adidas Originals by Mini Rodini Fall/Winter 2017

September 28th, 2017

 

What a cute and cool collection this adidas Originals by Mini Rodini Fall/Winter 2017 is!  This is adidas’ second instalment of its collaboration with Swedish childrenswear label Mini Rodini continuing the collection’s blending of classic adidas designs with the quirky visual aesthetic of Cassandra Rodini.

 

 

This range expands beyond basic apparel into seasonal outerwear and accessories. The Superstar tracksuit features black and white colorways with a vibrant illustrated print, complemented by simple graphic t-shirts. An insulated vest applies Mini Rodini’s playful illustrations through a large back print with simple trefoil branding on the chest. Throw in a cute beanie and the look is complete!  As always, pieces have been constructed with the utmost commitment to ethical, sustainable production methods, using recycled and organic fibers.

 

 

For footwear, adidas Originals x Mini Rodini introduces a bright and bold take on the EQT Support ADV silhouette, countering a simple white base with blue, teal, yellow and orange accents, transforming the aggressive modern EQT design into a perfect shoe for trendsetters of all ages. As a whole, the collection is a lighthearted blend of 3-stripes classics and Mini Rodini aesthetic, full of texture, color and seasonal style.

You can find this collection on the adidas site!

 

 

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Frida and Fauna – New Zealand Fashion

August 11th, 2017

 

I just came across this adorable home grown New Zealand brand, Frida and Fauna, which is the brainchild of New Zealand Fashion Designer/Artist, Sophia Gardiner.

Frida and Fauna produces artistic one-off, hand made designer garments and accessories for children and babies. The unique thing about this label is that everything is by commission and each garment is designed and made by Sophia herself.

Frida and Fauna began in 2012 as a sewing project to dress Sophia’s young daughter Frida in a style loved by Sophia and her husband, Artist Mikaere Gardiner. Since then, the label has grown into what it is today – an artistic and original label with loads of charm and creativity.

Take a look at all the gorgeous pieces on the Flora and Fauna website, and if you would like to commission a piece you can contact them here.

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Stella McCartney Kids Fall Winter 2017

July 24th, 2017

The Stella McCartney Kids Fall Winter 2017 covers babies in ever so cute penguin costumes to cooler-than-cool tweens.

This collection has the customary Stella McCartney animals in the mix and is a real “Swan Song” with swans featured in all sorts of prints, motifs, colors and situations! The collection features splashes of red, which is big for this coming season, mountains and American League Football helmets.

Animal prints feature heavily  and the whole range has a cool 70’s vibe.

And of course, the Stella McCartney label is still committed to being a responsible, sustainable brand. Throughout the new collection for kids and adults they use innovative and recycled materials such as organic cotton, sustainably-sourced viscose, recycled nylon and cruelty-free Skin-Free-Skin.

In fact, the Winter 2017 campaign focuses on waste. It is expected that plastic production will triple by 2050 when the population explodes to almost 10 billion, so the company is using the range as a vehicle to raise awareness of the issues of waste and overconsumption.

The styles for the women’s range are fairly futuristic as you can see by the designs below. The video is also pretty interesting. You can view it here. 

And click here to see the entire Stella McCartney Kids Fall Winter 2017,

 

 

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Monkind Organic Kidswear – Summer 2017

July 17th, 2017

 

MONKIND Organic Kidswear – Summer 2017 collection is loosely inspired by Captain Cook’s journal of his first voyage around the world and seeing a new world through children’s eyes. So adventurous and lofty.

Monkind is a family-run kid’s wear brand based in Berlin that uses exclusively locally-sourced organic materials. Sustainability is their focus in all stages of development. They produce in both their flagship StudioStore in Berlin and a network of small, family-run GOTS-certified production facilities in Lithuania, Poland and Portugal

The designer and brainchild of MONKIND is Valeria. She was born in the former Soviet Union into a professional artistic family and was taught the importance of aesthetics and good composition. She originally ran her own women’s wear label and was involved in countless collaborations with photographers for art and styling projects. When Valeria had her baby boy about five years ago, she naturally began to make clothes for him, which culminated in the kid’s wear label MONKIND!

