The Bubble London tradeshow has wrapped, and we’ve been busily scrutinising the exhibitors, trying to do the near impossible job of picking our favourites.
Since our last Bubble London post, things have changed in London and the United Kingdom considerably (#Brexit #eek) so let’s lighten the mood with some gorgeous kidswear and maternity wear designers.
We love that an English summer collection is just right for Australian winter. Confetti spotted joggers, overalls, pompom tees and navy dresses that would be perfect with thick tights and boots mean that our kids can wear Where’s that Bear right this second.
La Coqueta is designed and made in Spain. It does clothes for boys, girls and babies, but girls’ fashion is always in the spotlight, so we’re going to focus on boys. La Coqueta’s boys’ range is really special. At once easy and impeccable, we knew there was no excuse for boys to wear jogging pants all the time. Unless that’s what the boy likes, in which case, pick your battles. Mine will be fought over seersucker shorts and linen shirts.
C’est Moi makeup and skin care for kids is a potentially controversial idea, but bear with us. Of course kids shouldn’t wear makeup, but the fact is, kids do perform on stage, and stage makeup is a thing.
C’est Moi came about when founder Jessica Tang’s daughter broke out in rashes after wearing grown-up make-up for a ballet performance. She wanted to create something that was gentle for kids’ delicate skin, and C’est Moi is it.
Genius. That’s all we want to say, but we’ll give you a bit more. Nine in the Mirror is a carefully curated edit of clothes by high fashion designers, maternity designers and everyone in between, chosen for sizes and fits that will suit a woman in her third trimester.
That’s right, these people went out, looked at all the coolest clothes and figured out what will suit a pregnant body. Mixed with editorial content and plenty of styling ideas, Nine in the Mirror makes looking chic during pregnancy easy. And easy is exactly what exhausted pregnant mamas need.
For the mums who want something more low key than designer wear for maternity, Milla London makes gorgeous clothes for breastfeeding mothers. It’s all high crew necks, scoop necks and pretty standard looking striped tops – just the kind of thing you wish you could have in your wardrobe but that isn’t normally breastfeeding friendly. Instead of having to hike up your t-shirt in public, or having to wear a droopy wrap front top, Milla London’s tops are equipped with sneaky zips which mean you can feed your baby without fuss.
Pretty collections, simple colour stories, cool details – that’s Lunares en Mayo. Every piece has a special detail like big bows, little hearts, pretty ruffles. It has the warm fuzzy feel of something nana sewed, a nana with a good contemporary eye for fashion that is.
That’s a wrap for Bubble London, and Playtime Paris is next to finish. Check out our preview of the tradeshow in the City of Light (not to mention fashion).