My desert island childrenswear designer would have to be Knuffle Kid. Yes, if the chips were down and I had to pick only one label to clothe the children, Emma Strybosch’s beautiful designs would get my vote.
We’ve reviewed a number of Knuffle Kid collections on Babyology before and the offerings for Summer 2010/11 and Winter 2011 have the same mix of individuality and practicality that we fell for in previous seasons.
The theme for summer is ‘Aloha Hollywood‘ – there’s a dash of glamour, divine original fabric patterns and pieces just right for lounging under the cabana, poolside. As always, the collection features reversible dresses and any parent responsible for doing the laundry knows what a winner a reversible piece can be – lightweight denim on one side and either retro-inspired leaf print or stripes on the other. My favourites are the contrast pocket shorts and the super cool Summertime Tee, printed with pineapples and hibiscus.
Think jet-set for Winter 2011. The Passport Agogo collection reflects the elegance and luxury of air travel in the sixties – silhouettes reminiscent of air hostesses’ mod uniforms, practical denim with signature Knuffle Kid embellishments and Strybosch’s amazingly beautiful vintage capes. The Passport Agogo collection features an original fabric print in an organic topography design that could be the view from a plane or the countryside out a car window.
The Winter 2011 range will be available from February next year. The Summer 2010/11 is available now through these stockists.
There is an important little postscript to add to this story – Strybosch is branching into womenswear so stay tuned.