This capsule collection is dedicated to event wear / special occasion wear for children. Children's clothes that no longer get stains, No More Spills is a collection of children's clothing that is hydrophobic and stain-free.
Kids often get their clothes messy and sticky, and many times parents spend more time worrying about the child’s clothing than actually enjoying their evening out.
Rendering the event stressful for the adult and boring for the child, my collection solve this issue.
Inspired by the lotus leaf and its natural water repellent design, this collection brings fun, fresh, and most importantly mess-free clothing.
With this collection, I illustrated a children's picture book that also acts as the lookbook of the collection.
My concept is derived from the prompt of nature where I focused on the Lotus leaf and its natural water resistance state, and I'm going to translate that into children's where specifically like children's event where special occasion wear.
I'm making these garments because I have been working a lot with children recently and I've noticed at fancy dinners or at special occasions, a lot of times the parents are very worried about the kids clothes getting dirty and by creating clothes that like are stain-resistant, then the parent's mind will be at ease and the kids can actually have fun and enjoy themselves.
The children will no longer have to simply just stand around and be bored the whole time.
I was inspired by art nouveau because I was drawn into the curves and overall color aesthetic of the art style. Art Nouveau is also heavily inspired by floral which went hand in hand with my research on the lotus leaf.
There is a certain elegance to art nouveau that I believed would be very fun to transfer into childrenswear.
The structure of a lotus leaf is designed in a way that discourages the surface from wetting both through a waxy nonpolar coating and a rough structure, allowing water to bead up into spheres and easily roll off the leaf. This is called the lotus effect, the ability to self-clean.
This has inspired nanotechnologists to create treatments that replicate the hydrophobic nature of the lotus leaf. This can usually be achieved using special fluorochemical or silicone treatments on structured surfaces or with compositions containing micro-scale particulates.