Interest in boys’ and girls’ clothing has risen over recent years. Rather than seeing garments as purely functional, more parents are now viewing them as an opportunity to make a style statement and to ensure their youngsters look their best. For example, some mums and dads opt to buy their little ones designer kids’ clothes.
Perhaps illustrating the rise in prominence of fashion among youngsters, an annual event held in County Down, Northern Ireland has now integrated a fashion show for children into its programme of events.
Last month, the 2011 Garden Show Ireland took place at Hillsborough Castle. Organisers planned for around 25,000 visitors to attend and in order to help ensure youngsters were entertained, they arranged a fashion show. Put together by the House of Fraser, the contest sought out the best boys’ and girls’ clothing.
However, the Style in the Garden awards were not the only thing to keep little ones busy. There were also gardening workshops for tots, arts and crafts sessions and lessons on rearing chickens, among other things.
Meanwhile, commenting on the event as a whole, which ran from May 20th until 22nd, director Claire Faulkner pointed out that it has grown considerably since it first began in 2004. While a few years ago there were only a “handful of displays” there is a now a plethora of things to see and do, she stated.
She added: “We’ve been able to host such a big show this year thanks to our move out to the Walled Garden at the castle.”
These days, anyone wanting to purchase designer kids’ clothes, whether for a fashion show or just for youngsters to wear in everyday life, can head online to make their selection. This can save them a considerable amount of time and hassle, and may also mean they have access to a broader selection.