a more fitted shape or can be removed for a plain tee-shirt look. Walking shorts in Nile Gingham Seersucker are light and airy with an adjustable elastic waistband that allows an adjustment to the waist size as the wearer grows.

Full of chic, the Criss-Cross Bodice Romper has an elastic waistband for comfort. This piece pairs beautifully with the Masai fantasy tiara headband made of vintage vinyl and Turkish glass beads — a pure wow of a look. Heads will turn for the off-the-shoulder ruffle top in taffeta, another Tia-designed fabric, that uses painted stencils, paired with a pull-on circle skirt in organdy.

Also elegant: the woven Jersey Patchwork Billow Dress in organdy shown in the collection’s Penrose print. This dress features a comfortable jersey top with a lose cocoon shape. For a show-stopping accessory, let customers get their hands on the Masai multi-colored disk bead necklace that turns many a dress or blouse into fabulousity.

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