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Show Report: Playtime Paris #24 SS19

July 9, 2018
Bobo choses - Playtime Paris #24 show report

The 24th edition of Playtime Paris was an expansive show with a large range of new and existing brands to try and see. Whilst the show was jam packed with some great collections it was also incredibly hot! Playtime Paris #24 saw an increase in super stands, super strong lifestyle sections and quality marketing gestures making for super brand awareness.

For this report we look at the Coming to America seminar, the balance between a no picture policy and immediacy of collection awareness, plus we share some Pirouette #CoupDeCoeur from the show.

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Business Trade Shows

Breaking News: Bubble London trade show closes…

April 19, 2018
Childrenswear Trade show Bubble London closes

UK based children fashion and lifestyle trade show Bubble London owned by ITE has decided to discontinue. The show which is still currently advertised as taking place on 15-16 July has been cancelled. Exhibitors were informed of the decision yesterday, whilst a representative from Bubble London confirmed with us this morning their decision to permanatly close the trade show.

It seems it probably just comes down to visitor numbers which given that they reported a 6% rise in visitors for SS17 must be disappointing.

It is currently unclear if CWB the children’s trade publication also owned by ITE will continue.

ITE’s decision to close Bubble London follows shortly after the trade shows Market by Kleine fabriek in Amsterdam and Kid in Paris also decided to discontinue.

 

Mood of the day Products

Tuchinda SS18 ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ inspired collection is now available!

March 14, 2018

If you have been waiting… well the good news is Tuchinda’s SS18 ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ inspired collection is now available! Bohemian, fresh iceberg green, elements of floral print and embroidery. We think it’s ok to say good bye to Winter and feel free to dream of sunnier skies. Here are some of our favourites from the Tuchinda SS18 collection.

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Store Profile: Cherrypapaya + video interview with founder Sandra Barradas

February 26, 2018
Cherrypapaya in Portugal

Independents opening their own flagship store seems to be something we are seeing with labels of late. This is not to say they are moving away from wholesale but rather creating a central base to project their brand identity. Also compared with wholesale and online it’s a way to connect with the end consumer, engage, and even test the water with your new product ideas. If you experience what is selling in your own store first hand you can adapt future collections with relevant knowledge of the end consumer in mind.

In this store profile feature we first take a look at Cherrypapaya’s new flagship store in Porto, then we talk with founder Sandra Barradas during Pitti Bimbo 86 about the label…….

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Brands

Brand Profile: Lali – exclusive sneak peek at AW18 prior to Playtime Paris

January 26, 2018

Lali will present their label for the first time in Europe at Playtime Paris from tomorrow. With a sweet and fresh feel it’s no surprise that this artisan label is stocked at Anthropologie. They have a great range from detailed girl’s dresses to a wonderful new range for boys launching at AW18, the accessories are a favourite! If you are heading to Playtime Paris I recommend you go say hello and see their extensive and rather lovely collection for yourself. Read on to discover a little more about Lali…

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Store ​​Profile: Luna & Curious + the owners #CoupDeCoeur selection!

December 13, 2017
Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London

Luna & Curious is an independent store in Shoreditch, East London, owned and run by three creatives, Polly George, Kaoru Parry and Rheanna Lingham, who combine their talents to create an inspiring shopping experience. The store has been running for over 11 years, we find out a bit more about this little British gem, and in the process discover Polly, Kaoru and Rheanna’s #CoupDeCoeur selection for the kids.

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Photography

Snapshot: What is it about a GentleMan?

September 25, 2017
GentleMan by photographer Zoe Adlersberg & stylist Maria Walker. creating a series of striking black and white portraits of men with babies

Photographer Zoe Adlersberg and stylist Mariah Walker flip the traditional focus on female baby pairing (as seen in so many images) on its head by creating a series of black and white portraits for Earnshaws magazine of men paired with babies. The images are strong, engaging and dare we say it, super cute. What is it about a GentleMan?;-) Continue Reading

Interviews

In conversation with founder Laura Egloff and her go to stylist Jessica Zindren : Velveteen AW17

September 19, 2017

With each new collection, a new photography campaign is required to promote, capture and draw attention to the clothes. Producing a photography campaign that reflects the new collection is a process between designers, stylist and photographer. We enter into conversation with Velveteen founder Laura Egloff and her go to stylist Jessica Zindren to talk about their process in creating the imagery for a collection and gain some insight into how the AW17 Velveteen campaign developed into a fun, eclectic Wes Anderson inspired shoot.

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Trade Shows

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