Efvva – Handpainted Kidswear from Poland

September 23rd, 2014

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Here is a very original and extraordinary newish Polish label, Efvva. Ewa Wrobel-Hultqvist, the founder of Efvva designs unique, limited edition clothing and shoes for children from 3 months to 6 years. The clothes are all made from natural, high quality materials and are handmade in Poland.

Ewa grew up in an artistic family where design and art were omnipresent so when she had her own child she merged the three loves of her life: painting, design, and children together. Enter Efvva!

Her exquisite prints have a different theme each season and are inspired by different artists. This Fall/Winter 2014 season which is called Water is inspired by Hokusai Katsushika, a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period (1603 and 1868).  So, not only are these clothes works of art, but we learn about art history and artists through them. And the photos are so dreamy and mythical as well.

To view the whole range and past ranges, go to the Efvva website.
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Chapter 2 – Handmade Shoes for Kids

September 16th, 2014

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Here is a sweet story of a family affair of hand-made shoes for kids, made in London:

Fay, began her career designing accessories for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp, Belgium. Here she developed a sense of style, a love of colour, texture, and an appreciation of the quality of luxury. She later moved to Barcelona and designed her own footwear range for an exclusive boutique in New York.  And now she and her hubby, Tom source the best leathers from Italy and he has his shoemaking workshop in the living room of their home.

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Stella McCartney Kids- Fall/Winter 2014/2015

September 15th, 2014

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Stella McCartney is out of the gates this season with a bang! This collection is all about kids being whatever they want to be: Ziggy Stardust, or detectives or bears or glamor girls. And it’s high on stimulating the creativity and imagination of your kids in an amusing and very British way! The range is pretty vast and really caters to every single occasion for all age groups,  intermingled with this dress-ups theme. For the full collection, take a look at the Stella McCartney site. 
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Anne Kurris – Fall/Winter 2014

September 9th, 2014

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Now for some Fall and Winter fashion!

Anne Kurris is one of my favorite Belgian designers and she has wonderful offerings for this season. She has merged so many ingredients in her inimitable fashion: her trademark animals with reworked graphics, a sort of space-age 60′s retro and wonderful colors and textures of all sorts. And then we have the very sweet and soft Bambi type prints.

Take a look at the whole range right here!

 

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Marie-Chantal Summer Sale

August 11th, 2014

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Look who’s in Marie-Chantal?! And the great news is that these very dresses, cardigans and a lot of other pieces are all on sale right now.

Oona (below) absolutely loves her Boho, Paisley Maxi Dress  with very delicate pintucking and sweet ruffled neckline. It goes great with that Lime Cardigan. I’m a huge fan of having tons of little cardigans like that in various colors to go with anything.

As for little Solène (above), she is thrilled with her Neon Sundress with woven pink spots and I love that it’s lined. Again, teamed with a sweet cardigan in Mid Pink. 

All the boys’ clothes are also on sale, so head on over to Marie-Chantal to see what other lovely things you can nab!

 

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ENK Children’s Club, August 2014 Highlights

August 7th, 2014

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Dimity Bourke, the fresh, new-ish Aussi brand has reinforced their lyrical identity this season and dished up a very sweet and wearable collection of high quality cotton dresses for day and princessy special occasion dresses.

 

It’s been such a busy week of trade shows. Here is a little taste of what I saw at ENK Children’s Club this week! It was as usual, enormous and so much to get through. But well worth the treasures that are to be found along the way.

 
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Playtime New York, August 2014 Highlights – Part 2

August 6th, 2014

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Okay, so here it is. Part 2 of my Playtime New York (children’s fashion trade show) highlights! If you missed Part 1, here it is.

 

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Playtime New York, August 2014 Highlights – Part 1

August 5th, 2014

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Playtime New York this weekend was an exhibit of how far the children’s fashion industry has come and where it’s going. The quality and imagination of the labels has reached an all-time high. From young designers just out of fashion school, to veterans of the industry, the identity of who they collectively are and what they represent and what they are passionate about has never been so palpable. To be around this kind of development and evolution of the aesthetics of kid’s fashion is very exciting to be a part of.

And guess, what? I have always been a friend of Playtime and now it’s official! See below.

And of course, here is a little taste of what went on.

 

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Miss Chips – a New Belgian Brand for Girls

August 1st, 2014

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What a great new Belgian brand for girls – presenting Miss Chips, Fall/ Winter 2014.

This label has succeeded in a delicious concoction of nostalgic emotional recalls (looks a bit like Mini-Mad Men women!), comfort and sweet styling. The wonderful and wide color palette and generous mix of textures, fabrics and artful prints, all come together for an effortless look with a real statement. Yep. I’m a fan!
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