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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 ...
The Kids Show Paris design led kids fashion fair
The Kids Show in Paris is the alternative design led kids fashion fair run the same time as Playtime Paris. Smaller and more intimate it has a good selection of smaller designers that complement the bigger labels that can be found at Playtime. Some of my favourites here are returning exhibitors such as Cavalier, East End Highlanders who have a fabulous new girls collection,
Playtime Paris kids trade show report for fall 2017
Playtime Paris kids trade show report for today in our round of trade show reports for the fall/winter 2017 season. There are always some great creative brands at Playtime Paris, its often where you see the new emerging names which will dominate for the next few seasons and this year Tiny Cottons had quite a large space near the entrance with a mini video booth ...
Il Gufo magic show of kids fashion in Italy
Il Gufo treated us to a magic show of kids fashion in Italy for fall/winter 2017 at Pitti Bimbo. The catwalk was a wide stage in an old and very beautiful cinema in the centre of Florence, each table held little bottles of sweet flavoured water and popcorn and multiple white balloons decorated the stage. The magic continued with a strange white sheeted writhing figure on the stage and a ...
Dot to Dot London Independent kids labels show winter 2017
Independent kids labels are the draw at the Dot to Dot London trade fair which closed yesterday. There’s a mix of fashion and home with strong entry from kids bedding and nursery decor. Its a great place to see new labels and strong British growing brands in a relaxed atmosphere without the frenetic pace of bigger trade shows. Labels worth checking out for those who missed the fair based at London’s Vinyl Factory ...
Pitti Bimbo 84 – looking for kids fashion trends
Looking for kids fashion trends in our current climate has been tough at the trade shows for the past few seasons and I’m not expecting change anytime soon. Brands have been relying on formulas that sell well to be slightly tweaked to give a fresh look with different colours or fabric textures and switching between metallic shades, scales of lace, size of plaid, camouflage or floral blooms and retro prints for distinction between ...
Avante-Garde Circus kidswear Raspberry Plum preview
Avant-Garde Circus kidswear for Raspberry Plum from the early 20th Century and it’s influence on art and fashion inspire the new fall/winter 2017 collection previewed on Smudgetikka today. One of my favourite British based designer kids labels, RaspberryPlum is avant-garde and experimental yet highly wearable, there are only a handful of designers in kidswear that are really moving the trends along and Raspberry Plum is one of them. The collection pays ...
Norman Copenhagen new store a must see for Ciff Kids visitors
The new store of Norman Copenhagen will be a must see of the list of visitors to CIFF Kids trade fair in February next year in Copenhagen. I discovered this report on Trendland and it looks astonishing. Written by Cyril Foiret he describes the new showroom/store as follows ; ‘Beautifully designed by Hans Hornemann and Normann Copenhagen’s Brand Manager, Britt Bonnesen, the brand’s new headquarters is an experimental, artistic space ...
Pitti Bimbo No 84 Kids fashion news
Pitti Bimbo N0 84  – kids fashion news from the worlds largest kids fashion trade fair’s next edition which begins in Florence on January 19th 2017 for three days and is showcasing fall/winter 2017. 468 collections are expected, an increase on the 437 at the last January edition and around 6,900 buyers with about 10,000 visitors in all. The theme this season is Pitti Dance Off, but the big news is that ...
The beautiful new Design Museum Kensington
The beautiful new Design Museum opens on November 24th on the site of the old Commonwealth Institute just off Kensington High St. I was lucky enough to be invited to the press preview for this sure to be iconic building, a renovation of the older iconic and listed building whose outer shell and parabolic roof it retains. I visited the original quite a few times in my younger days and ...