BANGBANG Copenhagen is a Danish brand, by the two designers Mia Risager and Louise Lundholm, focusing on the playful and creative designs for children age 1 to 8. Mia and Louise gets inspiration from Japanese origami mixed with cool street wear, which makes their design unique and functional. More fun and cool stuff at bangbangcph.dk
Little Scandinavian decided to have a quick chat with the designers behind the brand, designing quirky clothes for children, for a fun and imaginative childhood; And perhaps also for a sophisticated Halloween!?
Do you celebrate Halloween in Denmark?
Mia & Louise: Celebrating Halloween in Denmark is a quite new thing, but the celebration is getting bigger every year and many kids do dress up nowadays.
What do you think about Halloween?
Mia & Louise: It’s always fun to dress up and make costumes. Halloween is so much fun for kids because they get to explore their the dark and scary side. And of course there is all the lovely sweets. The combination is a sure success.
We always use a element of costumes in our design so we always keep our eyes open to creative details in Halloween costumes for inspiration.
Where do you get inspiration for your design?
Mia & Louise: We get inspired from our kids fantastic playful imagination. Art and inspiring people in the streets is a constant inspiration for details in our work.
What are your favourite child and family films?
Mia & Louise: We love to watch Japanese cartoons like Kiki and TOTORO. We think that these movies are just a pleasure to watch for both children and adults. And there is a lot of lovely Swedish and Danish children’s films like Alfons Aaberg.
Do you have any ideas or useful tip for a Halloween party?
Mia & Louise: It is always a success when you make a scary treasurehunt with a lot of funny surprises where kids can use there imagination. And of course the most fantastic cake!
I would love to ask your children what their favourite style from BangBang Copenhagen?
And if they were to have a Halloween party, what would they want to wear?
Mia: My youngest daughter (Oda 5 year) loves to dress like bats, so she love our Batbaby sweatshirt and cap. And I made her a bat costume that she loves to wear.
Louise: My daughter (Liv age 6) love to wear our dresses. Her favorite item season is the Louilou dress. With a big bow. She has decided that both me and her will be witches for this halloween. My son (Orla age 2) loves to wear our baggybaggy pants, because of the softness and big pockets where he can hide toys and secret treasures.
BANGBANG is currently making it’s way into the UK and are taking part in the Alex and Alexa Be our Buyer event.
Why not head over to AlexandAlexa.com if you want to secure a few quirky and cool BANGBANG Copenhagen styles to fantastic and unbelievable festive prices! Just in time for Halloween! (Event ends Monday 22 October 2012.)