Bubble London AW13

by Kari Nyack

It’s that time of year again! Tradeshows all over the world are showcasing what children’s fashion has to offer for AW13/14. Off I ventured (again) to our very own Bubble London.

To be honest I found the show quite limiting with regards to my personal taste and some brands were being precious about taking photographs for understandable reasons. So you will see that most of my finds are from the same brands I featured in my SS13 round up with the exception of a few newbies.

Stuff your doodles with Lucy Moose! First time exhibiting at Bubble, Lucy Moose has received Theo Paphitis’s #SBS (Small Business Sunday) and Jacqueline Gold’s #WOWwinner (Women in Business) awards for her unique business concept.

One of my favourite brands, Tutu Du Monde presents , once again an outstanding collection of beautiful vintage looking pieces. This season is inspired by old, gothic haunted mansions creating a captured- in- time feel. New to the collection are feathered capes, playsuits and gorgeous ballet style slippers. We also see bolder colours alongside their pastel shades.

Left-Tutu Du Monde dress in royal blue. Right- Crystal Bow detailed ballet style slippers.

I spy a bit of leopard print! Anyone that knows me or may have read in previous posts, that I have a little bit of an obsession with leopard print, it just always seems to creep in! Over at the More Stories stand this fabulous piece of clothing was calling out to me, in it’s vibrant shade of green this rain mac is fit for a boy or girl.

Funky vibrant bold raindrops are falling at the Indikidual stand. Syreeta always pulls it off with her simple but effective homemade touches, this stand was definitely one of my favourites AGAIN.

New for this season is a domino print in monochrome colourways.

The banana print is repeated from last seasons collection (soon to hit the stores for SS13), but this time we see it in outerwear.

Also new this season is organic denim modelled in this fur collared jacket. This new zig zag print yellow jersey pant is my favourite piece from the collection, jogging my childhood memories of Charlie Brown from the Peanuts cartoons.

No Added Sugar always produce stunning outerwear, pictured left is this beautiful girls cape. Pictured right, we see custom argyle style No Added Sugar print blankets and matching cardigans.

New this season, we see this boys casual sports jacket and plaid printed pieces in addition to their signature stripes.

Over at Rock N Regal, Melanie Salisbury does it again with her classic, timeless designs. This girls coat is a must have!

Newcomer, Gravel and Grass, describe themselves as simple luxury for girls aged 2 -10 years.

Corby Tindersticks were back showing off their second season collection ‘hola amigo’. Inspired by Spanish lessons, exercise books, plimsoles and the periodic table influencing the colour palette and illustrations. The age range is now bigger, catreing for 0-5 years, and introducing babywear and accessories. I love the new bigger weather map!

New characters make an appearance!

Show stopper special occassionwear by Mischka Aoki. New this season are more casual pieces with less tulle, and a lot of black which I just love on kids.

Also new this season, which are my favourite, the 2 piece collections – cropped tops with tulle tutu skirts.

Another newbie to Bubble, Melissa shoes. Rubber jelly style shoes and sandals, featuring colaborations with Anglomania and Vivienne Westwood.

New to the collection are these sneaker style rubber shoes, suitable for boys too.

 

Another new comer, Swedish brand Leopold and Livia. Feminine classic designs, displayed beautifully on pearl beaded hangers.

Roll up, roll up!! It’s Jessie and James with their Butterfly Circus. I love the circus campaign for this collection, showing off punk checks, tartan and gingham mixes on their abstract cuts and baggy trousers.

Bold prints and colours at the Beau Loves stand. This season is inspired by a set of wings that Beau asked his mum Faye (designer) for his 4th birthday. I love the superhero style outfit pictured, the cat balaclava is so funky!

This season sees the launch of their new bedding range, with a plan to grow with each season collection.

Another new comer, Belle Enfant, a luxury fashion brand for style conscious infants. A beautiful collection mainly for girls, pictured are adorable cashmere accessories and silk blouses.

This season Bonnie Baby collaborates with Garbo & Friends, combining the Bonnie Baby handwriting through the use of jersey and knit with the Garbo & Friends ‘bubbles’ print.

Lots of lovely pieces by Rachel Riley, but my favourites were the dolls, teddies and their accessories.

For SS13 we saw slippers and toy animals, but this season Sew Heart Felt have produced fabulous hand made felt rugs and head shields as well as new animal characters, including a warthog, badger, chicken and a mole.

The Peacock slipper has been specially designed to be sold at the V&A Museum.

 

So there you have it, my Bubble London AW13 round up! Hope you have enjoyed!

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