Hailing from the Balearic island Formentera, Tocotó Vintage is the epitome of Founder Marta Navarro herself. A hugely talented woman who not unlike you or I, loves all things vintage, old patterns and vintage childrenswear (as well as a vacation or two on this sun-soaked island! I mean, who can blame her!)
Each collection is a treasure trove of nostalgia, romance and meticulously finished, utterly gorgeous childrenswear and AW19 is no exception.
We caught up with Marta to discuss island life, inspiration and the story behind Tocoto Vintage…
TELL US ABOUT TOCOTO. HOW DID IT ALL COME ABOUT?
8 years ago, when Nil my little one was 1 and my son Jan was 3… They are my motor! Our professional lives had just changed and my husband and I decided to start this amazing adventure.
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND’S NAME?
Tocoto… is one of the first words that Jan said and repeated as a baby… we’d always catch him with a toy train or toy horse repeating the word Tocoto… and vintage because since I was a little girl I always loved the vintage world and universe of old cherished things.
HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?
I don’t… I usually take green tea, love! Jaja! I just need to drink one coffee to go crazy!!
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN SOURCE OF INSPO WHEN DESIGNING A NEW ITEM?
Old pictures…music…old movies…furniture…old patterns too! Finally I love children’s clothes and I always start with a story…our story…
TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN IN FORMENTERA…
It’s not exactly our hometown, but we feel as such! We first visited the little island (we call it this with love) many years ago, and we felt very comfortable and we identified with so much there…
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEA OF THE PERFECT SUNDAY ON THE ISLAND…
Go to our secret Beach…eat something there… spend the day and finally watch the sunset with my family…
FAVOURITE TOCOTO PIECE?
The vintage-inspired dresses… Love all of them.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU – BUSINESS OR PERSONAL – FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR?
Business… Maybe design a women’s collection. Maybe!
Personal… Travel a lot with my family. Travelling makes you wiser and a better person, it opens your heart.
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