LA-born & bred La Miniatura is >that< designer that I have always been enchanted to review and write about. Jeffrey Sebelia throws his entire mind, body and soul into each of his collections and it shows. With just one look at the featured cover for their Boys and Girls lookbooks, I am instantly envisioning a plethora of old Hollywood glamour. Vintage-inspired mixed with a young Drew Barrymore and those two Corey lost boys (Feldman & Haim respectively).
Richly dyed velvet suits and satured fur jackets are preparing for a phenomenal comeback this Fall. Late 70′s when parents actually “dressed” their children for them to accompany them on adult dinners and important events (even a trip to the movie theater). If you could take your finger and trace along the history of fashion and style it would be interesting to see exactly when it was decided by the public majority that it’s acceptable for children to dress too casually for every single occasion. “When you look good, you feel good” and La Miniatura is and always has been 100% about “dressing your kid with dignity”.
There is a time for everything – a time to be fancy, a time to be casual and a time to totally rock it out in style. La Miniatura’s Fall collection has once again covered all aspects of your kid’s wardrobe. The genius in suits for boys as has been consistently told is how the pieces can be worn together and seperately creating a multitude of stylish looks instantly and easily.
The colors of a Midwest fall are recognizable in several pieces and I love how La Miniatura has kept the colors dark yet true. Plum purple, my favorite, sits well with a toned-down fuchsia. Cardigans are cut long with a sleeker non-sloppy fit and as always, extremely soft to the touch. Prints are plentiful and mimic the high fashion style of familiar old and current City of the Angels royalty.
Casual done cool. La Miniatura knows exactly how to turn the key of style when it comes to any form of fashion. For some parents it’s as simple as just opening up their eyes to a new kind of way when it comes to dressing their kids. Wardrobes should resemble a finely tuned guitar or extensive, filled with color paintbox. Accessories, like picks & paintbrushes, are everything so providing a variety of hats, suspenders, shades, shoes, belts, jewelry, etc. increase and safe-guard your kid’s ability to express their own individual style.
Stripes for days. La Miniatura brings them back from a sleepy hiatus. There is just something about seeing a little boy in wider, vertical stripes. Vintage modern and by far my favorite from the boys collection.
Various plaids enhance the boys collection, from pants to shirts for perfect dapper style. Lightweight outerwear disguised as swanky tuxedo-inspired jackets increase the wear-ability. The addition of shortly cut shearling collars and trim add to the old-style flair.
La Miniatura uncovers a unique alternative to dips and tie dyes with their crackle-dyed perfection seen in both the Girls and Boys collections. Edgy print graphics adorn their hoodies and tees in per usual and instantly recognizable La Miniatura fashion.
Painted seperates for those that belong among the wildflowers. Bold and powerful punches of a naturalistic scene when Fall is in full bloom just prior to descending into it’s sleepy lull of winter’s spell.
La Miniatura’s Fall collection is currently shipping to retailers worldwide and will be available for purchase later this year. For more information on La Miniatura please visit them online here. For Instagram stalking you can follow them here and for those of you that still haunt Facebook, they can be found right here.
Written by Shannon Goldberg