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.
The Knit Planet’s rail really grabbed our attention at Dot to Dot London this Summer with their beautiful rich colour palette of machine washable knits for kids. Over and over again I heard visitors and exhibitors at the show use the phrase ” I wish that knitted jumpsuit was in my size”. Always a testament to the appreciation of a collection! This is not only a super wearable collection that can spread across seasons but once you get to see and touch the garments in person you can’t help but fall in love with them. Micky and Nicky Wang, the founders of the label work together as a team in both life and business. Nikky designing the collection whilst Micky focuses on marketing and sales. So let’s have a chat to our #Pirouette12Watch winners for fashion ss18 at Dot to Dot London, and find out more…
Life is amazing really, you never know what’s round the corner or where it will take you. For example if I were to go back in time to Australia and ask an 8 year old Scott McInerney what he’d like to be when he’s older, I’m sure the reply would not have been ‘I’m going to design elasticated heeled baby shoes (comfortable and clever) and make lots of them, say 2000 a day in my own factory in Brazil’. It’s fascinating how from a little seed of an idea an international business can grow. We chat with Tip Toey Joey founders Ana & Scott McInerney to find out more about the business, manufacturing in Brazil and of course what makes a good kids shoe.
The Animals Observatory burst on to the scene last year surrounded with the sort of excitement and buzz reserved for rumours of a Kate Bush comeback. This is of course in large part due to the high regard the industry has for founder and creative director Laia Aguilar. We talk to Laia about her inspiration, life, super powers and the children’s fashion industry in a bid to discover a bit more about this curious mind.
On Monday the 9th of January kid’s wear magazine will launch a new magazine dedicated to the world of design for children, lifestyle, toys and accessories. We do our very best to squeeze a little more information and a sneak preview from the editors Petra Barkhof & Ann-Katrin Weiner.
We speak to the wonderfully talented Zoe Adlersberg who began her career in photography 16 years ago having previously worked in advertising, that is until the birth of her first child, Uma, in 2007. Motherhood changed Zoe’s artistic perspective and focus, and she decided to explore the world of children’s fashion photography.
At only 24 years old, Nathalie Gaveau earned a MBA from a top University and co-founded French eBay competitor PriceMinister, which sold as one of the largest exits in European consumer web. Nathalie could easily have retired at that point, but her entrepreneur mind and her years of experience conducted her to launch a new business : Shopcade (a contraction of