A colourful Bubble London kids fashion fair for spring 2014 with many companies sticking to the vibrant brights we have seen come in over the past two summer seasons, plenty of yellow, hot pink, turquoise and neon orange will still be prominent.
For me there are two stories though that have little to do with colour, one is the new collaborative style that is appearing with artists and designers coming together for added interest or special print collections in much the same way as the pop charts are now full of singles featuring guest artists.
The other is the resurgance of special print fabrics, exclusive finds from Japan, traditional Indian cloths or scribble styles that reflect kids drawings and give an individual feel to collections in the way off the peg prints cannot. Todays post focuses on these two new trends.
The opening set at Bubble London Kids trade fair for spring 2014, a wonderful fantasy forest bedroom from Donna Wilson
Beautiful watercolour prints from Mischka Aoki for kidswear spring 2014 at Bubble London
Bold graphics on a sweater by Tootsa MacGinty at Bubble London spring 2014 kidswear show
Collaboration at Tootsa MacGinty with artist Jennie Maizels for packets of her clothes plasters embroidery to adorn the denim kids collection
Boys & Girls distinctive bold colour patterns for kids fashion trends summer 2014
Boys & Girls collaboration with street artist Malarky for a t-shirt exclusive range for summer 2014
Indikidual shows a jellyfish inspired sea collection drawn from her daughters scribbles for kids quirky prints summer 2014
Gorgeous songbird print and unusual red hot peppers from new exhibitor Milk and Rock at Bubble London kids fashion fair for spring 2014
Cat motifs for summer 2014 at Beau Loves for their cute jersey pieces and bedding too.
Denim specialist Grubbies kerchief prints are a special collaboration with artist Marion Lindsay with a focus on British birdlife and flying Grubbies clad children for spring 2014
Stunning new dip dye dress from Bonnie Baby and childlike scribble print for spring 2014 kidswear at Bubble London
So so sweet, the pussycat print sourced from Japan for No Added Sugar spring 2014 girls fashion collection.
Newcomer Winkbaby with a baby collection of rompers, dresses bibs and a cute toy made from traditional ‘Gamcho’ fabric from Bangladesh on hand looms.
The Jake and Maya collective, a group of designer makers and artists who make to order within 2-3 weeks and feature recycled fabrics with a personalised label unique to each child.
As always there is too much to squeeze into one post from Bubble London so part two is coming tomorrow. links to the companies featured can be found on the Bubble London website.
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