Take a look at all they have to offer on the Monkind site.

 

 

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Sweet and Cool Organics – KidsCase Summer 2017

July 11th, 2017

 

Sweet and Cool organics from KidsCase Summer 2017 rangeThis collection has the base of the characteristic minimalist look that we have come to love and expect from Kidscase. Throughout the range is the soft feel of certified organic cotton in understated tones, complemented by bold prints and splashes of bright colors, with a nod to the 60’s. And unexpected stripes and neat looking cardigans in a cool summer knit.

Kidscase is a small, indie company, founded in 2000 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by Jacqueline van Nieuwkerk (designer) and marketer Merel Verbrugge (sales & publicity). Their aim is to design collections that fit the lifestyle of individualistic and modern parents and their children.

They also design lovely accessories and home decor, like cushions, blankets, and the cutest little simple organic toys! 

Check them out at Kidscase.com.

 

 

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Amelie et Sophie Simple Luxury From France and Poland

July 6th, 2017

 

What wonderfully simple, yet elegant style by new French Polish label,  Amelie et Sophie

With a mission to dress little girls in almost exclusively natural fibres and carefully selected fabrics, they have hit the right note! The collections are handmade in small European workshops to make sure that each piece is a combination of perfect quality and uniqueness.

This label is a symphony of  pure cashmere, all types of silk, cotton and the most delicate, soft and natural fabrics so girls can look great and feel comfortable. All of the designs have a flow and easeful style which lends itself to an easy, luxurious look.

They have a wonderful way with sleeves as in the Ange dress above which also comes in a beautiful Coral color as well as the exciting Adelia wide sleeved dress.

View the whole collection here on the Amelie et Sophie site.

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Little Emerald Luxury Gorgeous Lace Creations

June 9th, 2017

 

This gorgeous label, Little Emerald from Italy, produces Luxury Lace Creations based on lace patterns from the Renaissance period. This very unique label only produces one collection a year and is extremely intricate in their handiwork. Of course, this is the high end of the luxury kids’ market, so not for everyone!

Little Emerald has two basic silhouettes:  the classic princess ball dress look or a simple shift like cut, both with stunning lace bodices or overall lace bodies.

There’s an interesting history of Renaissance lace on the Little Emerald site, which highlights the inspiration of this label and how they  have revived the traditional methods of lace making. And also how lace has been used for royalty.  And that’s where your little princess comes in – the modern princess in all little girls.

You can purchase ready made dresses on their site or have them made to order right here.

 

 

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Minimalisma – Back to Basics Scandinavian Style

May 31st, 2017

Minimalisma has a charming collection with their back to basics Scandinavian style for Spring/Summer 2017.

They’ve been creating high-quality garments that not only look good, but also feel good since 2011. Made of the highest quality natural fabrics go such as silk, wool, cashmere, alpaca and organic cotton they are the go-to organic brand. These clothes wash well and just keep going. And they have lovely little touches like flutter sleeves but nothing fussy at all. I must get some more of these staples while the girls still fit the sizes!

Minimalisma is deeply rooted in Scandinavia, headquartered in Zürich, stocked in Germany, and sold through selected retailers worldwide.

Take a look at their whole catalogue for Spring/Summer 2017 right here.

 

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Fashion and Art – Rylee and Cru Spring/Summer 2017

May 8th, 2017

 

We have fashion and art from Rylee and Cru, a children’s line founded by illustrator Kelli Murray and inspired by her own little kids. Rylee and Cru merges art and imagination, offering unique and artistic clothing. She concentrates on quality basics that are hand dyed, which gives them a vintage feel.

The clothes are mainly for very young kids and babies and I have to say, that these are some of the cutest rompers ever with a light circus theme going on.

Kelli also sells prints of her lovely kid-friendly illustrations which would go well in the rooms of children wearing these clothes. Definitely, a whole approach to fashion and style.

Check out the Ryan and Cru Lookbook here. And the original art prints here.

 

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