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Katie Kendrick

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Pitti Bimbo 88 video diary – set up day

January 17, 2019

Behind the scenes at Children’s Fashion for Spain rehearsals

We talk to Pablo Conde from ICEX about the Children’s Fashion from Spain fashion show at Pitti Bimbo and the promotion of Spanish brands. Plus we have a quick peek behind the scenes at rehearsals for their runway show on Thursday. Continue Reading

Trade Shows

PITTI BIMBO 88: Jan 17 -19 2019, what’s on?

January 14, 2019

On Thursday the 17th of January the extravaganza that is Pitti Bimbo 88 kicks off the children’s fashion calendar with over 500 collections being exhibited. What’s inside The PITTI BOX? We take a look at what’s on over the three days of the Italian children’s fashion and lifestyle trade show.

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Trade Shows

New Screen Capture: Parent & Child interviews revisited. Playtime Paris exhibition 2019

January 10, 2019
Screen capture: Mother & child interviews revisited - Paris Playtime

Screen Capture exhibition:
Parent and Child interviews revisited.
January 26 – 28 2019

In a fast-paced ever-changing world it’s important to occasionally stop and reflect on things done, and experiences shared. Pirouette’s Parent & Child interviews provide a snapshot in time of both the parent and their child. For the new Pirouette Screen Capture exhibition at Playtime Paris we ask a group of past participants to revisit their original interviews. With the children now in their teens, and the parents a little older they consider some new questions and reflect on their original answers. Continue Reading

Business Trade Shows

Pirouette Video Diary:

January 8, 2019
Pirouette video diary Pitti Bimbo 88

Whether you are inside the box looking out, or outside looking in Pirouette Editor Katie Kendrick invites you to join her during three days of this enigmatic International children’s fashion and lifestyle show. Reporting all the news from the 88th edition of Pitti Bimbo with Pirouette’s video diary keeping you up to date on everything happening in Florence during this huge childrenswear event. From collections to keep an eye on, not to be missed interviews with fashion designers and industry operators, plus coverage of the fashion shows and events taking place at Pitti and throughout the city. Be sure to tune in!

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One to Watch awards

New Season:

January 7, 2019

The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are back for the AW19 trade show selling season starting in Florence at Pitti Bimbo’88 with Pirouette Editor Katie Kendrick. Then it’s out to the States for Playtime, New York with blog founder Florence Rolando, and finally we head to the UK for Dot to Dot, London. So let us do the hard work and keep a watch out for the winning brands!

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Mood of the day

2018 Insiders Year End Review

December 29, 2018
Mariah Walker, Fashion Editor/Stylist

So what were the names to remember from 2018. Our kid’s wear insiders have chosen from their favourite brands, artists, websites, cultural hits and share with us the things they are looking forward to in 2019.

So let’s start with part 1 of our 2 part Pirouette’s Insider Year End Review.

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Family Travel

Travel: Scimparello goes to NYC & LA, work or play?

December 7, 2018
Scimparello magazine Petra Barkhof

Petra Barkhof children’s fashion stylist & editor today releases her second edition of Scimparello Magazine. Going back in time to a very very hot August in NYC what a pleasure to share the Big Apple experience with Petra and gang.

We worked a lot, moaned about the heat a lot, laughed, danced and sang a lot. It’s all a balance. Petra tells us all about what she got up to this summer…

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Reebok Classic x The Animals Observatory.

November 28, 2018
Reebok v The Animals Observatory

Reebok high tops were a classic staple in my house as a child. Slim fitting with ankle support the Reebok high top was hugely appreciated by this lanky narrow footed child. Plus they added that extra cool to the BMX biking look that I was carefully cultivating at the time. So news of Barcelona based children’s clothing label The Animals Observatory collaborating with Reebok Classics on some sneakers was rather exciting. Laia Aguilar adds her clear and covetable design signature with a distinct rich colour palette and cool child friendly vibe to these much loved Reebok classics.

We have a brief chat with the designer and co-founder of The Animals Observatory Laia Aguilar about the collaboration ahead of the launch on 1 December.

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