James Girone (April, 2003)

Jumper

Fall 2003: Designer Roundup

Children's collections exhibited at the ENK Children's Club Show held from March 9-12 referenced an era when people flashed the peace sign and "love ins" were commonplace. Only the designers can tell you if they followed a natural evolution when creating their collections or acted on a bit of prescience, but their hippie-heavy collections seem especially apt at this moment.

Below are a few collections that "brought the sunshine in."

ONE PIECE AT A TIME: SPORTSWEAR

PINEAPPLE KISS

DESIGNER: Diana Cheren Nygren

You'll want to give Nygren a big pineapple kiss when you see her playful styles for fall. Bright sage, pinks and teal, happy 60's inspired prints, and soft, fleecy textures make this the "it" collection for boutiques.

Sizes: 12 months to 7 years; Wholesale Prices: $10-$47

Outstanding Pieces: The teal striped jersey t-shirt worn under the fleecy, dotted jumper in kiwi. The turquoise faux-fur trim is one reason this collection's such a winner.