Anyone of a certain age will remember the 1980s craze for all things Pierrot, the wistful sad clown who originated in the Commedia dell’Arte (been there, bought the cushion). Well, now he’s back with a vengeance – there’s a veritable troupe of children’s goodies emblazoned with his image and those of his fellow funnymen. Here are ten of our favourites (although both Mini Rodini and The Velvet Egg’s collections have myriad other clownish treats to check out).
Pierrot wallpaper, Â£55 for a 12ft roll, The Velvet Egg.
Mini Rodini Pierrot leggings, Â£25, Scandinavian Minimall.
GunnarÂ FlÃ¸rningÂ wooden clown, Â£29.50, Cissy Wears.
Naked Lunge print, Â£15, Archie’s Boutique.
Clown leather baby shoes, Â£13.37, Hopphopp.
Maileg clown doll, Â£21.50, Sisters Guild.
Pierrot garland, Â£6.87, Studio Escargot.
Rock Your Baby Pierrot Tulle Dress, about Â£27 (plus shipping from Australia), My Messy Room. [I know Australia’s a long way, but I couldn’t not include it. If anyone finds a UK stockist, let me know!]
Pierrot brooch, Â£19.54, Jam Fancy.
Clown Kokeshi doll, Â£35, Sketch Inc.