Sticky Lemon Interview #Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner

Sticky Lemon was founded mid 2016 by Simone, Lotte & Dorien. Whilst working on other design projects their idea for a quirky and bold brand became more and more serious. Eventually their first backpacks became a reality and Sticky Lemon was born. This brand was concieved for…

Anchovy Interview: #Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner

Like it's name Anchovy is a unique kids label with a very strong USP attributed to the brand. With an artistry at the foundation and imagery unlike no other this independent kids label is hard to miss during a trade show. Last Summer at Playtime New York the circle dresses from…

Banwood Interview:#Pirouette12Watch Winners ss18 Design Playtime Paris

Balance bikes are now part of what seems to be every toddlers journey towards becoming a fully fledged cyclist. It's hard for parents & children alike not to fall for Banwood's balance bike. Both retro and modern mixed into a perfectly balanced recipe. There was a constant…

#Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner interview: David Pinto, designer Barn of Monkeys

This Summer saw an extremely successful launch for Portuguese new label Barn of Monkeys. Their first collection gathered huge interest and accolade during the SS18 selling season, and rightfully so. This is a brand new label with an expansive range of references and wonderful…

#Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner interview: Micky & Nikky Wang Knit Planet

The Knit Planet's rail really grabbed our attention at Dot to Dot London this Summer with their beautiful rich colour palette of machine washable knits for kids. Over and over again I heard visitors and exhibitors at the show use the phrase " I wish that knitted jumpsuit was in…

#Pirouette12Watch SS18 winner interview: Jacqui Ma – Goodordering mini

Our first Spring/Summer 18 #Pirouette12watch winner in the design category is London based Goodordering mini. We were introduced to Goodordering mini's retro/modernist super paractical bag range and innovative multi lens magnetic snap on glasses at Dot to Dot, London. Jacqui Ma…

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.…

Fly on the wall: backstage at Petite Parade documentary style with Molly Magnuson

On my recent trip to New York I had the joy of being introduced to the incredibly talented kid's fashion photographer Molly Magnuson through the equally talented designer Tina Tuchinda. Somehow Tina felt that we would hit it off and she was right. What resulted from our meeting…

“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…

Pirouette One to Watch Winners ss18: Playtime Paris

Playtime Paris added 50 extra brands to this edition of the kid's fashion and lifestyle trade show. This meant there was an extra annex added on to the show at the North entrance which as it turned out was where we found one of our Pirouette One to Watch winners. This was a…

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 SS18: Dot to Dot, London

What a busy Sunday morning at the Vinyl factory for Dot to Dot London. Although the exhibitor numbers were very slightly down for this edition compared with January, visitors certainly appeared to be on the up. Buyers, press, and stylists alike dotting about the stands made for…