Los Angeles — WeWe Clothing, which recently made its debut as an ethnic-fashion-inspired line for boys and girls, has added adult-sized apparel to its offerings, as well as expanded its collection of children’s clothes.
Previously exclusively for children ages 1 to 5, WeWe has applied the colorful, fun and hip style it used on its tot-sized pieces to maxi dresses for women and tunics for both men and women.
“We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the children’s line, and our clients are asking for clothing for adults, too,” said Folake Kuye, WeWe’s creator and designer. “They have picked up the children’s clothes and said, ‘This would look great in adult sizes.’”
Dress customers may have them custom made in one of three styles and one of five colors, including tribal prints. The tunics, available in both waist and above-the-knee lengths, are available in moss and white for men and midnight, lilac and lime for women. Fabrics in the adult line are organic. Price points start at $120 for the dresses and $65 for the tunics.
The adult clothing adds to WeWe’s already popular children’s line, which has also been expanded to include unisex organic-cotton T-shirts; leggings, skirts and three new styles of dresses; and unisex waist- and above-the-knee-length tunics.
Pronounced “weh-weh” which means “the little ones” in Yoruba, the language of one of the three main tribes of Nigeria, West Africa, the mix-and-match items stay true to the brand’s playful yet practical theme while evoking worldly, bohemian panache.
The T-shirts, in an usual V-neck style, are long enough to withstand washing and shrinking and still be able to be tucked into bottoms. They and the leggings come in five colors: midnight, fog, soot, forest and bark.
The dresses are organic and featured in new bohemian and tribal prints. The new unisex tunics are available in vibrant lime and midnight. And the skirts come in the colors denim, frosting and sunflower bright contrasting details.
While the new items are not tied to a season due to Southern California’s year-round climate, Kuye says several pieces, particularly the children’s T-shirts, will be popular for Spring 2009.
“The colors that we have are very different and vibrant, especially for kids,” said Kuye. “We’re not the traditional ‘boys wear blue and girls wear pink’ clothing. Boys are allowed to wear the different lengths of tunics in whatever color they want. And we’re excited to expand this versatility to our adult line.”
The clothing is currently for sale on the company’s Web site, www.weweclothing.com.
WeWe Clothing is a fashion line for boys and girls ages 1 to 5, as well as men and women. Inspired by the clothing of Nigeria, it combines ethnic appeal with exceptional versatility in a fun, vibrant and bohemian style. WeWe Clothing is a supporter of Jenny’s Light (www.jennyslight.org), a non-profit organization that brings awareness to post-partum depression. The clothing is currently for view and sale at www.weweclothing.com.