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Paul & Paula attends many fairs during the year.

To meet people from the industry, discover new trends and brands and most of all to mingle with the industry. We like to share our finds and must haves!

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14.02.18

Pitti Bimbo #86 – highlights

Pitti Bimbo #86
Yesterday I shared some impressions from the famous fashion shows from Pitti Bimbo. Today I will share some of my highlights and favourites.

It is always my first show of the season and that means that all my favourite kids fashion people are coming together and there is a lot of catching up to do. Then all the events and shows… it is usually two really busy days for me. Packed with lots of information, news and inspiration…

Above: Kiboro was at The Nest again and showed their new collection of the cutest kimono onesies.
The Nest, curated by Little Pop Up, showed an exclusive selection of small independent brands.

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Ninaluna

Generally lots of gold and silver in the A/W collections for 2018/19. Especially golden winter jackets!
It will be a GOLDEN season.

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Bonton
French style, still my favourite style!

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Jessie and James

Green stays!

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Liilu
Soft muslin styles in beautiful colours – from Germany.

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Pero
Oh the details…

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Naturino
Very cool styles are coming and soon I will share more about the S/S 2018 collection here as well.

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Novel Walk
Stylish shoes from Barcelona and winner of the Pirouette ‘one to watch’ award!

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Tiny Cottons
That collar definitely caught my eye and the collab with Puma is ongoing!

Cherries – THE fruit and print for the next A/W 2018/19. Saw those in various styles, prints throughout the shows.

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Noe & Zoe will launch these cool kicks in collab with Converse on 1.8.! We can’t wait!

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Velveteen
Romantic, ruffles, exclusive!

 

All images: Paul & Paula

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13.02.18

Pitti Bimbo #86 – catwalk images

Pitti Bimbo #86
The world of kids fashion met in Florence from 18.-20.1.2018 for Pitti Bimbo and what a show it was. FORTEZZA DA BASSO was busy and for those three days the true capital of children’s wear!
Many fabulous events including panels and discussions, three fashion shows and the big celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Monnalisa.

A great atmosphere with a positive vibe!

Today I am sharing some shots from the catwalks with you:
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Barcarola
Barcarola, from Spain, is famous in the ceremony clothing industry. Ceremonial dresses, special occasion silk suits and jackets that impress everybody and make kids happy. Designed for kids starting from 5 to 15 years old.
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Mr Uky
Luxury children’s clothes with a retro touch!
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Tartaleta
Tartaleta, from Spain, is known for its sophisticated and romantic designs.
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Pero
Finely woven dresses, delicately embroidered tunics, and always in for a special catwalk show.
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The finale of the Cinema Apartment show.

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Le Mu
A UK brand specialising in occasion wear and accessories that will delight little girls aged 2 to 12. years.
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Mayoral
From Spain and known for high quality versatile pieces that are bursting with personality and fun.
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Velveteen
Finely crafted and hand-embroidered clothes, using a combination of Indian artisan techniques.
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Nikolia
Probably showed the most stunning pieces!
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The Golden Age of Monnalisa – celebrating 50 years with a glamorous show on Thursday evening!

Hope you liked the impressions! Tomorrow I will share more photos with some of my highlights and finds… stay tuned!

 

All images: Paul & Paula

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29.11.17

Pitti Bimbo – 18. – 20. January 2018

Pitti Bimbo – 18. – 20. January 2018

Cinema will be the theme for Pitti Bimbo – taking place in Florence, Italy from January 18-21.1.2018. And the Fortezza da Basso will be devised, for this edition, as a sort of film festival where each venue represents a specific genre.

The leading key international fair dedicated to children’s fashion and lifestyle is waiting with projects dedicated to new market segments, special participation’s and a focus on emerging talents.

There will be a total of 540 brands / collections and out of that number 315 foreign brands (55% of the total).
And 128 new brands and reentries. Exciting fair ahead I would say!

Pitti Bimbo will be devided in 10 Sections: Pitti Bimbo, Sport Generation, #Activelab, SuperStreet, EcoEthic, Apartment, KidzFIZZ, The Nest, Fancy Room, Fashion at Work. Truly something for everyone. From luxury to casual, from street wear to organic basics.

Are you ready? Will I see you there?
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Pitti Bimbo – 18. – 20. January 2018

Pitti Bimbo – 18. – 20. January 2018

Here are just some of the highlights that will wait for us in January:

* NEW – #ACTIVELAB @ Cavaniglia Studio
This brand new experimental section connecting the sport and street universe debuts at Pitti Bimbo. #Activelab is the new research laboratory with the same DNA as Kidzfizz, but with a street and sport influence and imprint. Find it inside the Cavaniglia Pavilion

 

* “The Golden Age”: Monnalisa will celebrate 50 years with a stunning event!
For the first time ever the Fortezza da Basso will be illuminated by night. On the top floor of the Central Pavilion, Thursday 18th of January from 19.30 on wards, there will be catwalk shows, music and cocktails.

