With international Fashion Weeks kicking off all over the globe, we’re being bombarded with stylish shots of designers and labels from all over the world. At times like these, I like to take a moment to appreciate brands that are a little closer to home. Although they may not be showing in Paris or Milan, there are still plenty of beautiful creations, right on our doorstep. This week, in celebration of some of the great Irish brands that have emerged in recent years, we take a look at three independent labels, and their collections for children.
Founded by musician and mother of two Lucy Clarke, Elks‘ range revolves around the use of premium Irish materials. Donegal tweed, Irish linen and alpaca wool are all used to bring these incredibly chic pieces to life. For parents who are looking for something a bit more modern and stylish for their little ones, this brand will soon become a favourite. We particularly love their accessories, such as the sheepskin earmuffs, and tweed dickie bows.
Buy Ear Muffs
Frank & Nora
The Irish children’s wear website describes itself as ‘a design-led lifestyle brand providing an authentic style choice’. And it does just that – provide choice. This is the place to come, if you want to dress your little darlings in something that won’t be seen in the shops. Cool and quirky print isn’t just for grown ups, as is proven in the adorable range of pyjamas available from Frank & Nora‘s site.
Bee Free Kids Clothing
Set up by a ballet dancing, stilt walking archaeologist, Bee Free Kids Clothing knows how to have fun. And that sense of fun is at the very heart of their brand ethos, with an aim to design clothing that allows kids ‘to play, to have fun, to jump in puddles & explore the great outdoors’. Just looking through the collection will boost your mood – there are plenty of soft materials and bright colours. We’re fans of the playful, snug looking fleece hoodies.
Buy Dino Dude Hoodie
Top image from www.olanagel.pl