I love African prints on homewares and clothing but I like it with a modern twist which of course has the boyf’s mum (they’re from Sierra Leone) thinking I’m bonkers….until now. Back in June, Kat and I did our bi-annual visit to Bubble London, the kids fashion trade show, and pretty much as soon as I arrived I was seized by the vibrancy of the clothing collection from Isossy Children.
A fusion of African and Asian influences, the Nigerian designer behind Isossy Children, Amanda Rabor, breathes contemporary life into cotton and silk fabrics that tend to get presented in more traditional styles, mixing them with denims, asymmetrical hems, decorative trims, and drawstring details. Featuring limited edition prints, the collection for 2-8 year girls is mostly made up of dresses, as well as jackets, tops, and accessories, all made in short runs to keep them exclusive.
I love the puffball dresses that mix block colour with vibrant prints, the super chic denim reversible coat that I only wish she did in my size, the quirky denim jacket dress, and the richness of the dress with the drawstring sides. They also do some fierce (can you tell I’ve been watching America’s Next Top Model?) aprons. Prices range from Â£35-Â£70.