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One to Watch awards

New Season:

January 7, 2019

The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are back for the AW19 trade show selling season starting in Florence at Pitti Bimbo’88 with Pirouette Editor Katie Kendrick. Then it’s out to the States for Playtime, New York with blog founder Florence Rolando, and finally we head to the UK for Dot to Dot, London. So let us do the hard work and keep a watch out for the winning brands!

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Business Interviews Trade Shows

KID’S HUB, Las Vegas.

November 26, 2018
Frederique Daubal - kid's hub las vegas by Playtime

Playtime’s latest offspring – Kid’s Hub, Las Vegas.

Playtime is heading West Stateside with a different show model to usual. Even the name has changed for this new location, KID’S HUB by Playtime. So why Las Vegas? And why the different model? We thought it important to find out more so we spoke to Sebastien de Hutten, Co-founder of The Playtime trade shows (Picaflor International) about this new venture and the current state of the children’s fashion market.

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Business Culture Family Travel

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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Trade Shows

Playtime New York #17 preview

August 4, 2018
Playtime New York #17

This time it’s New York’s turn to host Playtime, the show kicks off this Sunday 5th and runs until Tuesday 7th August. Pirouette will be there to cover Playtime NY #17 and look for our final Pirouette One to Watch Award Winners for the SS19 season. 180 brands will be exhibiting this edition with 30% first time exhibitors. We’re looking forward to seeing stylist Mariah Walker’s interpretation of the trend spaces and Earnshaw’s panel on Tuesday morning 8am. The bright and early start means brands will be able to attend this valuable topic ‘Be the Buyer’.

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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

Mood of the day Trade Shows

“Ich bin ein Berliner!” First impressions of Playtime Berlin

July 28, 2017
Playtime Berlin first edition

Playtime launched their brand new and highly anticipated Berlin show on the 5th of July. Starting a new venture is exciting and a little nerve wrecking but as much as you plan or anticipate the launch it’s not until afterwards when you can look back and really take it in. We had so many questions about the new show so we had a chat with the Playtime team and in the process discover how the launch went for the team. We also spoke to the exhibitors to get their first impressions of the all new Playtime Berlin show , Nici Zinell (Noe Zoe), Emma Watson (Little Hotdog Watson), Lula Aldunate (Lulaland) and Laura Egloff (Veleveteen)

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Mood of the day

Time for the 22nd edition Playtime Paris!

June 30, 2017
22nd edition Playtime Paris

Show season is well and truly underway. Next it’s the 22nd edition of Playtime Paris which opens it’s doors at 9.30am this Saturday. 520 fashion and lifestyle brands will be presenting their ss18 collections and new product lines. But you may ask what should I be looking out for at the show…

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One to Watch awards Trade Shows

Pirouette One to Watch Winners: Playtime Paris

February 6, 2017
playtime paris awards : winners - Bonjour Lulaland

Playtime Paris had over 500 labels exhibiting this time round so finding the Pirouette One to Watch winners took a bit of footwork, but boy was it worth it. It’s important to say how impressed we were with the brands in the ‘New Now’ space, the emerging talent in this section was really great to see with each label exhibiting their own unique selling points. It was a shame not to have more awards to give out.

Following our London winners here are our Pirouette One to Watch winners from Playtime Paris ‘Children’s Fashion & Accessories’ and ‘Children’s Design’ …  (next stop New York) Continue Reading

Products

The quality knitwear of babaà

March 5, 2014

babaà founded by textile designer Marta Bahillo is a small label from Spain, specialised in making quality knitwear for children in 100% natural materials. Find out about this slow fashion collection with delicious textures, colours and pieces made to last. Continue Reading

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An e-store for Kidscase!

October 13, 2011

Kidscase is a small, indie company, founded in 2000 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by Jacqueline van Nieuwkerk and Merel Verbrugge. Simple fashion-forward style, love for clever details, an very good quality, edgy colour combinations are the key points that made the brand a success.  The brand participates to the cool trade shows (Playtime, Bubble, Kleine Fabriek) and the collection is represented in Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan. Good news : it is now also available directly from the brand’s own e-store www.kidscase.com/webstore.

 

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