Meet Motoreta, a young brand of children’s clothing from Seville, a Spanish city that at first glance is anything but young.
Seville is old – Roman Empire old – so the pared back, contemporary designs of Motoreta are in pretty sharp contrast with its home town. Where Seville’s architecture is all gorgeous ornate flourishes, Motoreta has an understated, subtle beauty. The autumn winter 2015 collection has few patterns or colours, and relies on shape and texture to make it stand out.
Motoreta was created by two architects inspired by their home, their children, and architecture and art. They aim to support local industry and so every piece is made in Seville’s Andalusia region.
The Red Yellow Blue collection is actually mostly grey, black and white with a few pieces in a rich golden yellow or petrol blue. Spanish winters can be much like Australian ones in that bulky coats aren’t practical, so Motoreta has created pieces that can be layered together for chilly mornings, and taken off in the warmer afternoons. There are chunky knit scarves and hooded jumpers (€55) perfect for wearing over skinny slouchy pants (€49) or a patch pocketed shift dress.
The Bauhaus printed grey skirt and top are adorable with thick grey knee socks, and look sharp under the yellow hooded cocoon coat (€139).
The collection is full of wonderful details like shirts with asymmetrical collars and constellation prints, or cosy hoods on the shift dresses.
Motoreta’s design sensibility hits that elusive balance between impossibly hip and effortlessly elegant. Their clothes fit mini fashion plates, ages two to 10. For orders over €220, express international shipping is free, and we’re pretty sure hitting that target will be all too easy.