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 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…

KID’S HUB, Las Vegas. In conversation with Sebastien De Hutten

Playtime's latest offspring - Kid's Hub, Las Vegas. Playtime is heading West Stateside with a different show model to usual. Even the name has changed for this new location, KID'S HUB by Playtime. So why Las Vegas? And why the different model? We thought it important to find out…

Travel Journal: Efvva attend Playtime Tokyo for the first time

Polish label Efvva recently travelled to Japan to take part in Playtime Tokyo for the first time. The purpose of the trip was business but obviously the culture and style was not to be missed. The Japanese economy is enjoying a steady and long period of growth, however this…

Playtime New York #17 preview

This time it's New York's turn to host Playtime, the show kicks off this Sunday 5th and runs until Tuesday 7th August. Pirouette will be there to cover Playtime NY #17 and look for our final Pirouette One to Watch Award Winners for the SS19 season. 180 brands will be exhibiting…

Trade Show Report: Creative Playtime New York SS18

It's no secret that we are big fans of the New York edition of Playtime. Playtime New York 15th edition was fun, friendly and colourful as was the greeting that met visitors at the entrance, with a fruity Haru stuck on design installation created by artist Aurelie Andres.…

“Ich bin ein Berliner!” First impressions of Playtime Berlin

Playtime launched their brand new and highly anticipated Berlin show on the 5th of July. Starting a new venture is exciting and a little nerve wrecking but as much as you plan or anticipate the launch it's not until afterwards when you can look back and really take it in. We had…

Time for the 22nd edition Playtime Paris!

Show season is well and truly underway. Next it's the 22nd edition of Playtime Paris which opens it's doors at 9.30am this Saturday. 520 fashion and lifestyle brands will be presenting their ss18 collections and new product lines. But you may ask what should I be looking out for…

Pirouette One to Watch Winners: Playtime Paris

Playtime Paris had over 500 labels exhibiting this time round so finding the Pirouette One to Watch winners took a bit of footwork, but boy was it worth it. It's important to say how impressed we were with the brands in the 'New Now' space, the emerging talent in this section…

The quality knitwear of babaà

babaà founded by textile designer Marta Bahillo is a small label from Spain, specialised in making quality knitwear for children in 100% natural materials. Find out about this slow fashion collection with delicious textures, colours and pieces made to last.

An e-store for Kidscase!

Kidscase is a small, indie company, founded in 2000 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by Jacqueline van Nieuwkerk and Merel Verbrugge. Simple fashion-forward style, love for clever details, an very good quality, edgy colour combinations are the key points that made the brand a…