I was slightly cuckoo over the banana print that was all over the Autumn Winter 2012 collection and it was nice to see that there is still some banana print in the new collection. The clever people at Indikidual, however, have thought of adding to their trademark bananas and have created jellyfish, maracas and straw prints for next Spring as well as coming up with the most fun swimsuit ever.
Slugs and Snails
These tights are the creation of a wonderful Irish mum who realised that the best way to keep her baby boy warm and comfortable was to have him in tights. If tights were the answer, she thought of creating some that boys (and girls) would be happy to wear and look good in. Slugs and Snails was then born. The little boy is now four years old and has contributed to the family business with his own trucks design on red background. As for us, Miss G has the boat and the spider ones, but I have my eyes on the mushroom ones next.
I had not heard of this brand before my visit to Bubble, but it was hard to resist its charm when I walked past the stand. Cute Graffiti is aimed at street-smart little rebels who embrace bold colours and contemporary design. All T-shirts are designed and produced in the UK and they simply look and photograph amazingly.
This lovely brand is designed as a unisex offer for children who want to have some fun with colours in their clothes. Rather than sticking to simple jersey, they showed knitwear pieces that any adult, let alone a kid would be happy to wear. The Christmas range has treated wool jumpers who are fun, warm and easy to wash. Three out of three in my books. The Spring collection features tie dye jumpers that made me wish to be a child all over again to be able to fit in them.
This brand was possibly my favourite of the ones that I saw at Bubble. There is a fun spirit that runs through all the pieces and I found myself imagining my daughter in all the garnents and looking just the right mix of child and trendy fashionista. The silver leggings would make her the star of the party, whilst the printed pieces on grey, purple and green palette would give me such a welcome break from the hideous pinks that dominates most girls clothing.
Oh, to be a child again...