One of my favorite t-shirt lines that features the graphics of contemporary artists, Blood Is The New Black, has started a new line just for the kiddos called Little Warrior. The new line features 6 unisex styles for babies and toddlers in a range of sizes from Newborn to 4T.
The line, designed as well as produced in Los Angeles only uses the softest of overdyed cotton blends for a broken in feel with colors that are subdued but still vibrant. The pieces in the collection reflects a fresh take on vintage inspired apparel, featuring details like dyed buttons, hand embroidered trim and faux draw-string details.
Little Warrior unisex styles range from baby french terry ponchos and rompers with Chimayo inspired graphics to tees and tanks featuring a variety of artwork by international artists. Designed by Maggie Fox with tees curated by artists selected by Mitra Khayyam the pieces for little men and women alike channel a laid back Southern California sensibility. Focusing on easy to wear pieces that will please fussy babies and fashionable parents all alike.
According to Mitra Khayyam she had “played with the idea of starting a children’s line for a while but found it important to work with a designer who had clear sense of style not typically seen in the industry.” She found this in Maggie Fox, co-owner of high-end vintage boutique Filth Mart. Her vast knowledge of vintage styles is clearly demonstrated in the Summer ’11 collection. The line also features basics such as leggings and tees bearing the artwork of 6 artists and designers.
Little Warrior will be available in stores as of May 15th and retails from $22 for a pair of athletic shorts to $74 for the embroidered romper. Little Warrior is sold at Clover (Los Angeles), Neu (Taiwan), Lull (Monaco), Babesta (New York City), and Little Bean (Dallas) as well as online atwww.littlewarriorkids.com.
I’m loving the silhouettes especially the romper and the capelet. Although they are based on vintage styles there’s something very fresh and new about the collection. The muted color palette and fun styles work perfectly for boys and girls without playing into the traditional pink and blue gender stereotypes. I can’t wait for the line to hit stores and for it to be available online!