IN PARTNERSHIP: It’s been a tough year for everyone, but with the spring comes a time for new beginnings, new life and fresh hope and this is reflected in the latest lines from the leading fashion labels. The Spring/Summer ’21 catwalks were full of vivid hues and exciting prints taking their cues from nature and these designs have carried through to the mini-me collections from the likes of Versace, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney.

Bright colours are apparent throughout this season’s pieces with Versace reflecting their Mediterranean heritage with azure blues and marine greens joining their classic old-world heraldry and patterns. Ralph Lauren have painted their preppy look with a kaleidoscope of bold dyes and Balenciaga take it one step further with a neon palette highlighting their high-end athleisure looks.

Deciding that now is not the time to be taking things too seriously, many labels have turned to humour and sassy motifs to lighten the mood with their latest lines. Gucci is keeping it real with their tongue-in-cheek ‘FAKE’ collection and both Fendi and Stella McCartney carry care-free cartoon elements across their garments.

Stiff, formal fashion has also made way for more comfy and casual silhouettes as we all – kids included – have spent more time indoors this year. Luxurious loungewear doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon and everyone from Balmain to Givenchy have given us their take on that elevated work-it-from-home look.

While the spring season hasn’t even officially begun, Childsplay Clothing is already ahead of the curve, looking to summer with exclusive styles set to drop soon.

According to Brand Director, Ricky Bassi, Childsplay Clothing is consistently looking ahead to ensure they have the most up-to-date luxury labels for your little ones. “We’ve got some really exciting collaborations lined-up including the first children’s lines from a couple of really famous brands,” he said.

To ensure your child’s wardrobe is spring-ready, we’ve curated a selection of hero buys from this season’s pieces. To explore the whole collection visit

The hero buys

Versace Girls Black Cotton Dress, Dhs1053

Versace Dress

Showcasing all of Versace’s signature motifs, this chic and vibrant offering from the Milanese label is effortlessly versatile. It can be worn for a formal family gathering Whether dressing up with a blazer for a sophisticated party look or laidback with some summer sandals for a relaxed day with friends, this elegant piece is perfect for standing out at any event.

Ralph Lauren Baby Boys Yellow Cotton T-Shirt, Dhs106

Ralph Lauren Tee

When it comes to fashion, there is nothing more classic than a simple T-shirt; found in every wardrobe and perfect for any outfit or occasion. This tee from Ralph Lauren features their iconic Polo logo, which is an expression of positive energy.

Fendi Kids Black Cotton Trainers, Dhs1,597

Fendi trainers

Mellow yellow has never been used so aptly as to describe these cool and casual sneakers from Fendi. With layered textures of mustard and black, and a comfy sole, these trainers are the ideal pair of shoes for your little one to last all day in.

Fendi Boys Brown Shorts, Dhs1098

Fendi Shorts

Fendi’s instantly recognisable signature colours and monogram print are seen in this pair of shorts, which are the perfect piece to wear poolside or beachside.

Aigner White Cotton Babygrow, Dhs605

Aigner baby clothes

This angelic babygrow gift set from Aigner is the perfect present for any newborn. Available in a cool, clean cotton, the item features classic Peter Pan collars, stunning gold foil design, practical poppers and comes with a matching hat and bib.

Burberry Boys Black Cotton Poloshirt, Dhs611

Fendi Polo Shirt

For a quintessentially smart-casual style for your little boy, this modern take on the classic polo shirt is the perfect piece for summer and spring.

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