Nelvana Enterprises and The Clifford Ross Company have teamed up with the Danish design company Soulland for a collection of Babar menswear that will be featured at Colette in Paris.
The menswear collection, based on Jean de Brunoff’s drawings of the iconic elephant in a green suit, will be available April 1.
“I have been a fan of Babar and his universe since I was 4 years old, so it was a great honor being able to work on this collaboration,” says Silas Adler, chief executive officer, Soulland and designer of the collection. “I was particularly inspired by a story from the first book where Babar goes to the tailor to get his first suit–a bright green suit.”
Comprised of shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and shorts, the collection will launch exclusively at Colette April 1. To promote the line, Colette will dedicate its window to Babar and rename its famous water bar the Water Babar.
Colette plans to make the collection available at other stores later in the spring, including Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles, Goodhood in London, Hunting & Collecting in Brussels and Soto et Voo in Berlin.