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40 Examples of Kid-Inspired Couture

From Childlike Fashion Runways to Playful Designer Catalogs

— May 9, 2015 — Fashion
These kid-inspired couture examples range from childlike runway shows to playful designer catalogs that celebrate innocence and imagination. As fashion designers re-embrace opulent and conceptual themes, their return to childhood references is also prevalent.

In the case of these examples, stuffed animals, toy soldiers and paper craft projects all act as a creative inspiration for some of the industry's top names. While alternative youth cultures are no stranger to kid-inspired fashions, luxe labels are also taking notice of the popular street style fads.

Standouts from this list include designer Jeremy Scott's imaginative creations for his own label, Adidas Originals and Moschino along with Sibling's entertaining and whimsical runway staples that are often infused with sculptural details.
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Whimsical Toy-Inspired Apparel
Whimsical Toy-Inspired Apparel
Qinghe Cao's Eccentric Fashion Collection References Doll Styles
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39
Teddy Bear Perfumes
Teddy Bear Perfumes
The Moschino Toy Fragrance is Designed by Jeremy Scott
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38
Luxe LEGO Clutches
Luxe LEGO Clutches
These Toy Brick Bags Are Handmade and Sophisticated
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37
Cheekily Childish Menswear
Cheekily Childish Menswear
The Kit Neale Ss 2015 Harkens Back to a Bygone Era
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36
Nostalgic Cereal Bags
Nostalgic Cereal Bags
Anya Hindmarch's Bags Celebrate the Most Important Meal of the Day
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35
Sporty Prehistoric Accessories
Sporty Prehistoric Accessories
This Dinosaur Cap by Piers Atkinson is Inspired by Childhood
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34
Romantic Gamer Accessories
Romantic Gamer Accessories
Pixie Market's Heart Clutch Features a Pixelated Toy Design
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33
Boyishly Printed Menswear
Boyishly Printed Menswear
The Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Childlike
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32
Boyish Outerwear Editorials
Boyish Outerwear Editorials
Yu Cong's Latest Story for Men’s Uno Taiwan Highlights Elegant Coats
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31
Building Block Sunglasses
Building Block Sunglasses
The Nanoblock Sunglasses Feature Miniature LEGO-Like Blocks
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30
Charming Candy-Colored Menswear
Charming Candy-Colored Menswear
The Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is
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29
Whimsical Pop-Up Book Runways
Whimsical Pop-Up Book Runways
The Aristides Vanis Fall/Winter 2014 References Childhood Imagery
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28
Tongue-in-Cheek Disney Editorials
Tongue-in-Cheek Disney Editorials
Vogue Japan's April 2014 Issue Keeps Our Inner Child Alive
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27
VIbrantly Oversized Knits
VIbrantly Oversized Knits
Hannah Taylor's You'll Grow Into It Collection is Colorfully Childlike
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26
Colorful Childlike Jewelry
Colorful Childlike Jewelry
The Apres Ski 2012 Collection is Youthful and Retro
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25
Whimsical Felt Headwear
Whimsical Felt Headwear
The Kreuz Hats by Danielle Hue are Inspired by Childhood Stories
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24
Technicolored Sneaker Couture
Technicolored Sneaker Couture
These Marc by Marc Jacobs Ninja Sneakers Embody Nostalgic Style
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23
Embroidered Disney Purses
Embroidered Disney Purses
Olympia Le-Tan Creates Fairy Tale Clutches Every Girl Will Want
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22
Customized Upcycled Shades
Customized Upcycled Shades
Emilie Voirin at MUDAM Luxembourg Presents Recycled Sunglasses
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21
Playful Art School Runways
Playful Art School Runways
Angel Chan's Latest Presentation Embraces Whimsical Details
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20
Toy Soldier Stilettos
Toy Soldier Stilettos
The GI Jane Shoe Represents the Desirable Daughter of a Colonel
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19
Childlike-Chic Lookbooks
Childlike-Chic Lookbooks
The Vivetta Spring/Summer 2013 Shoot Features Carefree Style
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18
Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
Kindergarden Couture Catalogs
The Sasu Kauppi Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Childlike
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17
Childlike Streetwear Collections
Childlike Streetwear Collections
The Latest Krizia Robustella Runways Show References Teddy Bears
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16
Conceptual Art School Runways
Conceptual Art School Runways
The Walter Van Beirendonck Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Eclectic
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15
Stuffed Toy Jackets
Stuffed Toy Jackets
Care Bear Coat by Scoochmaroo is a Colorful Piece With Endless Teddy Bear Hugs
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14
Playful Art School Apparel
Playful Art School Apparel
The Latest Agi & Sam Menswear Collection Sets a Conceptual Tone
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13
Inner Child Menswear Editorials
Inner Child Menswear Editorials
The Pink is for Boys! Fashion Story Features Kid-Approved Props
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12
Plush Toy Feline Shoes
Plush Toy Feline Shoes
The 'Hello Kitty Sneakers' are Soft and Stylish
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11
Childlike Craft Project Runways
Childlike Craft Project Runways
The Latest Sibling Menswear Collection is Playfully Pink
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10
Childlike Over-Saturated Apparel
Childlike Over-Saturated Apparel
The Latest Jeremy Scott Collection for Men is Vibrantly Hued
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9
Chic Childlike Fashion Editorials
Chic Childlike Fashion Editorials
The Love No. 12 Sweetie Photoshoot Showcases Youthful Backdrops
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8
Blushing Babydoll Editorials
Blushing Babydoll Editorials
The UK Vogue Cara Delevigne Exhibits the Femininity of Fall Offerings
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7
Playful Plush-Lettered Lookbooks
Playful Plush-Lettered Lookbooks
The Dee & Ricky x Joyrich Collection is an Urban 1950s Wardrobe
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6
Whimsical Monster Fashion
Whimsical Monster Fashion
The Latest Bas Kosters Collection References Childlike Imagery
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5
Conceptual Disguise Editorials
Conceptual Disguise Editorials
The Melissa Marcello Back To Childhood Image Series Plays Dress-Up
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4
Customizable Shoe Dioramas
Customizable Shoe Dioramas
Nylon Shop's Qloud 2091 Platforms Can be Accented with Toys
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3
Wild Safari Sportswear
Wild Safari Sportswear
The Jeremy Scott Adidas Originals 2011 Fall/Winter Lookbook is Roaring
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2
Building Block Bags
Building Block Bags
The Chanel Lego Clutch for Spring 2013 Captures Childhood Memories
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1
Cartoon Couture
Cartoon Couture
The Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Springfield Sexy
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