Retro Sports SS17

Spring is upon us and now it’s time to celebrate the spring/summer 2017 collections currently launching online and in stores. We all look forward to sunnier days wearing floaty dresses and comfy shorts which is normally paired with outdoor play. At Mini Maven we are loving that Bobo Choses, Oaks of Acorn and new brand Le Petit Germain have been inspired by everything sports.

Bobo Choses Spring/summer 2017 collection ‘A Legend’ celebrates sports legends of previous decades, Olympic heroes, a backwards high-jumper, a heroic  Italian cyclist, a gymnast, an intense tennis player, a Japanese Judoka and wrestler and a swimmer. The collection is retro sports inspired with an emphasis on play. Tennis rackets, swimmers, nets and everyday games become the print focus all executed in a felt tip scribble. Grid checks and thick stripes complement the collection with diamond patches and sports taping. Some of the Bobo classics are reinvented with a looser fit and a nod to sportswear past and present. Items include the running short, tracksuit, relaxed sweatshirts and the football polo. We love the pared back palette and burnt orange in this collection. Time related fabrics are used throughout with piqué, padded textures, terry fleece and exclusively developed by Bobo Choses flammé and viscose linen.

Inspired by the three designers home Hong Kong, Oaks of Acorn’s Spring/summer 2017 collection refers to ping pong players and kung fu pandas. With an emphasis on comfort, items are sporty and fun. The ping pong story has a primary palette of red, blue and yellow with bold racket graphics set back on optical white. The panda graphic splays on tees with a simplistic execution of the pandas key features. Twin sets, joggers, dresses and polo shirts compliment the woven items of boxy jackets, midi skirts and chinos. Oaks of Acorn believe mothers are the inspirational figures to their children. They want your children to have fun, the way you want them to, discover their imaginations with no limits, just like they discovered their brand.

Spring/summer 2017 sees the launch of French brand Le Petit Germain. With an ethos of comfort, softness and the world of discovery. Le Petit Germain’s first collection is for children who play, run, stumble and stand up. Le Petit Germain is above all a philosophy of clothing, an experience of the senses for our children. The look book set on a tennis court has a summer’s evening feel, with little ones dressed in simple super soft jersey items. The palette is rich with sun bleached yellow and orange plus navy, grey and a feature stripe which pairs beautifully with the plains. The collection emphasizes the comfort of the garment, the softness of natural fibers, the simplicity of easy-to-live items which are mostly genderless of leggings, joggings, simple tees, pants and an all in ones which is a serious mini hit.