After the successful launch of the My Little Globetrotters collection in May 2016, inspiration seekers C&L thought of collaborating again with Little Luli founder Lucien Lao Villaluz this time for a stylish collection for moms and kids at L’Indochine.
“With all the wonderful raw materials we see during our trips, we thought it would be fun to tie up with Little Luli on a special collection that not only caters to children but adults as well,” say C&L.
“This special collaboration was born out of my admiration to Char and Leona and their amazing brand,” says Lucien, whose visits to the store brought back memories of her travels to the places where they found these one-of-a-kind pieces. They later met in one of their workshops, and began their inspired collaboration.
Their fashion partnership brings together L’Indochine’s ethnic/boho style and Little Luli’s subdued classic cuts and prints set in neutral tones. “We thought of different ways on how to marry those two looks by using gorgeous ethnic trimmings and details,” recalls Lucien, “and later designing a mommy and kid pair.”
For the collection, “we wanted to create chic easy pieces that have a fun boho spin. Clothes that can be dressed up or down, that are polished but playful as well. We love our trims and embellishments! All the ribbons used are embroidered and our tassels are handmade!” say C&L.
Incorporating Little Luli’s philosophy, “we created these pieces with comfort and versatility in mind. We wanted to make clothes that can be easily worn and be paired with L’Indochine’s existing pieces,” says Lucien.
The look is relaxed, but still chic and fresh, with the L’Indochine touch bringing fun in each piece of colorful trims and tassels from Thailand to add to that ethnic feel.
Each of them has their own favorite pieces from the collection.
While Lucien says everything in the collection is her favorite, she particularly loves “the wrap around skirt. I love everything about it from the fabric, to the tassel trims, and the cut. It is so versatile that I can wear it with any top, any shoes, any time of the day. It can also be worn by any body type.”
“I personally love the Emma wrap skirt and tank dress. I like how versatile the piece is. Wear it with brogues for a cute tomboy spin or pair then with sandals for a look that’s easy.”
And for Leona, “I really like the sabine pleated shorts. The high waist and tailored cut makes it look polished, but the embroidered trim adds a nice twist. I like wearing it with crisp button down or slouchy sweaters.”
The Little Luli X The Inspiration Seekers collection, is available at L’Indochine at SM Aura Premier.
Photography: Sheila Catilo
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