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…
Balance bikes are now part of what seems to be every toddlers journey towards becoming a fully fledged cyclist. It’s hard for parents & children alike not to fall for Banwood’s balance bike. Both retro and modern mixed into a perfectly balanced recipe. There was a constant buzz around the Banwood’s stand at Playtime Paris last summer, their product is charming with a stylish look for those design loving parents and their offspring. In this #pirouette12watch winner’s interview we have the pleasure of chatting with one half of the design duo behind Banwood – Frida Jonsby.
We are very excited to share a new project in collaboration with Playtime. The Screen Capture exhibition “A girl in this world’ has already shown at the #23 edition of Playtime Paris and now moves on to New York. If you’re not at New York you can also catch the online version.
Pirouette poses the question “ What does it mean to be a girl in this world?” to 10 international female photographers working in the kid’s fashion industry. Each photographer is asked to respond to the question with an image of their making and an accompanying text.
This Summer saw an extremely successful launch for Portuguese new label Barn of Monkeys. Their first collection gathered huge interest and accolade during the SS18 selling season, and rightfully so. This is a brand new label with an expansive range of references and wonderful storytelling contained in this, their inaugural collection. A favourite feature is the removable pockets with strong poppers typifying the high quality and detailing found in their garments. This together with impressive imagery and a strong brand identity means even at first viewing you can’t help but stop, look and find out more…
We chat with head designer David Pinto to gain some insight as to why their collection and label is stopping people in their tracks at the shows, becoming both the #Pirouette12Watch label winner and then going on to become the ‘Rising Star’ at Bubble London. Let’s find out more.
Playtime Paris added 50 extra brands to this edition of the kid’s fashion and lifestyle trade show. This meant there was an extra annex added on to the show at the North entrance which as it turned out was where we found one of our Pirouette One to Watch winners. This was a vibrant edition with so much to see but let’s introduce you to the Pirouette One to Watch winners in fashion and design at Playtime Paris for ss18.
Many months ago we started a conversation with Maria – founder of Frida’s Tierchen (see previous post) proposing the idea of Maria creating a Pirouette One to Watch award designed by Frida’s Tierchen for the Summer edition. Fast forward to present day and Maria has successfully put her unique creative stamp on the award by creating a wolf headpiece to be presented to the Pirouette One to Watch winners in fashion and design at Dot to dot London, Playtime Paris and Playtime New York. Let’s find out what Maria considers good kid’s design and what the inspiration was behind her creation.
Bonjour are our One to Watch winners for design at Playtime Paris AW17. It’s of no surprise this label has amassed a large social media following with the stylist, designer and founder Anne Millet’s inspiring and captivating style. The Petite chamber noire (the little dark room) collection for Aw17 makes reference to the cinematographic and photographic world, creating a contrasted but subtle atmosphere as a photographer might reveal colours on photographic prints in a dark room. Wonderful moss greens and warm nudes are backgrounds to beautiful hand-block printed vintage flowers. We fell in love with the home linen, mattresses, quilts and the exquisite green in this collection. Let’s find out more about Bonjour, it’s designer and founder and share a sneak peek of Petite chambre noire.
New York based label lulaland was our first One to Watch winner in the fashion catagory at Playtime Paris. This fun mixmatching collection drew us in for a further look, different textures, whimsical prints and rich colouring makes for a bold beautiful collection and whatever the combination it will work. The aztec pineapple print was a favorite from the collection, Lula designs the prints herself and has them printed to organic cotton fabric. This is a rich and fun label, certainly One to Watch, let’s find out more.
Walking the aisles of Playtime Paris AW17 felt like a welcome escape to the noise of the current climate. It was very encouraging to take in the creative energy, exceptional design and celebrate a bit of diverse creative thinking. The 21st edition of Playtime Paris was special for Pirouette blog with our first Pirouette ‘One to Watch’ awards at the show. In fact it couldn’t have been better timing with the introduction of the ‘New Now” space curated by the designer Deborah Sfez.