 

* Simonetta presents “How many balloons does it take to make a dream fly?”, a special installation at the Limonaia di Villa Vittoria, on Thursday 18th of January.

 

* Roberto Cavalli Junior will adorn a customized space at the Fortezza da Basso in jaguar spot and prints.

 

* On the Lower Level of the Main Pavilion, The Extraordinary Library will provide a space for a selection of 100 illustrated books from international publishers. Dedicated to entertainment in all its forms: the story of cinema and theater, the magic of ballet and opera, the wonder of the acrobatic and circus arts.

 

* Apartment is the space devoted to contemporary luxury. On Friday January 19th, a special catwalk show at the Sala della Ronda will give greater visibility to some of the brands.

 

* KidzFIZZ brings together the most creative collections by brands that experiment with shapes, materials and presentation. KidzFIZZ is the fair’s concept lab and on Friday January 19th, a selection of KidzFIZZ brands will be part of a special fashion show in the Sala della Ronda.

 

* The Nest is there too. Of course! An exclusive selection of small and “up-and-coming” independent brands selected in collaboration with Little Pop Up. Very much looking forward to discovering some new brands there.

 

* Pirouette will select two brands for the 1 2 watch awards. Judging the new talents in The Nest and KidzFizz sections who stand out for their creativity, attention to details and design. The winners will be selected and announced on Thursday 18th January.

 

* Oh and myself, yes I will also play a little extra role for this season. I will be writing a special web diary for the Pitti Immagine website, with all the most interesting news from the show.

Here is a full list of exhibitors.

 

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FORTEZZA DA BASSO
Viale Filippo Strozzi 1 – Florence

The event is open:
18 – 20 January 2018
every day 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
last day 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

See you around in January!
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31.08.17

Highlights from Ciff Kids – Summer 2018

Ciff Kids

My recap from CIFF Kids in August is a little late but… I managed, just about, to publish it in the same month. Before the show I shared a few posts about newcomers or lifestyle brands that I absolutely wanted to see and they all did not disappoint.

The show was fresh, lots of pastels, a wonderful lifestyle section, fashion shows under the sun and many lovely people to catch up with.

Let’s have a look at the highlights from Ciff Kids – Summer 2018 edition:

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Little Khadi from India – beautiful garments, prints and fabrics!

 

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Eclectic fashion show outside of the fair.

 

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New friends from Lucky Boy Sunday.

 

Ferm Living presented an outstanding new collection. I will share this in a post by itself very soon. Think about fish and fruits!

 

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Johanibali. Fun playmats, bedding and decor articles.

 

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Love the bog pretzel cushion from OYOYmini.

 

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Meri Meri‘s wonderland.

 

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Shoes in all colors of the rainbow – Petit Nord.

 

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New Brand alert – Lia Fia from Macedonia.

 

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Favorite Sweater – from Repose AMS.

 

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Cool booth from Huttelihut.

 

Thank you Copenhagen!

 

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21.07.17

CIFF KIDS Spring/Summer 2018 – international brands

Mister Fly

Now is really not that much time left and we will all meet during CIFF Kids. Are you ready?

Copenhagen in August, the best of kids fashion, meeting people from the industry, spotting trends…

CIFF Kids will open it’s door on Wednesday the 9th of August at 9am.

Today I want to share some of the International Brands that will exhibit and where I will definitely have a look at their new collections:
 
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Sproet & Sprout
The Netherlands
Unisex designs for baby’s and children in basic colors and cool prints. All drawn by hand, leaving room for the perfect imperfections that bring our designs to life.
 

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The Sleepy Collection
Sweden
Designed to give your little one’s a good night’s sleep. A Slow Fashion Brand with trendy Organic Pima Cotton sleepwear for a sustainable lifestyle.
 

Mister Fly
Mister Fly
Australia
Children’s accessories combining a simple gender neutral palette, with modern and playful prints.Products that are functional and practical for everyday use. You can find quilted play mats, bibs, toys, swaddles, bedding and more…
 

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KISSe – prints by kids
Spain
KiSSe gives life to children’s artwork and small works of art. Inspiring clothes with prints adapted by children’s artwork’s.
 

minimalisma
Minimalisma
Switzerland
High-comfort garments from premium natural materials {think silk, wool, cashmere, alpaca and organic cotton} for little ones aged up to 6 years. The perfect basics.
All styles use materials that are stretchy and flexible, meaning that their garments can be enjoyed a longer than average baby clothes.
 

CIFF KIDS
FORUM COPENHAGEN
Julius Thomsens Plads 1
DK-1925 Frederiksberg

9 – 11 August 2017
Opening Hours
Wednesday – Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 5pm

 

Find here inspiration for NEW BRANDS and LIFESTYLE BRANDS for this season.
 
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