The fashion runways this season were a flashback to the ’70s – flares, flower power and floppy hats are hip, hot and happening right now. And it’s not just the grown-ups who can get their retro groove on – your little ones can strut their stylish ’70s stuff thanks to super-hip label 4 Funky Flavours.
We’re huge fans of Netherlands retro clothing label 4 Funky Flavours, and the company’s latest spring/summer 15 collection doesn’t disappoint. It’s creative, colourful and quite simply far out (just in case you’re too young to remember, that’s ’70s slang for awesome).
The inspiration for the new collection comes from four famous beaches: Du Midi in Cannes, Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Honolulu and Waikiki, and Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.
There’s a look to suit all tastes – from bold retro patterns in bright Brazilian hues to tropical Hawaiian-style prints that are fresh and funky. The sporty set will love the Venice Beach look – it’s fun, casual and athletic (think skateboard designs and roller skate prints).
Even the names in the 4FF collection are cool. Who can resist a shirt called ‘Hot Diggity’ or a ‘Ragamuffin’ romper? And a pair of pants called ‘Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician’ takes top prize for imagination.
Designed with Europe’s cooler climes in mind, the S/S 15 collection is a good fit for our kid’s transeasonal wardrobes. There’s an extensive – and totally fantastic – range of clothes for both girls and boys (up to the age of 14 years): shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, swimsuits, jumpsuits, you name it. There’s also matching rompers, leggings, jackets, and cardigans to complete the sets.
In true ’70s fashion, pieces can be mixed and matched to suit your kid’s own individual style. 4 Funky Flavours has a gorgeous range of clothes for babies, too. Your mini-mes can boogie on down in these cute retro babysuits. Absolutely adorable!
Prices range from €7.95 for a pair of socks, around €30 for a baby suit, €35-42 for t-shirts, skirts and pants, and up to €85 for a reversible jacket like the Copacabana ‘Mr Bojangles’ number. Cool dudes wear canary, don’t you know!