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.   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…

Portugal Kid’s Fashion Week

This weekend the beautiful city of Porto played host to Portugal Fashion Week, and for the first time children's fashion is part of the programme with the launch of their Kid's Fashion Week. The beautifully produced shows meant we were introduced to a selection of diverse…

UKFT advice for a No Deal Brexit

It might just happen who knows? The UKFT provides information to help UK Labels planning for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. With only 16 days until the 29th March and still no clear sign of the way ahead. The UKFT advise businesses to start planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. UKFT Information…

Velveteen to launch Notting Hill London Store

Velveteen is poised to infuse a touch of Californian style into Notting Hill, London with the opening of their first UK based store. Velveteen will celebrate the launch on the 20th March. Pirouette will be there to share the party!

Trade Show Report: Playtime Paris #25

Playtime Paris #25 Parc Floral de Paris January 2019 For the 25th edition Playtime Paris has expanded their lifestyle area to take in the South building. Along with Maison & Object, Playtime Paris now offers a massive selection of children's home and lifestyle brands, with a…

Trade Show Report: CIFF YOUTH AW19 / FW19

It was all change for Copenhagen based show CIFF YOUTH. Change of name, change of venue, and a change to the time so to take place alongside the men's/ women's shows for the first time. The space given to the exhibitors to present their collections was generous making for a…

Trade Show Report: KID WEEK, Paris – AW19 / FW19

It was the first edition of KID WEEK in Paris, formally known as the Kid Show. Taking place over four days in the fashionable Marais district, KID WEEK offers a curated selection of 25 brands. The 7 private showrooms and multi brand showroom, KID Apartment are all located within…

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…