I've so much content and so much to say about what I saw that I'll do a separate post on Skunkfunk - do keep an eye out for that.
In the meantime, I'll just gush about Kling and the other brands, Paramita and Mishmash stocked in the Bloom Lane store in Dublin. Cute overload or what?
You can expect a lot of their staple pieces and the signature feminine flare that runs from girly to sophisticated to suit a wide range of ages and sense of style. Colour is everywhere but a particular theme running through is navy with naval motifs; dolphins, anchors, rope. Pattern is back, as per, with lots of bug motifs. Skirts are full with tulle underneath or structured pleating. Even pencil skirts are given more volume with inserted panels, opening them out and making them something a little different. Cartoonish prints are also present from adorable ice-creams all lined up to smiling female characters.
Of course, the bags and shoes are as enviable and wantable as ever with a vintage vibe running through them, livened by unexpected colours, cheeky phrases and tougher detailing. Outerwear is also a particularly appealing feature with patterned trenches, bright raincoats and pretty dressy coats that make wrapping up seem kinda fun.
The fifties is clearly an inspiration throughout and its interpretation is unabashedly sweet and charming, very playful. A little bit of a relief when set against the current sartorial climate of nineties nonchalance and severe seventies coolness. Sometimes fun is way preferable to being achingly cool and it's something that Kling and its sister brands always get right.
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