POSTED Aug 20, 2014
Here’s your first look at the NUNUNU FW14 collection! This season the Israel-based designer baby & children’s clothing brand is celebrating its 5th birthday and continues to bring attitude, edge, and urban flair to kids’ fashion – plus, its broadening its line to include sizes that range from newborn to 14 years! This collection features both old favorites as well as new styles and prints. The boutique brand’s popular star, skull, and “No!” prints are still going strong this fall/winter, as are the neon colors, bold black-and-white graphics, and highly-wearable & practical cotton basics – think girls’ dresses, t-shirts for toddlers, and baby one-pieces & jumpsuits. To keep the collection fresh though, the designers also added new prints & materials, like an all-over geometric print, metallic & faux-leather pieces, & cool new outerwear. Practical, stylish, and full of humor, NUNUNU’s fall/winter 2014/15 line is definitely one that parents and kids alike will appreciate. Stay tuned!
Tags Baby Onesies, Baby Rompers, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Graphic Baby Clothes, Graphic Prints, Kids Graphic T-Shirts, NUNUNU, Toddler Girls Dresses, Winter Clothing
Category Baby Onesies, Baby Rompers, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Graphic Baby Clothes, Graphic Prints, Kids Graphic T-Shirts, NUNUNU, Toddler Girls Dresses, Winter Clothing
Bobo Choses AW14 :
POSTED Aug 11, 2014
Estella is excited to present its Bobo Choses AW14/15 collection, A Day in L.A. The whimsical Spanish designer baby and toddler clothing line is loved by parents and kids alike for the unique and imaginative stories it tells each season, and this fall the brand is bringing us on a whirlwind adventure to Los Angeles. The day begins with a morning spent with the swans in Echo Park and continues with a mid-day stroll down Sunset Boulevard, a glamorous trip to the movies, and an evening spent among the stars in the sky at Venice Beach to finish it all off.
A playful twist on the glamorous Hollywood world, this Bobo Choses collection is full of clothes that work for all types of occasions – practical items for the everyday as well as unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to make a statement. Motifs this season include bird graphics, an all-over peanuts pattern, lots of leopard, & a cartoon-inspired shoes print, and they are featured on everything from cozy baby one-pieces & fleece sweatshirts to girls’ dresses & exceptional outerwear (this faux fur short jacket and this leopard coat, for example). Capturing the magic of Los Angeles during the glamorous 50s, the toddler and baby clothes in this collection bring style and comfort to the world of children’s fashion unlike any other brand out there. Head on over to our website to shop the entire Bobo Choses fall 2014 collection. Enjoy!
P.S. More Bobo Choses campaign photos here & here, and the behind-the-scenes video here.
Tags Bobo Choses, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Toddler Girls Dresses
Category Bobo Choses, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, Toddler Girls Dresses
A Conversation with :
POSTED Aug 7, 2014
Stefanie Lynen, the designer and co-founder of one of our customer’s favorite organic baby & toddler clothing lines, Winter Water Factory, was kind enough to answer some questions we had on the boutique brand’s fall/winter 2014 collection! Enjoy…
1. How did you decide to get into fashion? Did you happen upon it serendipitously?
I’ve been fascinated with making things and mass production since I was in Kindergarten. I moved to New York in 1999 from Germany immediately after completing medical school, intending to change careers and find work in the design industry. Working first as a freelance crafter, I started selling knitted hats and felt bags to a small boutique on the Lower East Side.
When I rented a silk-screen studio with my friend Margaret, we learned how to screen-print, and were excited to explore the possibilities of textile design. That’s when I knew that I had found what I wanted to do. We made women’s clothing, bags, pillows, and children’s clothing. Eventually, we began to focus on designing for kids since it gave us the room to be whimsical and playful. We ended up being very successful with our baby and children’s lines, but I have to admit that it’s always been about the prints for me. I love the process of designing a new pattern and then seeing stacks and stacks of clothing made from that print!
2. What adjectives would you use to describe Winter Water Factory?
Whimsical, fresh, fun, organic, American-made.
3. You’re based in Brooklyn; does the borough influence your designs in any way?
I don’t know if I’d say that Brooklyn really influences my designs, but it provides an incredible support network of amazing, inspiring people that are committed to quality manufacturing.
4. Winter Water Factory’s prints are unlike any others out there. Where does the inspiration for these bright and bold graphics come from?
I’ve been inspired by a broad range of sources: children’s books, envelope liners, vintage wallpaper. I’ve always been drawn to designs that appeal equally to a three year old and a graphic designer. I look at a lot of graphic designers that have done work meant to appeal to children rather than looking at fashion designers. The right balance of whimsy and intelligent design.
