Trade Show Report: Pitti Bimbo 88 – AW19 / FW19

It seems a while now since Pitt Bimbo 88, but the vibrant imprint of this edition and its events remain clearly visible both in my memory and the collective memory that is the web. What's really fantastic about Pitti Bimbo is how the children's show benefits from following the…

Velveteen

Brand name: Velveteen Company name : Velveteen International Limited Website: www.velveteenclothing.com Date of creation: 14 April 2013

The Nature of Business: BOBO CHOSES (Kid’s wear magazine Vol.48)

It's always hard to get your head around the spring/ summer collections dropping amongst the snow showers in mid-February. But that said the fresh visuals provide hope for a warmer future. Bobo Choses recently launched their first drop of the To Make a Garden SS19 collection. I…

One to Watch Award Winners AW19 / FW19 — Kid’s Fashion & Design Awards

It's a tough choice as there's some amazing work going on in the Kid's fashion and lifestyle industry but the 'Lose the North Compass' acted as our trusty guide whilst we were on the lookout. Congratulations to our One to Watch Award winners, make sure to check them out!…

Playtime Shanghai: In conversation with Sebastien de Hutten

It takes a while for Sebastian to meet me at the press room weaving as he does through the aisles & corridors of the brands exhibiting at Playtime, Paris. As exhibitors and visitors stop to chat it’s a challenge for the co-founder of Playtime to move quickly around the show.…

Pitti 88 catwalk shows

Catwalk shows from Pitti 88 including The Apartment, KidzFIZZ, Children’s fashion from Spain, Monnalisa, Il gufo and Stefania. For a full look at Pitti 88 look at Pirouette’s video diary from the show including surprise box interviews.……

One to Watch Awards Invited Designer Interview: SO-SO

'Lose the north' Compass by SO-SO Maria and João met at architecture school, after which they worked as architects for some time but both missed “practical work”... So João bought some machines so he could work with wood in his free time. They then started designing some pieces…

Ciff Youth – It’s all change this season

It’s out with the old and in with the new for CIFF YOUTH (previously CIFF Kids) in a move to diversify and expand the platform and engage with youth culture. This forthcoming edition of CIFF YOUTH will take place alongside CIFF in a new location within Bella Centre. Taking place…

EFVVA

Brand name: EFVVA Company name : NIKLAS HULTQVIST/ EFVVA Website: www.efvva.com Date of creation: 2011 Country of origin: Poland Country of production: Poland EU Name of owner/founder: Ewa Wróbel Hultqvist Number of employees: 4 In how many countries is the brand present:…

Playtime 25th edition – A focus on the Family

It’s time for the 25th edition of Playtime Paris and it’s all about ‘Family’. Of the 548 brands at the show 418 brands will be returning, whilst 130 are first time exhibitors. The lifestyle section of the show will expand taking over another area near the South entrance as well…

Cherrypapaya

Brand name: Cherrypapaya Company name: Cherrypapaya Website: www.cherrypapaya.com Date of creation: March 2014 Country of origin: Portugal Country of production: Portugal Name of owner/founder: Sandra Barradas Number of employees: 4 Number of sales points (independent…

Pitti Bimbo 88 video diary – day 3

Final day at Pitti Bimbo is alway a little quieter than the first couple of days which means it's the perfect time to hit the brands with some random questions from the Surprise Box. Plus we visit the Barbie exhibition with Laura from Velveteen.   SURPRISE BOX: Raspberry…