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Travel: Scimparello goes to NYC & LA, work or play?

December 7, 2018
Scimparello magazine Petra Barkhof

Petra Barkhof children’s fashion stylist & editor today releases her second edition of Scimparello Magazine. Going back in time to a very very hot August in NYC what a pleasure to share the Big Apple experience with Petra and gang.

We worked a lot, moaned about the heat a lot, laughed, danced and sang a lot. It’s all a balance. Petra tells us all about what she got up to this summer…

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Reebok Classic x The Animals Observatory.

November 28, 2018
Reebok v The Animals Observatory

Reebok high tops were a classic staple in my house as a child. Slim fitting with ankle support the Reebok high top was hugely appreciated by this lanky narrow footed child. Plus they added that extra cool to the BMX biking look that I was carefully cultivating at the time. So news of Barcelona based children’s clothing label The Animals Observatory collaborating with Reebok Classics on some sneakers was rather exciting. Laia Aguilar adds her clear and covetable design signature with a distinct rich colour palette and cool child friendly vibe to these much loved Reebok classics.

We have a brief chat with the designer and co-founder of The Animals Observatory Laia Aguilar about the collaboration ahead of the launch on 1 December.

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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