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Dennis Basso Launched Children's Collection At Harrods

Aug 05, 2014 12:57 PM EDT
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The selection of fancy children's clothing just got a bit bigger - and much more fashionable.

Dennis Basso is taking over a third location in Harrods (he already has a space in the store for his ready-to-wear offerings and his furs) for his first line of clothing for young girls.

This collection of dresses and furs is aimed at girls ages four to 12, and the pieces are meant to be worn to special occasions and formal events.

"These are not the kind of clothes to go to school in or to go out and play in," Basso told WWD of the collection.

"These are dresses for special occasions and weddings. When Harrods approached me, I wanted to do something special that had embellishment and beading. I translated for young people the same kind of quality and sophistication that my women's collection has."

Items in the collection range in price from $4,210 for an embroidered party dress to almost $50,600 for a sable coat. While some might think it's a bit excessive (or crazy?) to spend that kind of money on clothing for a child, Basso doesn't seem to see it that way.

"In today's world, we're getting to a point where people are doing what they want to do. For some, it's too much. For others, it's not," the designer said.

Basso said he is counting on Harrods' international shoppers to help grow the children's wear market.

"All of Harrods' success is built on its international clientele. On any given day that I'm there, the store is really filled with people from all over the world," the designer said.

"You can buy everything from a car at Harrods to an aquarium."

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