From June 24th through the 26th, the 83rd edition of FIMI, the International Children’s and Young People’s Fashion Trade Show once again offered a window to the world for the 300 brands that gathered in Madrid.
With their spring/summer 2017 collections, Spanish kidswear companies celebrate the most laid-back and leisurely season with an explosion of vibrant colors. There’s also room for extravagance, romanticism and vintage nostalgia, without overlooking the many nods and allusions to the Mediterranean sun. At Fashionfromspain we have a look at all the trends that will be hitting the season’s high notes.
Navy is a classic summer look that never goes out of style and seems to be reinvented every season. Foque
offer their more purist interpretation, while Conguitos
offer up more modern street style versions. José Varón
color up the trend in pastel tones, and Barcarola
’s snails edge us ever closer to the sounds of the sea.
It wouldn’t be spring/summer 2017 without a good dose of floral fabrics. Pan con Chocolate proudly showed off exuberantly sunny specimens, while those seen at Babybol, Villalobos + Nieves Álvarez
, Dolce Petit and Tartaleta had a softer, romantic tone. Teckel Green
, however, brought out a more psychedelic approach.
The collections range from the most tropically inspired, like Oh!Soleil
and their water-repelling fabrics, to the sweet and simple silhouettes by Dolce Petit
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Softer tones and delicate textiles encapsulate one of the more provocative trends to be seen at FIMI. Embroidered tulles and crinkled silks are infused throughout the first ceremony collection presented by Elisa Menuts
, La Ormiga
and José Varón
also know their way around lovely fabrics like linens and tulles, as evidenced in their diverse range of silhouettes. Barcarola
opts for immaculate white in embroidered cambric patchworks for girls and the comfort of natural textiles like linen and cotton for boys. Amaya
was inspired by the nostalgia of the twenties. The brand recently opened its first international store in Kuwait.
Large, but little steps
Spanish kids shoes were very much a presence to be reckoned with at FIMI, as they adapted the latest trends to the needs for comfort and ergonomics for little feet.
Oca Loca, Foque
and Ría Menorca
jump on the boho chic bandwagon, while Lea Lelo
prove that sneakers are perfect for summer as well.
The magic universe of Spanish kids’ fashion will once again take over the Pabellón de Cristal at Madrid’s Casa de Campo from January 21 to 23, 2017.