There were over 45 labels exhibiting and 400 visitors through the door to this summer’s edition of Dot to Dot London. It was a busy Sunday morning for early bird buyers and press. During other trade shows I was asked multiple times by press and brands what I thought of Dot to Dot and this was my answer.
Playtime Paris added 50 extra brands to this edition of the kid’s fashion and lifestyle trade show. This meant there was an extra annex added on to the show at the North entrance which as it turned out was where we found one of our Pirouette One to Watch winners. This was a vibrant edition with so much to see but let’s introduce you to the Pirouette One to Watch winners in fashion and design at Playtime Paris for ss18.
Put the fact that Pitti Bimbo takes place in the beautiful city of Firenze Florence to one side and Pitti Bimbo 85 was pretty for so many more reasons other than it’s location. Pretty – the Pitti Blooms theme bright, bold and energetic. Pretty – Pero asked us to go pretty in pink for ss18 and Pretty – pretty conversations of support and collaborations within the kids fashion industry. So lets chat about some of the trends, showcase some favourite collections from the show and look at the stats.
Time to sign up if you want to join the dots for the 8th edition of Dot to Dot London taking place this coming Sunday at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. The show is strictly trade only, The SS18 edition of Dot to Dot London will showcase an eclectic selection of children’s fashion, footwear, accessories, toys and homeware as well as our very own Pirouette One to Watch Awards for fashion and design. So if you are curious to see what’s going on at the Vinyl Factory this weekend be sure to register…
Many months ago we started a conversation with Maria – founder of Frida’s Tierchen (see previous post) proposing the idea of Maria creating a Pirouette One to Watch award designed by Frida’s Tierchen for the Summer edition. Fast forward to present day and Maria has successfully put her unique creative stamp on the award by creating a wolf headpiece to be presented to the Pirouette One to Watch winners in fashion and design at Dot to dot London, Playtime Paris and Playtime New York. Let’s find out what Maria considers good kid’s design and what the inspiration was behind her creation.
Tia Cibani Kids Aw17 collection ‘Wallflower’ is rich in colour and texture, diverse in materials and abundant in choice. All reasons why this NY based label was our One to Watch for fashion AW17 at Playtime NY. Tia Cibani is an experienced designer and this is her second foray into kidswear evident from the maturity of the collection. The label launched a couple of years a go and runs parallel to the Tia Cibani womenswear line. After speaking with Tia at Playtime NY it was evident how much she enjoys the children’s fashion industry and designing/producing fashion for kids. Bold, complex and with a hint of tribal ethnic roots, a beautiful collection from a talented lady. Let’s find out more from Tia.
Loopy Mango recently crossed over into the world of children’s design by creating a mini range of their popular DIY knitwear boxes. The pieces are gorgeously super chunky which on a little kid looks incredibly cute. Lets face it chunky is in for Aw17, and you don’t get much more chunky than Loopy Mangos fabulous range. The mini DIY kits themeselves are brilliantly giftable, bright and fun. Unbelievably the new mini DIY knit kits aren’t currently stocked in Europe, though this is bound to change very soon. Find out more about the AW17 Pirouette One to Watch winners for design – Playtime New York.
Bonjour are our One to Watch winners for design at Playtime Paris AW17. It’s of no surprise this label has amassed a large social media following with the stylist, designer and founder Anne Millet’s inspiring and captivating style. The Petite chamber noire (the little dark room) collection for Aw17 makes reference to the cinematographic and photographic world, creating a contrasted but subtle atmosphere as a photographer might reveal colours on photographic prints in a dark room. Wonderful moss greens and warm nudes are backgrounds to beautiful hand-block printed vintage flowers. We fell in love with the home linen, mattresses, quilts and the exquisite green in this collection. Let’s find out more about Bonjour, it’s designer and founder and share a sneak peek of Petite chambre noire.