Innocent World is not a brand that heavily relies on explosions of sugary treats and ponies for their prints. Dresses and skirts tend to incorporate more subtle colors and details, such as petite crowns or roses. Because of this, it's nice to see an original print done right. Not only is the print unique of other brands (a la other Vampire Requiem and Sugary Carnival-esque patterns). Though other brands such as Metamorphose have released teddy bear prints, Innocent World's portray is quite unique in my opinion. I think it's a really cute idea to have teddy bears running around trying on hats and playing with mice. This also gives the design a sense of movement that directs your eyes around the border of the jsk or skirt. Also, it appears that a great amount of attention is payed to the actual colors used in the print. The available colorways are pink, chocolate and black, which all draw accent colors from the print itself. From the dark pink in the ribbon, to the black eyes of the bears, each colorway compliments the design.
Because the case for most of us involves only drooling over brand items like jsks and ops, we must satisfy ourselves with smaller brand splurges. That's why I really appreciate when brands also include smaller, less pricey items made from the same print. Here, IW has included the standard head bow and socks, but also a screen-printed tote, drawstring pouch and key chain to choose from.
So overall, things I like:
- Interesting take on print, interesting interrations
- Pleasing color combination, also unique
More questionable things: what is going on with this key chain? Talk about a (cute) amoeba!
Overall I feel this print is very successful and would be a classic addition to any Lolita's wardrobe.