So The Nest is a bit tricky to locate but well worth seeing the brands nestled in the lower level of the Padiglione Centrale at Pitti Bimbo you will find a little oasis of select independent labels. The friendly and inviting space is curated by the lovely Dimitra Zavakou founder of Little Pop Up, Berlin.
Young Creative Brands Are Back at Pitti Bimbo – The Show Takes a New Role Of Emerging Trends IncubatorDecember 14, 2016
Pitti Bimbo will take place in Firenze in about a month (19-21 January 2017). The show is bubbling with three new spaces dedicated to young brands. KidzFIZZ (Pitti Bimbo’s concept laboratory) will have its second edition, while The Nest (niche brands with a high creative content) and Fancy Room (accessories, special design and technology products, for fun, curious lifestyles) will launch for the first time.
Now in it’s 8th edition Dot to Dot – the UK based trade show for design led independent children’s brands will be opening it’s doors on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of January at The Vinyl Factory, behind Carnaby street. Over 40 brands will be exhibiting this edition. We find out a little more about the show that’s just keeps growing.
The next edition of Playtime Paris will start Sunday January 24 and close Tuesday January 26. Children’s wear will thus be fully integrated in the Parisian calendar of international trade shows such as Maison & Objet and Who’s Next. Focus on the new clothing brands that will make their entrance at Playtime Paris.
After every visit to Playtime Paris, I come back home energised and very keen to write about all the wonderful things I’ve seen. An increasingly hard task, as the show keeps growing, while maintaining its selection at a high level of quality and creativity. This means alleys and alleys of beautiful and interesting collections to view (originally posted on July 9, 2015).
Lats week end I had the pleasure to attend Playtime in New York. Playtime is the world’s largest trade show network for children’s collections. It is THE place for all amazing children related products and this year, the New York edition celebrated it’s 10th birthday.
About 450 brands presented their F/W 15-16 at Playtime Paris last week, and nearly 100 were exhibiting for the very first time. Clothes, shoes, design…how was this edition and what are the names that created the buzz?
Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440 international brands around children’s fashion/decor and maternity. Here’s a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the creation of the show in 2006.