After a six-year break, doll maker Käthe Kruse has once again designed a children’s fashion collection. The highlight: There are suitable doll clothes for many of the styles.

The traditional doll manufacturer Käthe Kruse dares a new start in the area of children’s fashion. After the company was taken over by the Swiss toy manufacturer Hape in 2013, the company initially wanted to concentrate on its core business and therefore refrained from further children’s fashion collections. “After the takeover of Hape, it was clear from the very beginning that the next step would be to include children’s fashion in the Käthe Kruse range,” says Hassina Sayad, Business Development Manager at Käthe Kruse. “Due to the developments in the industry, which we have naturally followed over the years, we are convinced that we will be back on the market at exactly the right time for the summer 2019 season.”

Dresses in the upper price range

At the center of the new collection are dresses: sporty striped jersey dresses, airy linen dresses or losse tulle dresses. The range is complemented by knitted cardigans, denim jackets and T-shirt-skirt combinations. While the toddler collection was designed more playfully in sizes 92 to 128, the collection for older girls in sizes 116 to 164 offers more casual and modest styles. Particularly ingenious: For many of the styles there are matching mini-variants for dolls.

The models cost between 59 and 98 euros, more festive and elaborate dresses are priced between 119 and 139 euros.

Also available again: Baby fashion by Käthe Kruse

There is also a small collection for babies. This includes around 40 styles in sizes 62 to 92 and baby girls and boys can now again be dressed in pink and blue to match the Käthe Kruse baby toys.

The designer Kerstin Will, who also designed the previous collections, is responsible for the design of the newly launched children’s fashion collection. The summer collection, which can currently be ordered until the end of August, will then also be available to end consumers from the beginning of 2019. According to Hassina Sayad, further collections, including a fall-winter collection, are also planned for the long-term.

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Image: Käthe Kruse