THE RENDEZ-VOUS

'Kids Digital Fashion Week' So how do you get started again when you've had an extended break from work? I've found returning to the world of kid's fashion really difficult - it just didn't seem relevant during this crisis.  But kid's fashion is an industry like many others…

St. Patrick’s – Covid 19 Issue

It's St. Patricks Day - a day when people normally get together to celebrate the luck of the Irish and enjoy themselves... Our new reality is that this is the time to keep our distance from one another through social distancing to keep ourselves and others safe. These are scary…

Massimo Dutti discontinues kids collections

Massimo Dutti stops kids collections. Inditex the parent company of Massimo Dutti has decided to discontinue Massimo Dutti Kids meaning this spring/summer collection will be the last to include a kids collection. Inditex are thought to be  focusing their resources more on Zara…

Portugal Fashion: Wedoble & A.Ferreira & Filhos, S.A

Clothes manufacturing in Portugal Part 3 of 3 kids fashion production in Portugal We pull up to our final manufacturer of the day A.Ferreira & Filhos (AFF) a family-owned company specialising in the production of soft home furnishings, knitwear and their own baby brand,…

Portugal Fashion: Pureté Du Bebe and Madicor manufacturing

Clothes manufacturing in Portugal Part 2 of 3 kids fashion production in Portugal Pureté is baby wear with a soft mix of fresh and classic. They’ve recently finished their new showroom and office which again has the most beautiful of views. Even though they have a large…

Pirouette One to Watch Award AW20 Winners

It's been a really interesting selling season covering the shows and finding our One to Watch winning Collections and Labels at Pitti Bimbo, CIFF YOUTH and Playtime New York. We have a very different new brand created by an established designer in the market; a brand that…

Playtime Shanghai #2 postponed until Summer.

Today Pirouette should be in Shanghai covering Playtime Shanghai's second edition. As you would expect this edition is not going ahead as planned and has been postponed until the Summer in the hope that the Coronavirus outbreak will no longer be prevalent. In writing this we are…

One to Watch Award Collection SS20 CIFF – SOFT GALLERY

One to Watch ‘Collection' SS20 CIFF Award Winner interview: Soft Gallery 'A Place Under The Sun’ & ‘ Harvest Collection’   How many individuals make up Soft Gallery and what are your roles?  We are a total of 15 individuals. Tine – Head of Design and CEO Lisette – Head…

Playtime Paris #27 is set for this weekend

Playtime Paris #27 is set to kick off this weekend - running for three days commencing on Saturday the 25th of January. So what’s in store at this the flagship show of the Picaflor Playtime stable and and what should we be looking out for at this edition. Pirouette Screen…

Pitti Bimbo 90 video diary : DAY 3

Kid’s fashion AW20 / FW20 collections, runway shows, interviews and more… from Pitti Bimbo 90 Day 3 of Pitti Bimbo is at first glance the quietest however some of those savvy bigger buyers take this opportunity to get round the show on the quiet to discover collections…

Pitti Bimbo 90 video diary : DAY 2

Kid’s fashion AW20 / FW20 collections, runway shows, interviews and more… from Pitti Bimbo 90 Day 2 of Pitti Bimbo  and we have the Apartment and KidzFIZZ fashion shows, some quickfire ‘Si or No’ questions, We talk to photographer and editor in chief Achim…

Pitti Bimbo 90 video diary : DAY 1

Kid’s fashion AW20 / FW20 collections, runway shows, interviews and more… from Pitti Bimbo 90 Day 1 of Pitti Bimbo is all about the runway shows: children’s Fashion from Spain, Il Gufo, Monnalisa and Benetton all strut their stuff… We also talk to Youtube star…