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21st edition of Playtime Paris AW17 : Show Report

February 21, 2017

Walking the aisles of Playtime Paris AW17 felt like a welcome escape to the noise of the current climate. It was very encouraging to take in the creative energy, exceptional design and celebrate a bit of diverse creative thinking. The 21st edition of Playtime Paris was special for Pirouette blog with our first Pirouette ‘One to Watch’ awards at the show. In fact it couldn’t have been better timing with the introduction of the ‘New Now” space curated by the designer Deborah Sfez. Continue Reading

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners: Playtime New York

February 15, 2017
Playtime New York Pirouette One to Watch winners

Playtime New York had over 180 labels exhibiting this time round and what a fun and exciting show it was. Arriving from Europe it was really interesting to meet labels from the US, South America and Canada. Once again there were many labels manufacturing in their country of origin with an emphasis on conscientious sourcing. A trend we keep seeing, if it carries on maybe it will just become the norm amongst independent brands! Continue Reading

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Playtime New York: 180 collections under one roof

February 10, 2017
pirouette playtime New York

Playtime New York opens it’s doors at 9am this Sunday 12 February at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building. With over a 180 collections, a seminar on social media storytelling and a celebration by three artists of the themes ‘Shaman’, ‘Party time’ and ‘Daily’ it’s bound to be a fascinating and insightful show. Not to be missed!

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners: Playtime Paris

February 6, 2017
playtime paris awards : winners - Bonjour Lulaland

Playtime Paris had over 500 labels exhibiting this time round so finding the Pirouette One to Watch winners took a bit of footwork, but boy was it worth it. It’s important to say how impressed we were with the brands in the ‘New Now’ space, the emerging talent in this section was really great to see with each label exhibiting their own unique selling points. It was a shame not to have more awards to give out.

Following our London winners here are our Pirouette One to Watch winners from Playtime Paris ‘Children’s Fashion & Accessories’ and ‘Children’s Design’ …  (next stop New York) Continue Reading

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners: Dot to Dot London

January 24, 2017
pirouette winners dot to dot

There was so much emerging talent at Dot to Dot that it made our job of selecting The Ones to Watch very difficult but what a lovely day walking through the show talking with the exhibitors and looking through the collections. So many were producing at their country of origin (in this case mainly the UK), which is great to see. So without further ado here are our Pirouette One to Watch winners from Dot to Dot London for ‘Children’s Fashion & Accessories’ and ‘Children’s Design’ …  Continue Reading

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Young Creative Brands Are Back at Pitti Bimbo – The Show Takes a New Role Of Emerging Trends Incubator

December 14, 2016

Pitti Bimbo will take place in Firenze in about a month (19-21 January 2017). The show is bubbling with three new spaces dedicated to young brands. KidzFIZZ (Pitti Bimbo’s concept laboratory) will have its second edition, while The Nest (niche brands with a high creative content) and Fancy Room (accessories, special design and technology products, for fun, curious lifestyles) will launch for the first time.
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