Modern Day Teddy Boys
In early 2011 fashion designer Jeffrey Sebelia flipped the notion that boys were to be dressed in sweatpants and baggy jeans by unveiling La Miniatura at the childrens club fashion show ENK in NYC. The collection sold out in two days. Inspired by late 70s through early 80s post punk or as some may recall the Teddy Boys era.
Draped jackets, narrow drainpipe trousers, smart shirts, sleek velvet suits, rowdy striped blazers – all symbols of the Teddy Boys revolution. A revolution that hailed in rockabilly and quickly embraced all forms of music including the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Long looks into each and every piece of La Miniatura produce instant images in our mind of these soulful and spiteful characters from the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s.
This isn’t for the faint of heart or soft core souls, to even call it edgy isn’t truly enough – maybe if we compare it to the legend of rebel without a cause, James Dean or better yet the way Chuck Berry shook the house down with his mad skills guitar licks…either way La Miniatura has shaken things up in the kids fashion world and we love it.
La Miniatura travels all the way up to size 14 so even tween boys can delight in dressing with dignity and high street style. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.laminiaturakids.com .
Photography by Priscilla Reyes
Written by Shannoj Goldberg
Styling by Shannon Goldberg & Priscilla Reyes
On Location in Los Angeles, CA
Modeled by Wynn Goldberg, Gavin Reyes