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…

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…

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…

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…