”It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; When it is Summer in the light and Winter in the shade.” – Great Expectations
Vivid prints, mixing up patterns, accessories and bold colours; I enjoy seeing my little ones in all of the above and we have great fun with it.
And then… in total contrast… I’ll find pieces that are stripped back with unapologetic simplicity. Where the fabric speaks for itself and the smallest details sing. And they look. Beautiful.
This handmade linen Elks dress evokes childhood memories of mine. Totally captivated by Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, I would play in these woods on the edge of our village on long Sunday afternoons; Imagining being in the thick of ‘The Famous Five’ adventures.
It’s amazing how with no other distractions the smallest of details sing; whether that be the silhouette, the detail in a collar, or how the material feels between your finger tips.
Do your Babiekin’s have an outfit that takes you back to your childhood imagination?
This weekend I attended Bubble London; A large trade show that gives children’s wear brands a platform to unveil their new collections. Bubble proved to be a diverse show, from very well established brands to new brands who were exhibiting their lines for the very first time.
Bubble awards a brand debuting at the show an award for innovation and commercial appeal. Previous winners of this ‘Rising Star’ award include Raspberry Plum, Plumeti Rain and Wolf and Rita. This year ”Oh…My! London” were crowned the winners for their line specialising in occasion dresses.
Credits // 01. Maripuri Tijeritas | 02. Sticky-Fudge | 03. Funky Kids. Ro. | 04. Mini Melissa Pug Shoes | 05. Mummymoon | 06. Raspberry Plum | 07. Sticky-Fudge
Mummymoon is a brand Babiekins first featured in 2012. This season will see them pushing the boundaries in shapes in childrenswear. The construction of their line of denim and soft fluid basics is something to really appreciate.
Elks is a new brand bringing beautifully whimsical knitwear and tweed. Handmade in Ireland using Alpaca wool, the finest merino and Irish linen. Inspired by Ireland’s cultural history. With a stunning use of colour and herringbone detail. Think cute bonnets, satchels and scarves.
AW15 has Raspberry Plum extending their innovative tailoring into baby rompers, borg lined jackets and knitwear. Jumpsuits that would make a sharp alternative to a party dress. Each piece maintaining the pops of colour, great use of fabric and pattern that make up Raspberry Plum’s signature style to create a strong cohesive line to really get excited about.
Sticky-Fudge. These boots are such a simple concept but so beautifully done. The padded jackets, use of print and subtle metallic touches bring together a range of versatile ready to wear basics.
Poppy England. Beautfully illustrated dresses, where the attention to detail is second to none. Each dress comes with a short story, the story is brought to life through the characters on the dress. Such a beautiful concept to ignite your little Babiekin’s imagination.
Mini Melissa bring a new take on their love of feline inspired shoes. These super cute pumps would suit boy or girl. And as you would expect from Mini Melissa smell great!
MOLO; promises some big things for 2015. Look out for big moves… Their bold use of animal prints and strong lines continue throughout a range of street wear with real attitude.
Papu; a new Finnish brand with a range of rich ocre, strong monochromatic prints in great basics that we’ve known to love in Scandinavian design.
Braveling; taking tights and leggings to the next step. What can ordinarily be used as a staple, Braveling uses to inject real personality into your little ones wardrobe. Knees will soon be the star of the show!
With so many new brands emerging 2015 will be an exciting year for kids style.