5. Is there a print or style that you are particularly fond of? Why?
I’ve always been a big fan of Polar Bears so I’m very excited that we’re introducing a Polar Bear print this fall. The High Seas and Outer Space are two more of my all time favorites which are also popular with the staff and our customers.
6. Take us through the silk-screen processes. Is it still all done by hand in Brooklyn?
Screen printing is an old printing technique where ink is pushed through mesh to create a design.
All of our fabrics used to be screen printed by hand in a print shop in California, but we’ve since outgrown their faciities and all of our production prints are printed by machine in Los Angeles. We continue to print samples and the occasional limited edition item in our Brooklyn studio which keeps us in touch with the process. It allows us to experiment with print and color until each one is perfect.
7. How far in advance do you work on your collections? And how does the design process start each season?
Design work for future seasons starts about nine months before the collection will be released, which usually means that I’m designing for next spring before the fall collection comes out, and vice-versa. I always keep a notebook handy to sketch whenever I have some time, usually on the subway. Some prints have been on my mind for years and just take more time to fully develop.
8. Do you have a particular philosophy on how children should dress?
Above all, children should wear clothes that are easy and comfortable. Kids like to run around and play, so their clothes should allow them to do so! I know they sometimes like to mimic their parents but I feel like kids should dress like kids, not like mini adults. When else in your life are you going to wear a dress covered in polar bears or a tee shirt covered in UFOs! Parents tell us all the time that our clothes make it easier to get their kids dressed in the morning, they actually want to put them on.
9. You recently launched a collection of dresses for women using your signature prints. Is there anything you’d like to design but have been unable to do so yet?
We’ve got a few new products hopefully coming soon – we’ve been working on backpacks and children’s bedding. I have so many ideas it’s hard to find the time to do them all. The biggest challenge is sourcing fabric that’s organic and made in the USA, but we’re always searching.
10. Are there any upcoming projects in the works that you can tell our readers about?
I’m very excited that we’re setting up a printing table this fall in our studio. We’ll be able to hand-print fabric ourselves at a much larger scale than ever before. There are very few facilities like this left in the US – it will allow us to print yardage for home decor. We’ll also be able to add home goods such as napkins, aprons, tablecloths etc. to our line. Customers have been asking for many years if they could buy our fabric by the yard and soon they’ll be able to. So stay tuned!
Thank you so much, Stefanie! Be sure to check out our Winter Water Factory collection & organic baby clothing boutique, too!
Tags Baby Rompers, Designer Baby Clothes, Organic Baby Clothing, Winter Clothing
Category Baby Rompers, Designer Baby Clothes, Organic Baby Clothing, Winter Clothing
Bobo Choses AW14/15 :
POSTED Aug 5, 2014
Less than one week until you can shop the Bobo Choses AW14/15 collection, A Day in LA! Taking us from Echo Park & Venice Beach to Hollywood & the Chateau Marmont, the boutique Spanish brand presents a whole new story this season that features a playful twist on all things glamorous & LA-inspired. As always, the collection is full of toddler & baby clothes that are not only imaginative & stylish but also practical & wearable too – perfect for back to school, cooler weather, the holidays, & beyond!
Tags Bobo Choses, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, fall, Organic Baby Clothing, Organic Kids Clothing
Category Bobo Choses, Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes, fall, Organic Baby Clothing, Organic Kids Clothing
Just In :
POSTED Aug 4, 2014
Now available to order for fall 2014: Emile et Ida! This season, the French baby & toddler clothing brand is traveling to Neverland & bringing us all the personalities, animals, a whimsical objects found along the journey. Demure and sophisticated colors (like lilac, cream, grey, and navy) are combined with winter-esque motifs, comfortable silhouettes, and cozy fabrics to create a collection that is original and fashionable – think harem style baby pants, comfy knit sweaters, and fun graphic t-shirts.
As always, the boutique line, which was born out of two designers’ combined passion for children and fashion, includes comfortable and practical pieces that feature a hint of Parisian romance, vintage whimsy, and retro humor. Everything is highly wearable, too – kids will love to sweet designs and comfortable separates while parents will appreciate the clothes’ no-fuss versatility & the fact that just about everything is machine washable. Head on over to Estella to view and shop our entire AW14/15 Emile et Ida collection!
Tags Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, Emile & Ida, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes
Category Children's Fall Clothing, Designer Baby Clothes, Designer Kids' Clothes, Emile & Ida, European Baby Clothes, European Children's Clothes