Chris Kontos & Alana Tiller

A Golden Team

Goldie + Ace is the brainchild of fashion retail buyer Alana Tiller (Adairs) and fashion designer Chris Kontos (Creative Director of Adelaide Fashion Festival). This collaboration is bringing back the innocence and pure imagination in kids fashion.

With images of celebrity children dressed up as parent mini-me’s flood the Internet, a tide has definitely changed in the kids fashion world. Social media is flooded with the likes of Kim Kardashian’s 4 year old in Baby Balmain and Dj Khaled’s son repping a $100k Frank Muller watch for his first birthday. The world of child fashion sometimes neglects child innocence.

Seeing the need for kids to play and run in clothing that reflects their age and imaginations rather than an adult trend,  Chris and Alana Tiller have teamed up to fill this gap in the market through exceptional quality threads with a cool whimsical vibe.

‘We wanted to create something so cute that would let kids be kids, rather than looking like adults,’ says Alana of the debut collection.

 

Catering to sizes zero up to four, the collection features stunning hand-illustrated prints by local artists of sloths and llamas. Each animal print has a character description, adding a uniquely fun touch to every piece.

The label also has T-shirts, one piece rompers, pants, super soft terry sweaters and wraps, and it promises the designs will not shrink, stretch, fade or pull (or bobble). The range is predominantly made of pure cotton with some baby pieces in ultra fine Merino wool knits. Goldie + Ace is also manufactured by Oeko Tex certified skilled artisans, meaning no harmful substances are used in the production.

‘Our philosophy is one of quality over quantity, buy less, wear it more and pass it on,” Chris says.’

Meet Palmer:

Palmer isn’t your average llama, she prides herself on standing out from the crowd. She is a passionate animal rights activist who also happens to be a bow tie connoisseur, an aspiring poet, and great cook. Palmer loves entertaining for her friends and hopes to somehow change the world, even just a tiny bit. She secretly dreams of becoming an award-winning travel writer, adventuring to far off places. Beautifully hand illustrated Palmer is printed on a soft cotton slub jersey.

This is Eddie:

You probably couldn’t meet a more relaxed, easy going sloth than Eddie. He is fine with the fact his bins go out more than he does and loves nothing more than a night in on the couch with UberEATS and the Kardashians. His kind, peaceful nature infuses into those around him and he is pretty much always smiling. He dreams of one day getting fit and creating his own social media fitness empire, if only he didn’t sleep so much…. In the mean-time, he’s pretty stoked to be featured in Goldie + Ace’s debut collection. Beautifully hand illustrated Eddie is printed on a soft cotton slub jersey.

Say Hello to Ronald:

Ronald loves a good scarf. He also loves a good haircut, and is never seen sporting anything but a fantastic coif and a fabulous outfit. Being extremely well put together is all part of Ronald’s job as an in-demand fashion stylist and aspiring socialite. One day he hopes to start his own fashion label made completely with certified ethical and environmentally sustainable Mongolian cashmere. In the meantime, he’s thrilled to be featured in Goldie + Ace’s first collection. Beautifully hand illustrated Ronald is printed on a soft cotton terry.

The Goldie + Ace debut collection is available exclusively online at goldieandace.com

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