Rylee + Cru AW20: Enchanted Forest
Rylee + Cru is a gorgeous childrenswear collection founded by Californian illustrator Kelli Murray and designed in the United States, drawing inspiration from her own young family. There is an inherently vintage feel to her collections; each garment is hand-dyed and super soft making the clothes as comfortable as they are beautiful to wear.
Their latest collection, entitled 'Enchanted Forest' draws inspiration from enchantment and the extraordinary imagination of children, a magical place that reveals a world of mystery. Cast your mind back to being a child, running through the forest, building forts and becoming fairies in a kingdom surrounded by wild life where mushrooms and wild flowers form a pretty blanket on the forest floor. This collection is just SO PERFECT for Autumn!
Drop 1 launched to much excitement last week, lots of you were poised to secure this season's must-have pieces as soon as it went live with several items already completely sold out in all sizes, thank you so much for your support!
Some of the most popular print patterns this season were the mushrooms (in which only 1 dress in an 8-9 remains) and my personal favourite the dark floral, sold out in the bubble romper but still available in the kids hazel dress age 6-7 and 8-9 and the mama tiered skirt available in all sizes from small up to extra large. It is such a pretty midi length tiered ruffle skirt with high slit at front left and elastic waistband. I'm pretty sure one is going to walk its way into my wardrobe!
The mama collection was hard to resist this season so we have lots more online - skirts, dresses, blouses, jumpers and cardigans and even a coat that all coordinate beautifully with the children's line if twinning is your thing! The longline plaid coat has been especially popular across both kid and mama, its such a beauty! The kids version is seen below, sold out in the smallest and biggest sizes but still available in all of those in-between. A long wool blend plaid coat with notched collar, dropped shoulder seam, one single hidden snap closure at the chest and two front pockets, keeping warm never looked so good!
Rylee and Cru are particularly good at baby and some really beautiful knits sit alongside the rompers and bloomers. The hooded baby sweater-coat looks so cosy and is available in two colour-ways, oat and goldenrod - the intricate honeycomb knit pattern is just so pretty and when my own were little I found a hood was often easier to pop up than battling an on then off then on then off again hat!
Pretty and easy to wear dresses abound this season, the cotton jersey acorns and fairies are fab for every day play and I love the asymmetric ruffle that is found on the dark floral and flannel hazel dresses.
Ethically produced and sustainably made using only natural fibres and dyes, these clothes are made to worn, well-loved and then shared with others. It's how fashion should be and is at the very core of our own values when sourcing beautiful brands to share with you.
Drop 1 is online now with drop 2 to follow soon, stay tuned to our instagram account for further news and sneak peaks.
We are thrilled to announce that our shop in Brighton's vibrant North Laine has re-opened! For anyone already familiar with the store, things are a little bit different - we've had a bit of a re-jig and pared back the product available to make for a better and safer shopping experience. There are still lots of really wonderful things to choose from and you will find a carefully curated collection of toys, books and homewares together with new season clothing from Bobo Choses and Mini Rodini plus Gray Label, Poudre Organic and Liewood.
We are reviewing opening days and times on a week by week basis so do check ahead of making a long journey to see us, we hope to see you soon!