The Latino range by Children’s Fashion from Spain
In The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura Fuentes wrote ‘Baracoa is one of the loveliest, most magical places in the Caribbean. I remember, as if in a mist, the beauty of its sea, its decadent colonial fortresses, its mountains covered in luxuriant vegetation, and many streams. The kindness of its people, with their overwhelming goodness and innocence, always read to welcome strangers.’ On a return journey to every single destination in the world, Spanish childrenswear hits the boardwalk in this wonderful Cuban enclave to present a 100% Latino range for spring-summer 2019.
On the days while the boats are moored up, it’s party time in Baracoa. Against a backdrop of colourful colonial houses, sacks of coffee, barrels and boxes of fruit, young sailors strut their stuff and bring a new look to classic summer trends. Stripes are filled with flowers and other patterns, while navy is teamed with eye-catching shades such as neon coral. Curious, tourists come down to the harbour, wanting to enjoy a summer without end, filled with Latin rhythm, colour and flavour. Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen or viscose, perfect in the heat, create fresh, flowing silhouettes featuring side frills, necklines and canvas belts for the girls, as well as printed bleach washed denim, and sporty Cargo shorts and oversize sweats for the boys. Behind the coastline, an anvil-shaped mountain stands majestic, its untamed nature having forged the attitude and life of the people here, just like the shades and prints for this season. Turquoises, blues, pinks and earthy shades are the hues favoured by the garments, with their lively prints of tropical fruits and flowers, palms, camouflage and ethnic elements. An overseas mood that brings us the power of the Latin-American culture, its origins and today’s new creations in Spanish childrenswear.
ABEL & LULA
The first Abel & Lula collection is a series of garments in high-quality fabrics and models with carefully designed, soft lines. The patterns are provided by the textiles themselves, together with well-studied decorations that include accessories such as diadems, hats and bags.
Amaya presents its 2019 Summer Special Occasion Collection. As usual for this brand, romantic outfits with a vintage feel and unexpected necklines and cuts, are the main players. Waisted silhouettes are another feature, in light satins, fancy prints and jacquards. With the arrival of spring, pastels are in vogue together with medium shades ranging from sky blue to a delicate mauve. Some key garments stand out from the rest thanks to their exclusive prints. The entire collection has finishes Made in Spain to further distinguish this haute couture for kids.
Tropical Life Boboli in a catwalk show at Pitti Bimbo with a tropical theme full of cheer and fun references in its prints. A palette of primary colours including colours such as white, red and navy teamed with turquoise, blue and pink, which, together with figurative and floral prints on white backgrounds, take us into a wild, tropical dolce vita. For girls, outfits with frills, bare shoulders and paper bag waists. For boys, sporty shorts and oversize sweats. Microprints are everywhere, lending a more modern touch to denim, together with dyed and washed effect sweats.
The Foque collection has a strong sailor feel to it that plays with an unexpected, original mix of colours: navy, optical white, neon coral and denim for the jeans. Its articles include cool items with nautical inspiration and structure, an eye-catching geometric print on cotton satin that from a distance creates an optical illusion of stripes. This is teamed with poplin, a floral print in plumetis used together with linen or denim and navy style stripes in cotton seersucker. More elegant silhouettes contrast with sporty garments that make the look elegant, simple and fresh.
For her. The “Amsterdam” collection features cheerful floral shades that go from orchid pink to the sunniest of yellows. It comprises garments with on-trend styles that however never lose their romantic essence. For him. The models reproduce a very refined ambient in terms of colour, where white and denim are the big players together with ochre and touches of sky blue. In contrast with this minimalist palette, garments are all about very lively prints, with oversize branches and big palms on both T-shirts and Cargo shorts, taking us directly to colonial Cuba.
The special occasion collection was chosen for the Children’s Fashion from Spain catwalk at Pitti Bimbo, characterised by soft, romantic silhouettes with plenty of hand-embroidered details that lend them a delicate feel. In the same direction, worth a mention is the mix of floaty fabrics and natural fibres with artisanally worked floral details. The colour palettes combines jute tones with white and sand, and vanilla with flesh pink and dusty mauve.
The positive feel and cheer of the Good Vibes collection will be the focus of the runway show at Pitti Bimbo. The African savanna, its wild fauna and flora will be the main players of this girls range, featuring a huge explosion of colours and contrasts thanks to its big animal prints. Flame orange dominates most of the clothing, contrasting with white accompanied by different shades of blue, lemon yellow, amber orange and vermillion. The collection's bestsellers include the T-shirt in a maxi same-colour leopard print with colourful studs, and bikinis and trikinis with pompoms in a decidedly ethnic-style thick yarn.