Neige was born out of Adrienne Sugden’s unique vision of sophistication and style in children’s wear.
The French word for “snow”, neige was chosen to designate the collection for its connotations of purity, innocence and sophisticated playfulness.
Sugden’s erudite eye and design philosophy were honed during her years as an assistant designer to preeminent ready-to-wear and bridal designer Vera Wang, for whom she worked upon graduation from Parsons School of Design, until 2003, when she moved to Southern California with her husband.
Upon becoming a mother, Sugden was surprised by the void in the children’s wear market for clothing that is both modern and age-appropriate. “All too often, children’s clothes are ‘decorated’ and overwrought with frills, patches, colors, and patterns. Our clothes are designed with tremendous respect for both children themselves, and to style.” For children, comfort is the yardstick, and each piece on the collection is conceived with this in mind. What separates Neige, meanwhile, is that each piece is designed with an intense dedication to quality and style.
This unique philosophy and look has garnered Neige an immense following among retailers and editors alike.