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A Mouthful of Milk Teeth by Lu Flux


Lu Flux is a delightfully playful and eccentric women’s wear collection based on British eccentricity, and a love of traditional techniques, combined with retrospective design. Renowned for their eclectic use of complex pleating, knitting and patchwork, the company playfully combines one off fabric finds. The latest collection from Lu, entitled a Mouthful of Milk Teeth, is designed for children between 2 and 6 years of age. Each piece in the collection is made to order and hand knitted by local knitters. Produced from locally sourced yarn, styles are complete with mismatched buttons, tassels and crochet detailing. Lu stays true to her colorful and chaotic design aesthetic, as well as her material choice, by working with leftover wool and cotton yarns of varying weights, textures and hues.


Originally from the Isle of White, Lu studied design at Edinburgh College of Art, as well as assisted Bernhard Willhelm in Paris. Showing at London’s eco conscious trade show Estethica, the brand was awarded the Innovation Award in conjunction with the Ethical Fashion Forum, as well as highlighted as ‘Ones to Watch’ by Vauxhall Fashion Scouts. A hoarder by nature, Lu’s collection is a very personal expression of her aesthetic and belief in enjoying the process.


Lu Flux simply couldn’t be anything but English; her eccentric flights of fancy are intrinsically British. The collection is the ubiquitous English, stop motion children’s television program, The Magic Roundabout come to life in Technicolor. The charm of the collection is truly a dreamlike adventure, scattered with childhood memories and cultural metaphors, mixed together Willy Wonky style and coming out the other end of some insane machine, fully formed, totally mad, and completely unique.


It’s impossible not the love this collection, its naive charm totally wins you over, and you cant help but smile just looking at it.


Website: www.luflux.com