UK government rejects 1p tax on clothes

A proposed levy of 1p per garment on newly sold clothes items has been dismissed by UK ministers. The Environmental audit committee (EAC) had recommended the plan in order to raise £35 million for helping to reduce the impact of fast fashion which sees 300,000 tonnes of clothing…

What’s in store at Pitti Bimbo 89…

Pitti Bimbo 89’s theme is “Special Click” - that moment of spark, the catalyst to success, the X factor. There’s big changes in location to KidzFIZZ, ACTIVELAB, The Nest, EcoEthic and Kid’s Evolution… with all five areas relocating to the top level of The Main Pavilion under the…

Do the Kid’s Wear Magazine ‘Click’ at Pitti Bimbo 89

We all love a good picture and we love taking them. Join the Kid’s Wear Magazine team in checking out the new FUJIFILM instant cameras Instax Mini 9 and Instax Square SQ 6: Try the selfie mirror, play with the strobe color filters and all the funky modes to make the most of your…

Pirouette One to Watch Awards SS20: Pitti Bimbo 89, Playtime NY, CIFF Youth

This season we’re celebrating the cherished and the beloved, as well as the new! The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are back for the summer and this time we find ourselves at Pitti Bimbo, Playtime NY and our new partner CIFF YOUTH. As usual, we’re on the lookout for emerging…

COMING SOON: Pirouette Video Diary Pitti Bimbo #89 ‘Special Click’

Pirouette Video Diary Pitti Bimbo #89 20-22 June 2019 It's that time of year again... show season! What is behind your creativity and innovation? What is it that sparks your imagination? This edition of Pitti Bimbo explores the ‘Special Click’.
 Pirouette Editor Katie Kendrick…

Coming Soon: SCREEN CAPTURE – Metamorphosis ‘Child to Fashionista’

Live art piece by fashion illustrator Chris Gambrell Playtime Paris #26 Sat, 29 June – Mon, 1 July 2019. Parc Floral de Paris For this edition of the Screen Capture exhibition Pirouette invites fashion illustrator Chris Gambrell to explore the metamorphosis from ‘child to…

The Wing – women’s work space is expanding to London

A co-worker space designed for women Sitting in the beautiful 5th floor bar at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge after interviewing the lovely Jessie & George. I thought “wouldn’t it be nice if this was my office - all the lovely warm pink furnishings and touches of gold” ...…

Demand continues to rise for gender neutral childrenswear

According to Euromonitor demand for genderless or gender free clothing for babies and children under the age of 12 continues to rise. With Millenials now accounting for the majority of new parents, and Gen Z heading speedily towards parenthood the demand for children's clothing…

Sunday Video: How cities can heal themselves

From the Financial Times 'FT Rethink' is an interesting video series produced by Alpha Grid on how the sustainability revolution affects every aspect of life and business – from healthcare to data management, transport and energy.   https://vimeo.com/329534693 Media :…

Catwalk to creation – Part 1 & 2

Following on from their initial film Charney Magri and Ramzi Moutran have shared the second part of Catwalk to creation - a fascinating and informative film looking at solutions for sustainability in the fashion industry. The Fashion industry produces over 150 billion garments…

A look at Milan Design Week 2019

When Katie invited me to contribute to Pirouette and explained that my first assignment would be to go to Milan Design Week I jumped at the chance. As an interior designer based in Paris the opportunity to explore the goings-on in Milan and share my feelings about it with you…

Pirouette One to Watch Winners SS19 Interview: The New Society

The New Society all ready to go... Fashion can be a strange black hole of time travel, with designers creating new collections whilst at the same time selling next season's collection during which the current collection drops in stores. Past, present and future all at once. The…