Kids’ shoes for A/W 2019/20 take their cue from trends in adult footwear: animalier themes, lettering and recherché detailing.
[On cover: catwalk of Kidzfizz a-i 2019/20]
Clothing and accessories share the same fil rouge, a common leitmotif that takes the form of prints (particularly animalier and tartan), details (fur overlays and appliques) and colours.
The fashions seen at Pitti Bimbo in January show that themes for autumn-winter 2019/20 for kids and juniors closely mirror those of the adult world, in line with a trend requiring parents to dress like their children or vice versa. Footwear naturally taps into the same creative vein, offering a mixture of fashion and fantasy, technical expertise and quality – values that are typical of Italian-made products.
This trend ranges from animal outlines that are appliquéd, screen-printed or drawn on the uppers, to animalier prints. These are predominantly leopard but there are also plentiful zebra, tiger, giraffe and snakeskin prints, used all over or just for detailing and in combination with other materials.
Lettering & Co.
Uppers become a blank slate to be filled with words, numbers, messages, or with drawings of hearts and stars. Shoes used to communicate and interact with others, to express moods and feelings. There’s something for everyone!
Fur rhymes with winter, warmth and comfort. So we will be seeing a plethora of soft wool or fur detailing, overlays and decorations adorning the uppers of sneakers, ankle boots and booties, giving them a three-dimensional look.