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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 ...
Beautiful kids lifestyle products at CIFF Youth Copenhagen
Beautiful kids lifestyle products at CIFF Youth in the Copenhagen based trade fair last week. The Scandinavian lifestyle has now become well known throughout the world and the exhibitors at the CIFF Youth trade show last week didn’t disappoint with their clean lines and cool colours for nursery and kids bedrooms. New products are only usually launched every one or two years in interiors but there ...
Just in time for Xmas reading a new issue of Hooligans
Just in time for Xmas reading the new issue of Hooligans magazine is released. There’s a fabulous abstract collage story by Abi Campbell with an altered state of mind theme featuring the fall/winter collections for a last look at the kids winter fashion just before the sales empty the stores of such items. Abi’s concept was for a collage shoot which was inspired by Barcelona artist ...
Xmas 2018 at Petersham Nurseries, that’s Christmas sorted!
Xmas 2018 at Petersham Nurseries, that’s Christmas sorted! My annual round up at Petersham Nurseries nearly didn’t get brought to you today when I discovered the hideous new update from WordPress has automatically appeared on the site. I couldn’t make head or tail of it but thankfully after a quick Google I discovered there’s a Classic WordPress plug in that I’ve quickly reverted to and hooray, blogging activity ...
Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books
Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books today. First up Terrific Timelines Fashion  just published by Laurence King Publishing Terrific Timelines Fashion. One of the Terrific Timelines series with pop out characters to make a timeline from antiquity to the 20th Century and beyond. This should keep the offspring occupied for hours on a wet winter’s day.
Dot to Dot London kidswear for SS19
Dot to Dot London kidswear for SS19 showed with independent labels as the only kids fashion trade show now in London after the demise of Bubble London. A lot of the UK market is based on baby and toddler ages, partly as gifting is a strong element and partly due to the fact that we have a strong tradition of school uniforms here in the UK so parents ...
Playtime Paris previews kids fashion summer 2019
Playtime Paris previews kids fashion summer 2019. Firstly I have to mention the heat, because it was the first thing on everyone’s mind. There’s a history here, two years ago was a similar heatwave summer in June and as the main Playtime building is an eco building it doesn’t allow air conditioning and it became too hot, last year was not so bad, this year we were back to debilitating heat. I don’t ...
Pitti Bimbo 87 kids fashion trends SS19
Pitti Bimbo 87 report today with kids fashion trends SS19 news. Pop Optical colour was the theme for this seasons Pitti Bimbo and it seemed an apt choice as one of the strong kids fashion trend themes would appear to be strong and vivid colour. Not so much the rainbow shades from a couple of years ago but unusual combinations where colours like sky blue and ...
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