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Moving to Mars – opens today at The Design Museum
Moving to Mars – opens today at The Design Museum in London exploring how sending humans to Mars is not just a scientific frontier but a design challenge as well. There’s a surprising amount of kid friendly spaces here as well as all the tech details to keep fathers happy. For me the most striking part is a vast triple screen film installation where a moulded floor replicates ...
CIFF Youth kids fashion trade show previews summer 2020
CIFF Youth kids fashion trade show previewed summer 2020 last week in Copenhagen. This trade fair is now situated back in the same exhibition complex as the main adult fashion CIFF DK show and has been opened up and connected at the rear of the hall so visitors can access both fairs under one roof. A smart move which brought an increased amount of footfall to the kids ...
BO(Y)SMANS New boys fashion label by Caroline Bosmans
BO(Y)SMANS The new boys fashion label by Caroline Bosmans which launches on August 9th in stores and online. Positioned as a high end streetwear label just for boys but which is cool and edgy for girls too should they wish to steal the boys clothes. Featuring lots of touchable textures from plaid faux shearling to jumbo cord tailoring and cool exotic prints, this is ...
Underwater Origami for summer 2020 kidswear by EFVVA
Underwater Origami for summer 2020 kidswear by EFVVA with a sneak peek at this collection which is exhibiting to buyers at Playtime Tokyo on July 31st to August 2nd and at CHIC Shanghai in September. Ever mindful of the world we are now living in Underwater Origami combines inspirations from both the Japanese practise of Origami and the urgent issue of the climate change that is the ...
Kids fashion from Spain summer 2020
Kids fashion from Spain summer 2020 from the Pitti Bimbo 89 edition catwalks. This is always such a fun show and one label really showed the best brightest and most fun holiday wear ever which was Tuc Tuc whose tropical prints were decorated with fluttering bold vibrant coloured feathers which extended to both bags and big bird style footwear. The other brands in this ...
Kids fashion trends SS20 from Manila Grace catwalk
Kids fashion trends SS20 from Manila Grace catwalk at Pitti Bimbo 89 last week. The Manila Grace show had some very cool ensembles from silky logo print casuals to romantic summer dresses for high heat days accessorised with cool hats. In fact one of the best press gifts of the Pitti Bimbo season this year was the much sought after Manila Grace embroidered straw hat as the temperature ...
Pitti Bimbo 89 kids fashion for summer 2020
Pitti Bimbo 89 kids fashion for summer 2020 was a fabulous edition, here are a few sneak peeks from the huge selection there. Based in Florence the fair maintains its position as the largest and best trade show in the kids fashion universe with again around 10,000 visitors of which just over half are buyers from Italy and overseas. A redesign this year combined most of the smaller ...
Food: Bigger than the Plate, sustainability at the V&A
Food: Bigger than the Plate, sustainability at the V&A museum opens on May 18th. Its a fascinating visit, great for the older kids and educational for all ages. The exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Having just been to another event featuring waste food disruptors which included the Toast Ale entrepreneur Tristram Stuart who makes beer ...
Mary Quant retrospective at the V&A Museum
Mary Quant retrospective at the V&A Museum opens on April 6th to the public. This exhibition covers 20 years of the 60’s pop fashion hero’s career from the very first boutique Bazaar in the Kings Rd which was opened in 1955 and whose outfits whilst groundbreaking at the time seem rather drab now by comparison to the later designs from 1960 onwards as the Youth-quake hit and ...
Karl Lagerfeld kidswear – goodbye to a legend
A look at Karl Lagerfeld ¬†kidswear for spring/summer 2019 today and a sad goodbye to a fashion legend. RIP Karl Lagerfeld whose death has just been announced at the age of 85.¬† A fashion legend whose incredible work output will never be matched. From the heady days of the 1970’s he never stopped working, season after season with multiple collections, even managing to squeeze in a collaboration with H&M ...
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