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Kids Fashion - A New Fashion Era by Priyanka ,  Apr 18, 2013
Shoes, clothes, accessories...kid fashion is no longer kiddish. It's serious business and children are loving the options available
No kid stuff this, kidswear is a throbbing multicrores industry. And some leading Indian and international designers have come up with exclusive collections, ranging from casual to festive wear, exclusively for children. Reason enough to believe this would be celebrity kid, Suri Cruise, daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, who has an enviable wardrobe worth 3.5 million Dollars (approximately rupees 14 crore) and she is all of five. Suri, already, is said to be a young style icon.

Kids fashion in today's world is taken much more seriously than in years gone by. Kids today are much more inquisitive, intellectual and scientific. As a result of the modern kid being much more self and fashion conscious, kids fashion has taken off in to a new era as kids are more up to date with modern fashion trends.

Gone are the days when mom or dad would go to the store and buy a plain white t-shirt and a pair of outdated looking faded blue jeans, take them home and receive a golden an appreciative smile from son or daughter. In these modern times, children have become fashion fanatics. They know all they latest trends better than the adults do. Just taking a short walk down the street is the evidence to support this fact.

Many parents on a daily basis, search feverishly online for particular brand names of fashion wear for their kids. From newborn stage to teenage years, children are being taught, both directly and indirectly about new styles and fashion trends daily.

Lots of children however, join the kids fashion boom all on their own without mom's or dad's help. When kids are old enough to understand all about fashion, they become more aware and observant of what is going on around them fashion wise. They see their friends wearing particular types of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories and crave for these items as a way to feel accepted and as a part of the crowd. Children then, will try to convince their parents to purchase these same items.

Unlike the past, people are now bolder in terms of what they wear. Bolder and brighter colored clothing in thousands of available styles is the modern way to go. Nowadays, kids have an eye for style, so for most of them, perfectly matching clothing and accessories is the desired way of dressing.

A large influence in terms of desired dress for kids today are modern age cartoon characters and new age animation which are both intensely publicized and advertised by all types of media. Kids automatically desire to be a part of the excitement. Hence, some kids prefer fashions which portray these characters.

The bottom line is, whether a kid is an infant, toddler or teen, young parents and grown kids prefer to be in sync with modern fashion trends in order to feel accepted and look exceptional.