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Kids aloud at London Fashion week?

September 28, 2018

Pirouette recently attended Mini Mode’s second edition of their multi-brand runway show in London. Like the first show earlier in the year both have taken place at the same time as London’s Fashion Week essentially piggybacking the grownup’s party. The show wasn’t without it’s difficulties and we may even question whether London needs such a show after most buyers have already closed their books. But maybe it’s about more than that, we speak with organiser and founder Amanda Rabor to discover how this second edition went, what her vision is for the show, and what she makes of the current UK childrenswear market . Continue Reading

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Travel Journal: Efvva attend Playtime Tokyo for the first time

September 17, 2018

Polish label Efvva recently travelled to Japan to take part in Playtime Tokyo for the first time. The purpose of the trip was business but obviously the culture and style was not to be missed. The Japanese economy is enjoying a steady and long period of growth, however this isn’t the case in the children’s clothing market with household consumption continuing to decline and the birth rate at its lowest. That said designer and founder Ewa Wrobel-Hultqvist shares with Pirouette her very positive business and cultural experiences from her time spent in the Japanese capital.

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NUNUNU X TUTU DU MONDE – Opposites Attract!

September 11, 2018
Nununu x Tutu du Monde

So it’s true… opposites do attract! On the 1st of October 2018 skull loving minimalist’s label Nununu and ethereal Australian tutu makers Tutu Du Monde will launch a collaborative capsule collection, tag line ‘Where wonder, whimsy and dainty ballerinas meet bad-ass minimalist designs’.

Back in February at Playtime Paris we spoke with Shelly Ziv (Nununu brand officer) to gain a little preview of the collaboration.Watch Shelly’s interview to find out what brought these polar opposites together…

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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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English at Your Desk & Little Creative Factory:

June 28, 2018
Clare, Cristina & Little Creative factory team

Like it or hate, the English language is key to communicating/ trading in the International market. Good communications skills translate to sales, poor communication skills cause confusion and hesitancy that can result in lost sales.

Last Summer Cristina Fernandez designer and founder of Spanish based slow fashion label Little Creative Factory decided to invite Clare Posnack of English At Your Desk over to Barcelona for a four week stint in house. Clare’s task was to help improve the business English skills of the Little Creative Factory team. In recent years Little Creative Factory has undergone huge expansion, and is now stocked in over 30 countries. Because of her increased International client base Cristina felt it was important to invest in improving her team’s English skills. So what did English at Your Desk do for Little Creative Factory? Lets find out more. Continue Reading

COMING SOON Culture Trade Shows

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

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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

Interviews Mood of the day Parent & Child interviews

Mom Joyce Heere, and child models Romy (7yrs) & Mauro (9yrs)

June 1, 2018
Romy Heere - child model

Joyce Heere is mom to two children, Mauro (9 yrs) and Romy who has Down syndrome (7yrs) they live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Joyce is a single mom and her two children love to model and act. Romy goes to a regular elementary school in Amsterdam where she has got lots of friends. Since the day Romy was born, she loves to be the centre of attention. She loves to be photographed and model. Her brother was signed with a model agency but sadly all of the big agencies in Holland have refused Romy because of her Down syndrome. But this is not stopping her from dreaming. Continue Reading

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#Pirouette12Watch AW19 Design Winner: Mini Wallers – Dot to Dot London

May 29, 2018

The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are about finding and highlighting some of the best emerging talent working in children’s fashion and design. We take our time to search through the many eye catching labels at Pitti Bimbo, Dot to Dot London and Playtime New York. There are many reasons a product, brand or collection captures our imagination and enthusiasm, whether it is with engaging design, responsible and sustainable manufacturing or a unique and original approach.

In our first AW19 Pirouette One To Watch Winner interview we are delighted to introduce you to Katie & Han (sisters and duo) behind the eye catching and imaginative childrens design company Mini Wallers. Mini Wallers create circular dreamlike wall decals. Through these multi-themed portholes Mini Wallers invites a child’s imagination to awake and create! In fact on some of their promo cards children have written their own stories. Clever, fun, engaging and a very good price point. Lets find out more about our winners Mini Wallers…

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