I discovered Marmalade Ho by complete accident (thanks to a typo and Google), but I’m glad my atrocious spelling led me to perhaps the cutest thing in fashion I have ever seen.
Who could not fall in love with the Helix Cat and Runny Mouse prints? And Bunny Bang Bang, well that’s just genius. Even more bizarre than these adorable prints, is perhaps the story behind how they came about. Click on “What Ever Happened to Marmelade Ho?” and you get the story of a “deceptively cute looking girl living in a place called Clone town. She’s a creative individual in a dull town full of chain shops which are full of the same mass produced rubbish.” The story goes on to explain how she fell into her drawings and met Iik- iik, Mii-ow and Bunny Bang Bang.
It’s all utterly bizarre, adorably imaginative and wonderfully kitsch– well worth checking out.