LamanBlu pays homage to the ocean and its depths in a wide array of blues ranging from the aqua of shallow reefs to the deep dark Cayman trench. Other colors are inspired by the creatures found therein from the soft brown of sea stars to the flaming pink of anemones. Sunset over the ocean is represented in the hand ombre dyed silks. It’s a world of discovery and wonder for children. “Dive into abysses, explore the ocean depths. We discover marine flora and fauna, submerged cities, buried amphora and pots.” (Le Cuir a Paris)
The prints for the season are inspired by the Silk Road and the intricate detailing introduced to the rest of the world through that trade route. “Asian ceramics and other artisan crafts influence this direction which mixes traditions from China to Turkey,” according to Printsource. Paisley is a motif of Indian and Persian origin and LamanBlu brings it out in blues and pinks as well as black and white. They have also turned the individual paisleys into animal motifs, which are made perfect for children from butterflies and hummingbirds to kittens, fish and snails.
Equestrian themes are another important point of inspiration for this season’s collection, and the deep blues of denim play well into the color theme. “With movies like Warhorse on the horizon, the equestrian world is making its mark on international design once again with tailored riding pieces,” says StyleSight. LamanBlu has added whimsy to their equestrian inspired pieces, including velvet ribbons and roses. Their styling trends toward the twirly, ranging from twirly petticoat dresses to twirly skirts and even twirly jeans (and there is a smartly styled option for brother also).
LamanBlu debuted to rave reviews in 2009 and has consistently been included as a brand to watch in industry publications. Holli Gibson, the designer for LamanBlu, has been interviewed and published in various consumer magazines in regards to fashion trends and children’s apparel. Gibson is an industry veteran with much of her career spent designing women’s apparel. It wasn’t until 2007 that she turned her attention to designing for children, and the results have been magical.
LamanBlu has dedicated this season in support of the charity Falling Whistles, a campaign for peace in Congo. “I met Sean at a fashion business symposium we were both speaking at,” says Gibson. “His story brought tears to my eyes, tears for these dear children that so touched Sean’s heart that he started this charity.” To learn more about Falling Whistles, and their mission, please visit www.fallingwhistles.com
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LamanBlu™ is beautifully exquisite eco-friendly apparel made to play in, dance in, live in...that children adore.