Recently, I was invited to to the formal launch of global kids’ fashion brands Nautica, Desigual and ELLE latest collections. The fashion show showcasing fun explosion of young and hip styles was held at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium with a wonderland yet classy set-up representing each brand’s unique style.
Everyone was delighted with the arrival of top kids’ fashion brands, all brought to the Philippines by Internationale Globale Marques (IGM), an affiliate of Richwell Phils. Group of Companies, the leading distributor, manufacturer, and licensor of branded children’s products in the country.
“Nautica, Desigual, and ELLE kids arrive in the Philippines each carrying a distinct style which kids of all ages can relate to. IGM is proud to bring these three top global kids’ fashion brands in the country and we hope that these brands can be part of kids’ journeys as they explore fashion and build their own style personality,” —- Maye Yao Co Say, IGM Chief Operating Officer.
Guests got a first-hand look at the brands’ choice pieces with the product displays, which also featured elements that told each brand’s style story.
Nautica’s beachside theme captured its love for adventure and the outdoors, including a sailboat on display.
Each brand’s unique personality extended to the fashion show where the three brands paraded their latest collections.
Nautica Kids opened the show with its laidback approach to fashion that oozed with the brand’s penchant for exploration and adventure. Casual pieces for both adventurous boys and girls ruled the ramp for the American brand. The collection also resonated with nautical elements in its polos, tops, dresses, outerwear, and jeans, which boasted of the classic, crisp, and clean lines Nautica is known for.
Quirky and eclectic distinguished Desigual’s collection. The Spanish brand, which became popular with its offbeat approach to casual clothing, presented its kids wear with humor-filled prints, patchwork designs, and innovative artwork. With its spontaneous and creative character, Desigual is the right brand for decisive and free-spirited little ones.
ELLE kids ended the show on a classy note with items that exuded the easy and effortless sophistication of its Parisian roots. Kid models sashayed down the catwalk in prim and polished pieces from pretty tops and dainty dresses for girls, and refined polos for boys. The collection also included footwear rendered in playful yet elegant styles. The line-up captured the personality of the ELLE kid: chic, classy, and confident.
“My eldest Lucas is big on the outdoors and adventure so he prefers Nautica’s items. Diego is the spontaneous little creative in the bunch so he fits well with Desigual. Helena, of course, is in love with the feminine and elegance of ELLE. It’s wonderful how the brands fit perfectly with my kids’ tastes.” —- Amina Aranaz-Alunan
The event also featured a special segment wherein kids of Manila’s chic and stylish set sashayed down the catwalk clad in key items from Nautica, Desigual, and ELLE. Spotted supporting the kids in the fashion show were Helen Gamboa-Sotto, Ciara Sotto-Oconer, Joy and Gian Sotto, Mark and Loralee Soong, Dino Aldeguer and Michelle Teves, Vic and Roslyn Gelano, Jondi and Jocel Buensalido, Sharon Lopez, and Cora Tanjuatco.
“We want to give children more clothing choices through the launch of Nautica, Desigual, and ELLE. We believe that bringing global brands to Filipino kids gives them a wider taste for fashion which we hope will help them further develop their style and confidence.” —- Maye Yao Co Say
ELLE, Desigual and Nautica Kids are available at leading department stores nationwide. To those of you who haven’t finished shopping for your kid’s outfit and for gifts for your godchildren and relatives, check out these brands and I’m sure your eyes will drool over the stylish yet comfy clothes they have. I’ll be posting my daughter, Keisha’s posh outfit from one of this brands soon. Stay tuned!!!