Super Stylish Made-in-Seattle Clothing for Kids

Clothing designer Reina Acab’s new line takes kidswear beyond classic pink and baby blue
Ali Brownrigg  |   August 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Designer Reina Acab (center) with Benicio and Frankie

Recent Seattle Pacific University apparel program graduate Reina Acab is a rare breed of designer. She’s interested in pushing boundaries with her garments, but mindful of the needs of her audience, which, with her new line, Même, happens to be the 1- to 7-year-old set. With edgy silhouettes (drop-crotch pants) and a minimalist color palette (all black, and black and white stripes), Même caters equally to boys and girls (même means “same” in French). Acab, who also has a menswear line called Le Nôtre, focuses on elongating and widening her pieces so that “parents don’t need to buy a size bigger—the clothing will grow with their kids,” she explains. Additionally, the West Seattle–based designer chooses fabrics that feel good—including jersey with a high thread count and 100 percent cotton—and are perfect for sensitive skin. The first Même collection consists of 12 pieces, including comfy Cloud pants ($58) and shorts ($54); three shirts ($36 each), each with a cool back panel, like a tux tail; and a leather T-shirt ($80). Available online only at memekidswear.com and at swopboard.com.

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