Given the recent wave of designer clothing for children, discerning taste in fashion no longer needs to develop with age. French ready-to-wear brand A.P.C. is the latest label to contribute to the cause, teaming up with kids’ clothier Bonton to create its first children’s capsule collection for spring/summer 2014.
Born out of a conversation on the playground between the brands’ founders—Jean Touitou of A.P.C. and Thomas and Irène Cohen of Bonton (their children are friends and classmates at the same school)—the collection mixes A.P.C.’s functionality with Bonton’s lively spirit. A sweet coffee-bean print marks a raglan sweater (from $105), a scarf ($25), a jean skirt (from $115) and a parka (from $370; pictured above) that has a detachable quilted lining and a camouflage-print option. Raw indigo jeans (from $140) round out the collection.
Two styles of children’s A.P.C. + Nike sneakers ($110 a pair) are also on offer for the first time, and while the clothing is already available in both A.P.C. and Bonton stores, the shoes are set to arrive on February 6. usonline.apc.fr/bonton.