Japanese founders Atsuyo Yang and Akiko Mukae live in New York, where they bring a fresh approach to fashion accessories design. The two share an affinity for screenprinting and combine illustration with ordinary items that appear to tell a story. The current collection tells the story of a little girl, SARA, who loves her home in Brooklyn. She shares her life with her favorite animal friends, MERRY the little sheep, and two SPARROWS, who follow her all the way to Paris, France.
Launched in 2001 in France, BodeBo has many loyal followers who are in or into the art scene. Bold and Radical. Fun. Comfortable. Need I say more?
Designed by Mayuko Sunaga, a model and a mother of one. Cicek (which means flower in Turkish) is not her first foray into fashion on the design side; she has a design degree from Musashino Art University as well as had previously launched another line (hand made bags known as mimi). Cicek launched in 2010, and focuses on using organic cotton in clothing line. The clothes are not only thoughtful from a fabric perspective, but also from one that allows children to use the beautiful pieces over a long period of time. Little girls wearing these dresses may wear them as tunics in coming and growing years. Handmade in Japan. Sweet and darling.
Handmade using Japanese lacquer
Passed on for generations
Small and cute
To be used by children
As they eat on their own
Created by Atelier Nushisa who stresses the importance of charm in things that are old that continue to teach us as well as things that are handmade, which give warmth- something familiar- like the taste of a favorite dish your mother made when you were a child.
Put a little fantasy and humor into “simple”.
“good evening” introduces fantasy-like children’s wear to make every moment special that won’t pass by with a blink of an eye. Little ones can wear a little special outfit every day, whether it’s just an ordinary day or a date to remember. With style and humor, children can show adults how to have fun with these extraordinary pieces.
Traditional methodologies like embroidery, sewing, and weaving bridge the fashion world from days gone by to today for children. The creator of Moi (pronounced “mo” “ii”) wants to share these sweet, yet cool designs that become instant favorites that will be passed on from generation to generation(ex. re-making of new designs using vintage fabrics), and one that connects the world. For those looking for something outside of the box and yet very familiar, Moi would be for you. Truly liberating.
Husband and wife team Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa helm the design unit of Tupera Tupera. Since 2002, they have inspired people in designing books, illustrations to 3D art, animation, stationery, and have held various workshops through various mediums including Television. Through color and imagination, they draw the attention of any age to their beautiful designs.
Embracing the use of old techniques, hand-crafted textiles, practical form, and the natural qualities of materials, Wovenplay cultivates the savoir-faire and inspiration of the past to create modern, sustainable couture for the everyday artist and adventurer. Wovenplay inspires creativity, self-reliace, appreciation of art and the inherent beauty of traditional arts and craft. The collection is hand-made or hand-finished in Wovenplay's Manhattan studio. Fabrics are tinted in natural or low-impact dyes. Garments are constructed with the highest standards by local workforce or fair trade producers and packaging is recycled and/or biodegradeable. The company supports the International Solar Energy Society with a portion of profits every year. Founder and designer, Katherine Edmonds, has a background in art, textile design and traditional French dressmaking.
Zozio designer Masayo Thevenon began her creative venture shortly after she gave birth to her first child. Disappointed that she couldn’t find dresses for her daughter to suit her taste, she started her own line. Zozio is a French word used by children that translates to a small bird.
The line is defined by “Asia in Europe,” where virtuous colors and savory collections meet traditional Asian clothing and quality craftsmanship. It’s easy for parents to help their children get dressed, and they can easily slip on Zozio creations themselves, making for many proud moments.