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Trade Show Report: Creative Playtime New York SS18

September 5, 2017
Creative Playtime New York SS18 Press corner Aurelie Andres

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the New York edition of Playtime. Playtime New York 15th edition was fun, friendly and colourful as was the greeting that met visitors at the entrance, with a fruity Haru stuck on design installation created by artist Aurelie Andres. Interestingly the Baltic states were well represented amongst the strong contingent of creative and sophisticated kid’s fashion and design on show. We take a look at some of the collections and products at the show. Continue Reading

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Trade Show Report: Vibrant Playtime Paris ss18

August 23, 2017
Milk magazine pop up

In some cases the rain can be positive and quenches a thirst. In this the 22nd edition of Playtime Paris with it’s extensive range of kid’s fashion and lifestyle collections Playtime certainly delivered a vast and varied array for the visitors to soak up. There were over 520 collections, 400 of which came from outside France. A vibrant colourful edition for ss18, we look at the increase in Chinese buyers, the trend of Magazines crossing over to retail and we share some favourite fashion and lifestyle collections with a selection of images from the show. Continue Reading

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners ss18: Playtime New York

August 15, 2017

Pirouette hearts New York! This summers edition was a fantastic and visually creative hub of kid’s fashion and design. We were amazed to see a strong presence of Lithuanion and Latvian labels exhibiting at the New York show each with an original and distinct brand identity . Throughout the Sunday it was great to see our Pirouette One to Watch winners in Fashion and Design receiving a lot of well deserved attention from the visitors. So here we go, a brief introduction to the winners of our Pirouette One to Watch at Playtime New York for Fashion, & Design.

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Heading to Playtime New York: what to look out for! SS18

August 4, 2017
Sticky Lemon by Rilla go Rilla

Over 200 labels will be exhibiting at the Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building for the summer edition of Playtime New York commencing this Sunday the 6th of August. The three day show is a bit of a favourite here at Pirouette. It will be lovely to see new collections by old friends and find some great new discoveries. I will be at the show on the look out for the Pirouette One to Watch emerging brands in fashion and design. As I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many brands that have already exhibited in Europe and are also showing in Playtime New York we thought we would share some of our favourites so you can  look out for them this weekend. Continue Reading

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“Ich bin ein Berliner!” First impressions of Playtime Berlin

July 28, 2017
Playtime Berlin first edition

Playtime launched their brand new and highly anticipated Berlin show on the 5th of July. Starting a new venture is exciting and a little nerve wrecking but as much as you plan or anticipate the launch it’s not until afterwards when you can look back and really take it in. We had so many questions about the new show so we had a chat with the Playtime team and in the process discover how the launch went for the team. We also spoke to the exhibitors to get their first impressions of the all new Playtime Berlin show , Nici Zinell (Noe Zoe), Emma Watson (Little Hotdog Watson), Lula Aldunate (Lulaland) and Laura Egloff (Veleveteen)

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Show Report: Dot to Dot, London SS18

July 19, 2017
Dot to Dot London ss18

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. Continue Reading

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners ss18: Playtime Paris

July 15, 2017

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.

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Trade Show Report: Pretty Pitti Bimbo 85

July 6, 2017
Pitti Bimbo 85

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.

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Pirouette One to Watch Winners SS18: Dot to Dot, London

June 29, 2017

What a busy Sunday morning at the Vinyl factory for Dot to Dot London. Although the exhibitor numbers were very slightly down for this edition compared with January, visitors certainly appeared to be on the up. Buyers, press, and stylists alike dotting about the stands made for a fun buzz at this little independent show taking place in the lovely brick lined venue of the Vinyl factory, Soho. Dot to Dot has become a great resource for press, buyers and stylists on the search for something a little new on their doorstep in London. Thankfully, colour is making it’s way steadily back into kid’s fashion with warm toned reds, yellows, orange and blues. The exhibitors had some wonderful products and collections at the show, (lots to write about later). But here are our winning brands of the Pirouette One to Watch for ss18 at Dot to Dot London. Continue Reading

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Sign up to join the DOTS ! – Dot To Dot London

June 22, 2017
Dot to Dot London 25-26 June 017 children's fashion and design trade show

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… Continue Reading