A bright and breezy day for the opening of the Bubble London kids fashion trade fair. Some really interesting new exhibitors and some of the established brands developing strongly as we go into the summer 2012 season for buying.
So much there and such variety that I have divided the report into 3 parts, today focuses on all the strong colour that is around. Vibrant colour in primaries and tropical hues, plain and floral prints which nicely balance the softer tones of the old school Liberty lawn cottons and nostalgic influences also prominent.
Other key trends seen are the importance of details, collar tabs, sequin patches, tulle appliques, special buttons, personal prints and pleated edges and underskirts. Some labels have experimented with construction with jagged edges and asymmetrical multi layering too.
Wonderful ripple pleated dress from No Added Sugar at Bubble s/s 2012
Acid yellow cool dress by I Love Gorgeous from Bubble London for summer 2012
70's retro zigzag playsuit from I Love Gorgeous for summer 2012 at Bubble London
Bold primaries for Liittle Duckling at Bubble London for summer 2012
Strong stripes and checks for boys too at Little Duckling for summer 2012 at Bubble London
A softer take on strong colour at Hucklebones summer 2012 at Bubble London
At Bonnie Baby there is a move away to brighter colour too for summer 2012 at Bubble London
Vintage adult T-shirts recut for kids in washed out strong colours at Dandy Dodo for summer 2012 at Bubble London
Bright boys shirt from the allotment themed fashion at Green Baby, winners of the Stand out Stand prize this season at Bubble London
Bright photomontage prints from Wild for summer 2012 at Bubble London
Strong bold colours at Dandy Star for kids summer 2012 from Bubble London
Tropical sequin print from French Connection for summer 2012 at Bubble London
Maharishi's fun orange tiger suit for boys at Bubble London summer 2012 preview
Little Esop's own Giraffe print jungle dress for summer 2012 at Bubble London
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