Les Enfants Visits Bubble London AW17
This week, we popped to Bubble London to check out all of the lovely new brand releases for Autumn/Winter 2017. Take a look through our top picks of the stalls to see what we think will be flying off shelves at the end of the year.
We loved this gorgeous black lace and floral number by Turkish brand Alitsa. We imagine this piece would be a beautiful staple to dress up, or down, casual with a denim jacket, or more smartly, tucked into a scarlet red skirt.
Alitsa began it’s journey in Istanbul, after owner Mr Hason had two girls of his own. In very little time, the brand became one of the most popular in Turkey. After more than 35 years the brand is still going strong, and is now ran by the very daughters who first inspired the collection.
The next brand to really catch our eyes was Tioom et Mere. The brand name translates to ‘Sprout Mum’, half written in Korean, and half in French! The brand chose this name to demonstrate how they are creating clothes for sprouting children, with a caring hand and a loving heart.
We loved this putty coloured pleated dress, and we weren’t the only ones. It was spotted by CWB magazine too, and Tioom et Mere was made a finalist in this year’s Rising Star awards.
This beautiful moss green cord dress also caught our eyes, spectacularly layered over a beautifully ditsy wild flower print. We think this outfit would look timeless with mustard yellow tights and button over patent shoes. An outfit to pass down through the family!
The next brand to make our shortlist goes to Oh…My! for this gorgeous pair of silky pansy print pants. A quintessential British brand with an eccentric twist (boy do we love an eccentric twist), Oh…My! offers Occassion wear for girls between 4 – 12.
The AW16 collection is filled with digital florals, delicate lace and jewelled bodices. Other star pieces included a gorgeous Chanel-esque blue jacket, and a floral embroidered navy dress.
On to eccentric prints of another kind entirely from South Asian inspired brand Hannah & Tiff, another shortlisted designer in the Rising Star awards.
Many pieces, like this beautiful burgundy jacket, were decorated with delicate hand embroidery and the brands contemporary silhouettes really set them aside.
The designer’s aim is to create garments that strike the perfect balance between play and normal, every day wear. For each season, Hannah and Tiff use tones such as subtle pastels, teamed with clever prints, creating crisp, under-stated pieces.
More lovely ruffles were seen at Les Enfants’ favourite Little Wardrobe London‘s stall. We adored this bespoke ‘Odile’ dress, complete with ostritch feathers and made entirely out of silk. This is a stunning statement piece, and would look fantastic on a very special birthday girl.
Little Wardrobe London are a British luxury clothing brand who find inspiration in London’s heritage and the diversity of it’s culture. The brand’s garments are all made in Britain, and it’s name was inspired by British novelist C.S. Lewis’ tale The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Whilst we are in a monochrome mood, we have to point out this fantastic jacket by Bulb London. Ideal for boys or girls, this casual piece would dress down a party look beautifully, and really add the edge that frills and tulle can need. We adore the whimsical bulb print!
Bulb London is a London based kids lifestyle brand who creatively weave this fantastic bulb motif into contemporary kidswear and kids room decoration. The designer had a range of excellent tiny cushions, including a tooth and a ruler which we loved. Check out the range on their website.
The next brand that caught our eye, a Bubble London regular, were Mini Melissa shoes. The baby sister of adult’s brand Melissa, Mini Melissa are a fantastic shoe brand who’s designs are made entirely out of plastic. Think Jelly Shoes, without the blisters.
There were a fantastic range of designs, including a great collaboration with designer Vivienne Westwood. We loved these copper glitter plastic trainers, and think they would look amazing underneath a long shirt, or with rolled up denim jeans. You know they are going to last well, and dirt will just wipe away!
If your children really love to get messy, and muddy puddles are never far away, take a look at Mini Melissa’s great range of welly boots. Monsters were a big theme in 2016, and they are still going strong into the new year.
These colourful boots are adorned with pointy teeth and beady eyes. They come in a great range of colours, and even have spiked spines. Not the kind of shoe you loose easily.
On to another Bubble London regular, and another Les Enfants favourite – Rachel Riley. Popular with celebrities and Royalty alike, Rachel Riley were the designers behind Prince George’s famous boat motif dungarees.
This vintage car print shirt immediately jumped out at us – we think it would look adorable with blue chinos, or skinny jeans. There were many fantastic prints for boys and girls, from traditional cheques to vintage inspired ditsy floral prints.
On to the babies, this gorgeous frilled collar number by Babidu enchanted us, right from it’s perfect schnauzer print through to the soft peach linen shorts! Babidu’s entire product range is created with ecological materials, with a focus on durable cotton that is perfectly comfortable on your baby’s delicate skin.
All of their wonderful garments are made in Spain, the company knit their own fabrics, and dye, print and embroider every item in their collection.
Finally, whilst on the topic of super soft materials, these gorgeous purses by French brand Easy Peasy are absolutely adorable. They are made of super soft vegetable tanned leather and come in a variety of styles, from bunny to kitty cat!
The brand also offers a gorgeous selection of babies’ shoes in a wide range of styles and colours. The best thing about Easy Peasy though, is that they offer matching ‘Mummy and Me’ products, so you can look just as hip as your kids!
We had so much fun at Bubble London, it was wonderful to catch up with our old friends and meet new ones. Good luck to all exhibitors for the upcoming year, we can’t wait to see what you have in line for SS18! See you in July.
For images, see LR Shadows Editorial catalog