The innocence of Lanvin Petite Winter 2013

Lanvin Petite gold duchess satin smocked dress with a wide black velvet bow belt

Lanvin Petite Winter 2013 is a marvellous illustration of what the motto for Lanvin's Jeanne and daughter logo could be, "good taste begins at the earliest age". Fairy tale princesses and heroines, the Lanvin Petite collection for Winter 2013 combines savoir faire with candy pink dreams, exactly right for little girls with very definite tastes.

Fabrics borrowed from the women's range and couture finishes combine with sequins and brightly coloured calicos to create a wardrobe for elegant little girls. The dresses in duchess satin "like the big girls", are decorated with delightful roses at the waist or on the shoulder. And to brave the winter cold what could be better than a red double sided jersey coat with tone on tone lapels, just like Mummy's.

Animal prints are also found on materials such as supple calfskin or goatskin suede, used on dresses, jackets and skirts. A faux leopard jacket is matched with pony skin boots using the same print, whilst a tiger jacquard dress is teamed with golden metallic goatskin boots. The wild animal prints create a very couture style zoo that little ones will love.  

Lanvin Petite heather grey wool jersey coat with fake fur at the neck and elbows

The splendid heather grey wool jersey coat is trimmed with fake fur at the neck and elbows, in a shape reminiscent of a cape with flared back; proportions borrowed from the emblematic models in the runway shows.

Lanvin Petite sleeveless jacket in chocolate brown faux mink

For the most elegant of little girls there's no shortage of precious materials. A sleeveless jacket in chocolate brown faux mink is trimmed with a zip edged with black satin ribbon and worn with a leopard jacquard skirt.

Lanvin Petite trench coat with wide shiny grey python panels

Lanvin Petite gold seersucker scalloped jacket

A gold seersucker scalloped jacket with three quarter length sleeves is adorned with subtle details, like the buttons sewn onto black edging.

Lanvin Petite red felt coat

The red felt coat proclaims military style, softened with trompe l'oeil scalloped edging closed with golden buttons.

Lanvin Petite fuchsia pink satin skirt worn with a T-shirt embroidered with fabrics

Watch the making of Lanvin Petite Autumn/Winter 2013 lookbook below:

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