Coats & blazers
At Caramel, coats and blazers are underpinned by the label’s predilection for effortless, understated pieces which offer comfort and practicality yet ooze style. Items are luxurious but are never too twee. Key shapes include classic Crombie and duffel coats as well as down jackets in an assortment of Harris Tweed wools and sport fabrics. Read more
A modern success story, Caramel was created by Eva Karayiannis, a former lawyer in 1999, a designer with a strong vision and immense passion. The label was originally conceived to challenge traditional, limited perceptions of childrenswear and a template of strong, distinctive silhouttes which deftly balance the classic and contemporary quickly emerged.
Says Eva Karayiannis, “ It seemed to me children either had to wear mass-produced clothes, or expensive glitzy items which were often impractical or anachronistic or both—none of which is what childhood is really about.”
An abundance of home grown craftsmanship, bold print and a sophisticated, idiosyncratic use of layered colours and textures make up the essence of Caramel.“It’s why we often reference the charm of vintage pieces, bringing them right up to date in the development stages of our collections. We wanted to push the boundaries of the colour palette you are supposed to use for children, creating a playful rhythm of layered colours and textures. Along with our confident, bold prints, we enjoy an attention to detail – a distinctive collar, contrast trims, embroidery or garment silhouette, which is always cut from exquisite cloth.
Sold in 10 stores globally and stocked in over 100 independent retailers, Caramel is also available online and can be shipped worldwide. Making life a bit easier for busy consumers, Caramel offers a free, personalised styling service for those looking for a wardrobe overhaul, holiday outfits, and gifts for family and friends. Read less