Show Report: Playtime Paris #23 AW18

On arrival to the 23rd edition of Playtime it already felt super busy. It seems we keep seeing buyers and press arriving bright and early ready to go first thing on day 1 - maybe hoping to capitalise from fresh brains & fresh eyes. This was born out by the visitor figures,…

“A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?” a little goes a long way!

A while back Tina Tuchinda replied to a question I posed about her company donating a proportion of all sales to support abused & neglected children. Tina's answer , really struck a cord. ... "A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?". Yes, it makes so…

Bonne Année – Highlights 2017

A very Happy New Year to everybody! As we move on from 2017 into 2018, we take a look back at some of Pirouette's articles from the past year.

Chunky Textured Knits AW17 #CoupDeCoeur

Knitwear basics are good and a core staple to a winter wardrobe, but it's also good to fall in love from time to time and invest in a statement piece, that will last through from child to child. Luckily oversized chunky textured statement knits make an eye-catching appearance in…

Trade Show Report: Pretty Pitti Bimbo 85

Put the fact that Pitti Bimbo takes place in the beautiful city of Firenze Florence to one side and Pitti Bimbo 85 was pretty for so many more reasons other than it's location. Pretty - the Pitti Blooms theme bright, bold and energetic. Pretty - Pero asked us to go pretty in…

Formidable Family Tuchinda

Founder of Tuchinda Tina Tuchinda lives in New York with her husband (and business partner) Jay and their two boys Hunter and Harry. Tina was born in Korea but moved to the US during her early childhood. She studied fashion at Parsons school of design, with a background in…

Playtime New York AW17

New York has had it's fair share of snow the past few months which made for an interesting flight to Playtime New York but it was well worth the bumpy arrival. It was great to see many European brands in attendance at the Playtime New York show alongside the many American, South…

21st edition of Playtime Paris AW17 : Show Report

Walking the aisles of Playtime Paris AW17 felt like a welcome escape to the noise of the current climate. It was very encouraging to take in the creative energy, exceptional design and celebrate a bit of diverse creative thinking. The 21st edition of Playtime Paris was special…

Tuchinda by Zoe Adlersberg

Here's the latest campaign from Tuchinda, one of our favourite brand from the US. Shot by Zoe Adlersberg.

Playtime Paris, 17th edition coming soon

Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440  international brands around children's fashion/decor and maternity. Here's a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the…

12 days before Playtime Paris

Children's trade shows Playtime Paris is preparing its 16th edition under the theme Luna Park.  The doors will open Saturday July 5, allowing professional visitors to discover 400 brands, 4 trend spaces, installations, animations and more. A major rendez-vous for buyers and…

Playtime New York, March 2014 Edition

Playtime is the world’s largest platform for independent children’s labels, with shows in Paris, Tokyo and New York. The 8th edition of the NY show took place last week, featuring a comprehensive selection of unique American and international brands from all over the globe.…