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Kidswear SS18 at Dot to Dot London trade show
I managed a quick look round the new kidswear ss18 styles at Dot to Dot London but I wasn’t feeling great that day so apologies to all I didn’t speak to and its quite a small report but I picked up a few highlights from the British independent trade fair. Accessories were strong again this year with new bag companies that had impressive offerings and there were some ...
Incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance
The incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance was previewed yesterday and opens tomorrow evening with a flourish and a week of special activities labelled the ‘Reveal’ Festival. This beautiful new entrance includes a huge underground excavation which becomes the new Sainsbury Wing and was designed by Amanda Levete Associates with engineering undertaken by Arup Associates. The entrance opens onto ...
Pitti Bimbo 85 kids fashion highlights
There were plenty of kids fashion highlights at Pitti Bimbo 85, the trade fair held in Florence every season which seems to just keep on growing. This season there were 548 exhibitors and numerous events, some of which I will cover in detail later in the week. Catwalk shows included Children’s Fashion from Spain, Monnalisa, Il Gufo and
Emilio Pucci petite fashion for girls from summer 2018
Launched last week at Pitti Bimbo is the new Emilio Pucci petite fashion for girls summer 2018. The label has the perfect mini me selection for its new junior kids line which is produced by the kidswear specialists Simonetta and chose the week of Pitti Bimbo to launch in the gorgeous Emilio Pucci Palazzo in Florence. Laudomia Pucci opened the family home’s grand ground floor ...
New magazine Forever Young with womens and kids fashion launches online
New cool magazine title ‘Forever Young’ with womens and kids fashion launched online yesterday. The brainchild of two industry professionals, Forever Young was created by photographer Annie Bundfuss and art director Rosanna Pendleton. Forever Young has high fashion editorial pages with womenswear and separate kidswear shoots as well as a shopping section with direct links featuring a mix of high end and high st. Say’s Annie “For years, we have had our work ...
Balenciaga is pure fashion inspiration at the V&A Museum
Balenciaga : Shaping Fashion is pure fashion inspiration at the V&A Museum. One of this summer’s important exhibitions, the craft and sheer brilliance of the Balenciaga gowns is worth a visit alone. However they are married with work from current big name fashion designers and these often only seen on the catwalk creations are equally as inspiring for any would be fashionista’s too. Having also seen the Pink Floyd ...
Beautiful winged kids portrait photography
A new shoot today with beautiful winged kids portrait photography by Julia Boggio Studios and art pieces by Amy Judd. Julia specialises in artistic portraits for commissions and produces her own publication featuring kids and adult fashion shoots with specific portrait ideas in mind. Her next special day to book a winged portrait look will be in early November.
New launch organic mini kidswear Mino Paris
Mino Paris is a new mini kidswear brand in many ways, launched today it has a small but interesting collection and a limited size range of 4-6yrs. Founded by a fashion designer with more than 10 years in luxury ready to wear in one of the biggest Haute Couture Maison in Paris, the idea was to start very small and slowly grow, not a start up as ...
The New Story, a new title from the Papier Mache magazine founder Beck Marshall
Smudgetikka interviewed the founder and creative force behind Papier Mache magazine Beck Marshall about her fabulous new title, The New Story which is launching this summer at Playtime Berlin. The New Story embraces motherhood in all its forms with the same feel as Papier Mache and will feature shoots with both ...
Yorkshire school kids model for J.W.Anderson
Yorkshire school kids model the collections featured in the new exhibition and book Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield and spotted on Dazed Digital. The shots were taken by Jamie Hawkesworth, and feature 123 pupils from local schools wearing both the designer J.W.Anderson’s  creations and other high fashion garments featured in the exhibition including Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood. The exhibition at the Hepworth/Wakefield ...