Spring has arrived at Oobi and the new capsule collection is all about vintage inspired fabrics and vibrant, joyful colours.
Oobi is a Sydney designer of beautiful girls’ clothes for kids aged newborn to 12 years. The designer Alex Riggs has a background in screen printing, and she’s a master of mixing printed cottons. The fabrics for Oobi are original illustrations by Alex, or she recolours vintage prints. The result is lively and full of joy.
The May Floral Tiered Skirt ($49.95) is a delicious confection made from three layers of lilac, blue and pink floral cotton.
The Angie Lemon Painted Floral Dress ($54.95) is all yellow vintage printed floral fabric, updated with triangle lace trims and piping at the neckline, sleeves and waist. There’s even a matching reversible hat that will make the wearer look like walking sunshine.
The Tahlia Buzzy Bee Dress ($39.95) has a modern print of pink and black striped bees with yellow wings on a faded denim coloured fabric. The large scale bees are contrasted with dainty hand-drawn hearts on the pink shoulder ruffles, and the shape of the dress is swingy, making it pretty for parties, or the perfect beach cover-up.
The bee print also decorates ruffled bloomers to be worn under dresses or with a t-shirt on hot days, as well as a tote bag and headscarf.
Even though the clothes are girly, Oobi never sacrifices comfort for prettiness. Fabrics are soft cotton, the trims are beautiful quality, and the shapes are designed to move with the child.
Oobi is available online, and shipping is free on orders over $100.