“I love trend reporting – it’s a really fun part of the business….picking and choosing which trends to follow, and which ones to create! We look at the trends for the industry as a whole, not just children’s. The key of course, it to interpret them in ways that are suitable for children, and for your customer base,” says Gibson.
LamanBlu™ (literally “laman blou”) means “blue sea” in Papiamentu and serves as a constant source of inspiration for the collection, so it seems a natural to pick up on the new focus of water trends. The exploration of the ocean depths are a natural for the darker, cozier shades craved in winter and encompass the ocean’s variety of shades, ranging from aqua to the deep, dark blue of the ocean over the Cayman trench as well as the inky black of the sea at night, balanced by sea anemone pink.
Submerge reflects the same color palette, but additional interest is interjected by treatments, including folding and gathering to create fullness and interest in these darker colors. Dip-dyeing is also an important technique, and for LamanBlu™, it’s done by hand to give each piece a unique look in the colors of the ocean or sunset pink.
Prints for the season range from a wave inspired print to pristine paisleys which have a Persian origin and become adorable when turned into paisley animal embroideries.
Fabrications for the season remain eco-friendly and have a wonderful feel and range from Micro-Modal knits to recycled polyester and organic cotton blends to silk ottomans to denim and lace to hemp and organic cottons, all machine washable.
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LamanBlu™ is eco-friendly designer clothing for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Its a pretty, girly, twirly collection featuring classic silhouettes with a modern edge and extensive detailing. Everything is made in the USA.