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Playtime New York #17 preview

August 4, 2018
Playtime New York #17

This time it’s New York’s turn to host Playtime, the show kicks off this Sunday 5th and runs until Tuesday 7th August. Pirouette will be there to cover Playtime NY #17 and look for our final Pirouette One to Watch Award Winners for the SS19 season. 180 brands will be exhibiting this edition with 30% first time exhibitors. We’re looking forward to seeing stylist Mariah Walker’s interpretation of the trend spaces and Earnshaw’s panel on Tuesday morning 8am. The bright and early start means brands will be able to attend this valuable topic ‘Be the Buyer’.

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Show Report: Playtime Paris #24 SS19

July 9, 2018
Bobo choses - Playtime Paris #24 show report

The 24th edition of Playtime Paris was an expansive show with a large range of new and existing brands to try and see. Whilst the show was jam packed with some great collections it was also incredibly hot! Playtime Paris #24 saw an increase in super stands, super strong lifestyle sections and quality marketing gestures making for super brand awareness.

For this report we look at the Coming to America seminar, the balance between a no picture policy and immediacy of collection awareness, plus we share some Pirouette #CoupDeCoeur from the show.

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Time for Playtime Paris. 30 June – 2 July, 24th edition.

June 30, 2018
Screen Capture: Modern Beauty?

This Saturday Playtime Paris will open the doors to their 24th edition. This edition has a whopping 54o brands exhibiting, 100 of which are exhibiting for the first time so there will certainly be a lot to look at! Playtime also has a number of fantastic projects during the three days including our very own Screen Capture exhibition, this time exploring Modern beauty. Let’s have a quick look at what’s going on at the 24th edition of Playtime Paris  Continue Reading

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Pitti Bimbo 87 video diary – DAY 2

June 25, 2018
Pucci breakfast at Pitti Bimbo 87

Day 2 at Pitti Bimbo 87 includes breakfast at Pucci and and an interview with Laudomia Pucci, Image Director of Pucci, and Mila Zegna Baruffa of Simonetta, followed by catwalk shows: Kidz Fizz and the Apartment, we talk to Maria Julia, stylist for both shows. Plus an interview with Emi Sakuma buyer at Isetan, and the journalist Maria Jose Cayuela of blogmodabebe. Finally we end up at the P.O.P themed party hosted by Pitti Bimbo. Continue Reading

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Pitti Bimbo 87 video diary – DAY 1

June 21, 2018
Children's fashion from Spain

Day 1 at Pitti Bimbo 87 includes an interview with the buying team from Childrensalon. We have coverage of The ‘Children’s Fashion from Spain’ catwalk show. Plus we chat to the effervescent Petra Barkhof from Kidswear magazine about the launch of her new Scimparello magazine. In the evening we talk to Piero Iacomoni, President of Italian label Monnalisa whilst enjoying their beautiful garden party in the heart of Florence.

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Screen Capture: Modern Beauty?

June 17, 2018
Screen capture exhibition. Modern Beauty? at Playtime Paris.

Pirouette returns to Playtime Paris to curate the second edition of the Screen Capture series. This time the exhibition explores the theme of Modern Beauty.

Beauty… physical, nature, behaviour, in a world where we can now add a filter, instantly display our like or dislike, and add our comment. We ask a group of illustrators to join the Screen Capture exhibition in exploring the theme of ‘Modern Beauty’ by creating an original piece of work for showing at Playtime Paris. Open to the artist’s interpretation with no interference by Pirouette, the resulting artwork seems reassuringly gentle.  Continue Reading

Pirouette One to Watch awards

#Pirouette12Watch Winner AW19: Novel Walk

June 10, 2018

It’s important children’s shoes are comfortable, durable and if they can look rather wonderful in the process even better. Spanish label Novel Walk do just this, good quality manufacturing, sensible yet beautiful and very cool. They also have the most clever, eye catching photography campaigns. Definitely a label to check out if you are at Pitti 87 and Playtime Paris this coming season. We chat with designer and co founder Cati Ferragut to find out more about this little shoe label with huge potential!

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New One to Watch Awards SS19 designed by Lore Laporte – Pitti Bimbo, Dot to Dot, Playtime NY

June 5, 2018

With the show season about to start Pirouette is just about ready for a new round of One to Watch awards. As with last season we are looking for stand out young brands starting at Pitti Bimbo, Florence, then on to Dot to Dot in London, and finally Playtime, New York.

This season we have enlisted the special talent of Lore Laporte to design our Award. With her child like humour we were hoping to get something a little unconventional. We were not disappointed… Read on to learn more about Lore Laporte. Continue Reading

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Pirouette Pitti Bimbo 87

May 31, 2018

Show season is fast approaching! This upcoming season Pirouette will be covering Pitti Bimbo 87 with a video diary over the three days, complete with interviews, what SS19 collections to look out for, catwalk show edits, events coverage, and more… The Pitti Bimbo 87 theme this time round is Optical Power so it’s bound to be bold and bright and beautiful in the city of Firenze, Italy Firenze, Italy. Thurs 21 June – Sat 23 June.

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