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#Pirouette12Watch Award Winner Interview: Ari London

September 21, 2018
Ari London

Fatimah Hussain is the designer and founder of Ari London. Our Pirouette One to Watch Award winner from Dot to Dot London believes that luxury and sustainability are qualities that should go hand in hand. An attitude that the big luxury labels seem to continue in having a selective approach to. Fatima has two design/production studios, one in the heart of London, the other in Scotland, both providing flexible working for the production workers. This is a young luxury label with clean lines, sustainable, sophisticated fabric and a boss that wants to challenge the norm. Lets meet Fatimah and find out more….

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Trade Show Report: Playtime New York #17

September 4, 2018
Playtime NY Trend Spaces Mariah Walker

New York was hot and humid but inside this Big Apple edition of Playtime it was lovely and cool. Cool enough in fact for the exhibitors to be wrapped in scarves, yet still smiling. You can’t win Playtime ;-) Teasing over, this is a nice show and the perfect size to incubate a friendly creative environment which in turn allows for good communication between press, buyers and brands. And never underestimate what good communication can bring during the trade shows – sales, collaborations, information gathering and friendships. Continue Reading

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Pirouette One To Watch Winners AW18 Interview: Devon’s Drawer

August 23, 2018
Devon's Drawer AW18

Sustainability, organic production and quality with the possibility of longevity are why Devon’s Drawer were our Pirouette One To Watch Award Winners (Fashion AW18) at Playtime NY back in February this year. Flash forward in the childrenswear calendar and they are ready to launch their exquisite heirloom AW18 collection on-line from the 24th of August.

The pieces are made from beautiful organic fabrics, some featuring gorgeous cotton lining (equally organic). Just make sure to look out for the plaid recycled wool bomber! This is a family business Mother and daughters creating children’s garments to be passed to and from siblings and through generations. Let’s find out more from our award winners Devon’s Drawer
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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

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