Kaavia James, Dwyane Wade, and Gabrielle Union’s 3-year-old daughter is forging her own fashion path with a new clothing line in collaboration with Janie and Jack.
While Kaavia’s famous parents may have assisted her in the design process, Union told Vanity Fair that her toddler has been interested in fashion “since she could walk.”
“When we were designing this line, people were like, ‘How does a child participate in the fashion process?’ But when we whittled down our ideas between the Janie and Jack design team and me and my husband, we showed [Kaavia] the French Terry [styles], we showed her the triple-tier ruffles and the prints,” Gabrielle Union said.
“There were things that we loved that she was like, ‘No.’ And we didn’t force any of it on her. If she didn’t like it, that was it.”
The Kaavia James Union-Wade x Janie and Jack collection, which will be available on Janie and Jack’s website and in select stores on February 2, is full of bright colors and pays homage to traditional African prints. Prices will range from $10.50 to $74, with sizes ranging from six months to 18 years.
In addition to inspiring and contributing to the design of the line, Kaavia appears in the campaign alongside her father, Wade, 40, and models gender-neutral “best friend forever” sets with her BFF Crosby Sparrow, the son of actress Nicole Lyn and basketball player Chad Easterling.
Kaavia has always been a fashionista, frequently twinning with her mother and donning designer outfits.
Gabrielle Union told Vanity Fair, “She’s had an obsession with our closets … the shoes and purses. It’s all about accessories in my closet and in Dwyane’s closet. She literally likes to climb into his racks of clothes.”
This is far from being Kaavia’s first business venture; she has nearly 2 million Instagram followers and inspired her parents’ picture book, “Shady Baby,” which was released last year.