Cardigans in the softest cashmere, crew neck sweaters in fine alpaca or traditional wools are at the core of Caramel Baby’s knitwear offering. As ever, Eva Karayiannis introduces her bold, idiosyncratic palette of intentionally mis-matched shades to produce items that become much loved, worn in, wardrobe staples. Read more
Fabrics are expertly sourced with a predilection for including fine heritage wools and supporting British and European manufacturing.
An abundance of home grown craftsmanship, bold print and a sophisticated, idiosyncratic use of layered colours and textures make up the essence of Caramel. The label was originally conceived to challenge traditional, limited perceptions of childrenswear and a strong, distinctive aesthetic of fresh silhouettes which balance the classic and contemporary quickly ensued. It’s a design template that continues to thrive each season.
Today there are 10 stores in 6 countries and Caramel is also sold through more than 100 independent retailers. Recent openings include a second store in Moscow and Kuwait.
Says Eva Karayiannis, “From the outset, I wanted to find a modern, distinctive style, which could be individual—yet at the same time luxurious and understated. That, it seems to me, is the essence of caramel. Why shouldn’t children’s clothes be beautiful and tough-wearing at the same time? Why shouldn’t they be luxurious, but also with a refined simplicity?
Today Caramel is a British brand which also designs and distributes luxury womenswear and homewares. “That’s why we often reference the charm of vintage pieces” explains Karayiannis, “bringing them right up to date in the development stages of our collections. We aim to push the boundaries of the colour palette you are supposed to use for children, creating a playful rhythm of layered colours and textures. “ Read less