For Autumn/Winter 2013, Childrenswear is going back to its roots with fun and funky collections that allow kids to dress  like kids.Motifs, prints and patterns are all child-friendly  without being childish. While the”Mini Me” look is still prevalent, especially in brands such as Gant, Ralph Lauren and Mamas and Papas, a more youthful and playful aesthetic abounds.
Prints take inspiration from the animal outdoors this AW13 with collections from Pampolina and Little Pieces. Boys enjoy space prints, monsters and once again animals which dominate collections including Hatley and Lily & Sid. Baby collections from Steiff, Anna Fie and Emile et Rose feature teddy bears, rabbit prints, and soft check print, suitably cute for this age range.
French Connection and Animal bring a contemporary edge to AW13 for cool little dudes while we look to brands Torres and Jottum for fun and  girly occasion wear. Barbour remains a staple for all winter wardrobes with their quintessential diamond pattern jackets. Also worth mentioning are Polarn O Pyret who bring a strong collection of ‘child proof’ clothing while Du Pareil au Meme offer punchy dramatic clothing with bright heritage
Arnotts are delighted to announce their first Childrens Fashion Week , running for four days (Thursday 26th September – Sunday 29th September) showcasing the greatest in Childrenswear trends for this AW13. Expect a fashionable schedule of stylish balloon modelling, storytelling, exciting entertainers, Toddler and Baby Chill Zone, Lucky dip prizes, fashionable refreshments, Tommy Hilfiger face painting crew and of course The Arnotts Childrenswear Fashion Show on Saturday 28th September at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. We are on the hunt for budding stars, models and performers to walk the catwalk. If you think your little Miss or Mister has what it takes to strut, waddle or even crawl down the Arnotts catwalk, then simply complete the form below.
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*winners will need to be available to walk in one of three shows on Saturday 28th September.  A guardian for each child must be present at all times. Winners will be chosen at random and informed via email no later than Friday 20th September. Prize is non-transferable.
This competition is now closed.
The winners are:
Andrea Moore
Caroline Murphy
Sophie Potter
Deborah Reid
Claire Fitzpatrick
Sharon Argue
Aaron Collier
Elle Cox
Aoife Geraci
Congratulations ladies, we have sent you an email. Thank you to everyone who entered.



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