It won’t be long before the trade fair season kicks off and one of the first fairs to show is the premier kids fashion fair Pitti Bimbo in Florence which is now on its 85th edition and will be showcasing fashion for spring/summer 2018.
This season sees an increase in exhibitors to 535 collections, the fair is held from 22nd to 24th of June 2017 and has over 5,600 Italian and international buyers and in total over 10,000 visitors from all parts of the globe, 60 different countries in all!
There are new brands and brands returning for the summer edition, the main names from the press release below,
“Giuseppe Junior, the “in mini” collection of Giuseppe Zanotti; the return of Neil Barrett presenting the new SS18 collection in a space on the lower level of the Main Pavilion;
Stella Jean – a brand that has entered the UCW Unique Children Wear group – returns to Pitti Bimbo and presents its new course on the lower level of the Main Pavilion;
Joshua Sanders will be showcased on the lower level of the Main Pavilion, aiming for a more contemporary statement; Tommy Hilfigher will participate for the first time ever at Pitti Bimbo, presenting its brand new collections inside Sport Generation section.
Scotch & Soda comes back to Pitti Bimbo with an important area located in the Piazzale delle Ghiaia, Bensimon presents its world and French style in the Sport Generation universe; SemSem the participation at Pitti Bimbo of a New Yorker luxury lifestyle brand.”
There are also new names such as Bangbang Copenhagen, Beau Loves, Cavalier and Little Creative Factory from the cool creative edge of kids fashion for the first time at Pitti.
As yet the catwalk schedule has not been completed but Monnalisa will hold an event on the evening of the 22nd and its likely that Children’s Fashion from Spain, Gaialuna and Ronnie Kay, Fun & Fun and She.Ver, Little Star and I Pinco Pallino will also be showing.
The successful e-PITTI.com business continues in a digital form: Pitti Bimbo 85 will be online from 3 July to 27 August 2017. Contact the exhibiting brands, look at the collections, discover exclusive content – stories, styles, trends – reserved for certified buyers only. Access the reserved area from www.e-pitti.com with the same credentials used for MyPitti. The rendezvous is online with S/S 2018.
The look of the fair always teams with the Pitti Uomo mens fair held a few days earlier and this year it is Boom Pitti Blooms which should make for some really spectacular Instagram posting.
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