Category: Behind the Design

All About Alpaca Wool

alpaca wool

This holiday season, we’re introducing sweater knits in the softest Alpaca-blends crafted in Peru. Have you ever heard of Alpacas? Alpacas are a South American camelid, the same species as a llama. Alpacas were raised by the Incas in South America more than 6,000 years ago, and clothing made from their hair was so special, it was worn by only Incan royalty. To this day, alpaca wool is a high quality wool used to make super cozy clothing around the world. We feel lucky to be able to share these special styles with you!

Behind the Design: Perito Moreno Photoreal Dress

Perito Moreno Photoreal Dress

We know you love our prints and patterns and look forward to seeing the new ones roll out with each destination. One of our most exciting prints in our winter collection is the print on our Perito Moreno Photoreal Dress. The photoreal print on our dress is created from our designer’s actual photos snapped on their trip through the Perito Moreno Glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The glacier is a 97 square mile ice formation and one of three continuously growing glaciers in Patagonia. Its immense size and colors are a sight to be seen!

Our Newest Graphic Tees Inspired By Patagonia

15NOV_W_BB03_038

Our newest baby boy graphic tee styles are inspired by the animals and landscapes we saw on our trip to the Southern most tip of South America. We took a road trip through the Andes mountains and ended in Patagonia, a land of magnificent views and glaciers. We saw guanacos (the cousin of the llama), condors, beautiful sunsets and glaciers galore. We came back so inspired by all we had seen and we think it really plays out in our graphics. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind our adorably cool graphic tees for our littlest citizens.

Behind the Design: Argentine Florals

BUENOS AIRES_LW_143

Flowers are everywhere in Buenos Aires. You’ll see them in the obvious places, parks, trees that line streets and in yards…but also in places you might not expect. You’ll find floral designs adorning signage (called filetado), sculptures and restaurant facades. You’ll see them in the textiles, the ceramics and embroidery. When our team traveled to Buenos Aires, they came back with pictures of the beautiful designs they found throughout the city. Learn about how the florals they saw inspired our designs for many of our baby girl pieces.

Behind the Design: Equestrian Details

15JAS_L_G07_153

Striped saddle blankets and vintage floral wallpaper, simple geometric shapes and lace accents. Our newest styles combine traditional equestrian details with the charm and romance of life on an estancia. From our twill riding pants to our blanket inspired sweaters, all little citizens can have a piece of estancia style in September.

Flannel, Thermal and Corduroy Galore!

15JAS_W_B12_068Looking for fall flannels, thermals and corduroys? We’ve got you covered. You’ll find cozy fabrics for boy in cool silhouettes that will last all season (and beyond!). Corduroy pants with a rugged workman’s shape, reversible flannel and quilted jackets and even a hybrid sweater jean jacket. Learn more about our super soft and warm offerings, guaranteed to keep him warm and comfortable while playing in the leaves!

The Tale of Two Criollo Horses

IMG_3912

Have you ever heard the story of the man and his two horses that trekked all the way from Buenos Aires to New York City? Most would say it is unbelievable, but in 1925, Aimé Félix Tschiffely embarked on a 3 year, 10,000 mile solo journey, with his two criollo horses named Gato and Mancha. Tschiffely and his horses crossed deadly deserts, passed through jungles, sky-high mountain passes and the Panama Canal.