James Girone (November, 2002)

Dress

Welcome Aboard: Spring 2003 Newcomers

Who doesn't appreciate new designers with a "To hell with the economy; I'll just go for it" attitude? Several spunky souls made their debut at the Spring 2003 ENK Children's Club Show held on October 20-22 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Their lines--whether they exhibited no frills sophistication or a vintage and eclectic look--will appeal to any buyer who demands great quality and that hard to define, "something special."

PINEAPPLE KISS

DESIGNER: Diana Cheren Nygren

Pineapple Kiss is the perfect name for this playful collection of tropically colored coordinates. A deep orange ribbon closes the hood of a peach colored terry cloth jacket and pants set; and a big, multi-petaled flower on the crown of a floppy hat are the kind of sweet, unexpected touches that make this line a winner.

Outstanding Piece: The sleeveless A-line in a sky blue and royal tropical print. Just imagine it with a tan.