Stay warm this winter with style
Keeping your kids (and other things) warm and dry during the cold months isn’t always easy to do with style. I had a look for some local designers, and found one I liked.
Whilst doing a search for some local brands, local meaning Danish, I stumbled upon a company called Danefae. I immediately recognised the Danefae logos (mermaids and Vikings), which I had seen numerous times, especially on rain coats, as well as on children’s overalls. Their raincoats you see all over the place here in Copenhagen, and they are easy to spot on a dull, grey, rainy day, with all those bright colours.
Danefae as a brand, remains quite fixed from season to season, as they try to stay true to the original design and motifs. Graphically, they like stripes and use them extensively and creatively, as well as mermaids and Vikings. Other motifs come and go, but the use of mermaids and Vikings will probably remain the main figures for some time to come.
Here’s what they had to say about their Fall/Winter 2011 collection.
On top of our well established mainstay range of brightly coloured kids and adult outerwear, we have been into some more toned-down angles as well. We’ve got options: Splash some colour onto a grey drizzly day, or lay low under a sturdy clean-cut hood.
Here is a small selection of some of the things I liked whilst browsing their archives:
My favourite, the Greenland suit:
While I haven’t had the opportunity to have a closer look at much of their gear (besides their smoking raincoats), much of it appears quite rugged, perhaps something you’d expect to see up the side of a mountain. This is something I like.
Work-wear and mountaineering expeditions of days past seem to have crept into our heads while designing this stuff, but with stripes and colour deep in our souls, we always let a bit of that warmth shine through the details of even these most sober additions to our range.
You can certainly see the colours in their designs, clean, bright and fresh.
A day late
Although I was hoping for a pair of Greenland overalls, I can tell you that I didn’t make my move in time, my wife did. She came home last week with a pair of overalls by Mini Rodini. I had never heard of them before but I was pleased with her choice after having had a closer look at the quality of them. They seem to be very sturdy and warm.
LIVINGSTONE OVERALL, Padded winter overall in strong heavy-duty material. Shell fabric has taped seams, is breathable and water resistant with 5000/5000 mm water columns and double layer reinforcement fabric at critical parts like seat and leg for extra protection. Pre-shaped legs for movability. Waist and bottom leg with adjustable elastic inside, two reflector tapes at backside bottom leg. White zip and faux leather puller and three pockets with zip closing at front. Yoke at front and back, collar with rib inside and separable hood with faux fur on edge and two seams for nice fit. Panel quilted poly satin lining inside body and half sleeve, micro fleece lining from waist down to half leg and even polyester satin lining at half sleeve and bottom leg. Faux leather patch with panda imprint by waist.
On my way one morning
Today, whilst on my way to work, my son and I rode by a pair of bicycles, which were sporting some rather chic winter-wear. Luckily I had my camera handy:
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