A key trend for spring/summer 2013 children’s wear is inspired from the radical youth movement of the 1930s. A defiant yet sophisticated avant-garde aesthetic teams with references from the vanguard realms of art and design.

According to a report from MPDClick.com, an online commercial forecasting service, avant-garde garment shapes and details are popular for boys’ and girls’ categories, from dresses and tops to bottoms, denim outerwear and tees.

Some summer looks include short-sleeved dresses teamed with lightweight peacoats for a smart, commercial look. Soft-collared blouses work well with pleated A-line shorts. For girls, there are short-sleeved shift dresses, tapered denim pants, pleated A-lined skirts, two-toned leggings and a variety of peacoats. For boys, the stock in store consists of knitted waistcoats, cotton slacks, denim utility pants, graphic T-shirts, transport outer jackets and parkas.

The knitted waistcoat is essential, with military detailing. Cotton slacks and tapered pants keep the tone casual with utility detailing. For basics to underwear, there are some vintage transport prints on the way.