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The V&A tackles fashion sustainability with Fashioned from Nature
The V&A Museum tackles fashion sustainability in its new fashion exhibition for the summer season Fashioned from Nature which opened this weekend just in time for Earth Day around the globe. Covering the past from 1600 to the present day the introductory garments show how fashion’s inspiration not only has come from nature but also taken the creatures themselves with the use of feathers, fur and even beetle ...
It’s all citrus for Milk & Biscuits kidswear summer 2018
It’s all citrus for Milk & Biscuits kidswear summer 2018 in a new shoot captured by Michelle Marshall here on Smudgetikka today. Milk & Biscuits is a very cool kids brand designed by Kate Smith who currently lives in Shanghai so is spanning the Brit/Chinese cultural bridge in her own way. The new summer collection humorously titled ‘When Life gives you Lemons” features giant ...
Stunning girls swimwear story for Hooligans magazine
Todays stunning girls swimwear story for Hooligans magazine was shot by Abi Campbell on a trip to the Maldives at the St Regis Vommuli resort which Abi has used in a super strong graphic composed style. Using her daughter Jemima for possibly her last photo shoot in childrenswear since Jemima at 11 has grown to the edge of teenage and like her ...
Century of the Child at the V&A Museum of Childhood
A new exhibition Century of the Child opens at V&A The Museum of Childhood today just in time for the Easter holiday break. Featuring 100 years of Nordic design the exhibition shows how the influence of the Nordics has penetrated into the British lifestyle with its simplistic ethos and cool minimal design. Showing products from toys, interiors, fashion and film, the exhibition has some firm childhood favourites and even ...
Kids footwear trends from Italy at MICAM for F/W 2018
A sneak peek at kids footwear trends from Italy today for next Autumn/Winter 2018. MICAM is held at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre in Italy and is Europe’s biggest footwear trade show with 1,364 exhibitors many from the Italian sector showing off women’s, mens and childrens styles for the new season. Italy is one of the leading exponents of the art of shoemaking, having excellence in design, quality leathers ...
Goodordering cool kids bags inspired by cycling families
Goodordering cool kids bags were designed originally for cycling families but these graphic styles can be used everyday and also holiday travel for the whole family. The independent company is based in Hackney, East London and the designer and founder Jacqui Ma has a firm foundation to draw on having designed bags for Puma, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Debenhams in the past. In 2012 she went out on her ...
CIFF Kids fashion and lifestyle in Copenhagen for winter 2018
Trade show CIFF Kids fashion and lifestyle in Copenhagen for winter 2018 happened last week, the trade fair felt busier this season and exhibitors seemed happy with the result. For me one of the strongest feelings I had was the change in colour of the Scandinavian market, from the land of white walls there seems to be a move away from lightness, especially in interiors with a lot ...
New names at Playtime Paris kids fashion trends for winter 2018
There were plenty of new names at Playtime Paris kids fashion trends for winter 2018 edition this season as the trade fair enlarged to accommodate exhibitors who had previously been at the now defunct  ‘The Kid Show’. New independent small exhibitors and kids fashion launches from adult collections also added to the freshness.
Sneak peek Cavalier kids fashion from Singapore for fall 2018
Cavalier kids fashion from Singapore for fall 2018 with a sneak peek preview today of the styles to be shown in Playtime Paris this weekend. Cavalier used to show at The Kid Show but will be moving to Playtime Paris this season. Quirky, inventive and fun, this seasons theme is ‘ART IS HARD’ which draws inspiration from the land of ...
Dot to Dot London quirky kids fashion finds
Dot to Dot London quirky kids fashion finds for fall/winter 2018 at the independent London kids trade show this season. Some familiar names and some new additions in the Vinyl Studio location which slots between Pitti Bimbo and Playtime Paris. My favourites from the show included a newly revamped Finger in the Nose collection with some cool girls pieces including a gold metallic gathered skirt, a new ethnic inspired ...
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