Category: Behind the Design

Behind the Design: Geometric Prints & Patterns


Many of our prints and patterns in our newest collection were inspired by our trip to the southernmost tip of Argentina—our trip to Patagonia. A land of contrasting landscapes: mountains and valleys, glaciers, lakes and streams. Of browns and yellows, rusty pinks and the brightest blues. Florals and rock, grasses and ice. Shapes of all sizes. Everything we saw was inspiring. The prints and patterns on our girl and baby girl dresses are filled with the colors and prints we created from all of the inspiration. Here, we share with you photos from our trip that helped dictate the design of our prints and patterns on our newest styles.

A Detailed Look At Our Animal Graphics


Each season, our in house artists create unique graphics for tees. They paint, sketch, stamp and piece together the graphics you love. We take pride in not only our design process, but in the story behind each graphic. Each destination we travel to, we work to represent a handful of native animals. We love to learn about their behavior and habitats. We know our little citizens love animals, too! Patagonia is a land rich with animals, many of them relatively unknown to our own little citizens. The animals in Patagonia and throughout South America inspired and influenced the design of our newest graphics. Read on to see the graphics up close and learn about the animals behind them.

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


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


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


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.