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.
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!
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!
This group of twelve brands – among the most beautiful and respected names in children’s fashion, have decided to join forces and show at the Hudson Studios, NY from February 12th till 14th.
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.
The 21st edition of Playtime Paris will be opening its doors tomorrow at 9:30am. More than 500 children’s and maternity brands will present their Autumn/Winter 2017/18 collections in the Park Floral. Katie will be there to chose the winner of the Pirouette “One to Watch” Award.
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’ …
So The Nest is a bit tricky to locate but well worth seeing the brands nestled in the lower level of the Padiglione Centrale at Pitti Bimbo you will find a little oasis of select independent labels. The friendly and inviting space is curated by the lovely Dimitra Zavakou founder of Little Pop Up, Berlin.
Young Creative Brands Are Back at Pitti Bimbo – The Show Takes a New Role Of Emerging Trends IncubatorDecember 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.