PATCHWORK PLEASURES

Patches. Love or loathe them, it looks like this trend isn't going anywhere soon!
Whether you're raising a Military Man, Boy Scout, College Jock or Seasoned Explorer; you can expect to see patchwork sneak into his winter wardrobe. This iconic 90s fashion trend has made a huge comeback over the past 12 months, taking centre stage on European collections by Stella McCartney Kids, DSQUARED2, Scotch & Soda, Pepe Jeans and Bobo Choses.
Stella McCartney's military chic Lee Jacket is a sellout EVERY season and designers are now more inclined to add adhesive 'patch sets' to their collections, encouraging consumers to customise their clothes.  

DESIGNER versus D.I.Y

Below you'll find a few of my favourite patched up pieces making their way onto the market for SS16 (northern hemisphere) and AW16 (southern hemisphere).
**note: proceed with caution, Dolce & Gabbana are amongst the power players in the patch world and are not for the faint hearted $$$**

On the flip side, there are loads of quirky, cool patches available online starting at tiny $3.00 that would make high end designers blush!
SHOP my edit including well known identities Caroline Bosmans, Bobo Choses, Gap Kids and Cotton On as well lesser known patch producers. 
 

PRIDE PATCHES
BY SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS

I absolutely adore this idea of awarding patches to mark milestones in your child's life. Whether they've just moved into a 'big boys bed', started 'kindy' or performed in their first 'music concert'' there's a badge to mark the occasion and give your little one added recognition. 
Add the badges to a favourite blanket, cap or backpack and keep it as a momento for years to come. 
shop 'Pride Patches' here

 

GAP KIDS X Ellen * GIVEAWAY * 

Tell us what item you consider "PATCH WORTHY" to win one of two limited edition GAP KIDS X ELLEN fashion patch sets. Each set contains 11 assorted symbols (shown below) and is valued at $21.95.
comment below to win | entries close 8.2.16 at 7pm | winners announced at 9pm

Good luck and Happy Patching
C x

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