trade shows

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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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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.

 

Pitti Bimbo 86
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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Ciff Kids

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

 

Ciff Kids

Ciff Kids
Eclectic fashion show outside of the fair.

 

Ciff Kids

Ciff Kids
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!

 

Ciff Kids
Johanibali. Fun playmats, bedding and decor articles.

 

Ciff Kids
Love the bog pretzel cushion from OYOYmini.

 

Ciff Kids
Meri Meri‘s wonderland.

 

Ciff Kids

Ciff Kids
Shoes in all colors of the rainbow – Petit Nord.

 

Ciff Kids

Ciff Kids
New Brand alert – Lia Fia from Macedonia.

 

Ciff Kids
Favorite Sweater – from Repose AMS.

 

Ciff Kids
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
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.
 

the-sleepy-collection
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…
 

kisse kidswear
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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03.07.17

CIFF KIDS Spring/Summer 2018 – new brands

Lilli&Leopold

After the lifestyle brands that will show during CIFF KIDS in Copenhagen I would like to highlight the newcomers today.

CIFF Kids will take place from August 9th until August 11th 2017 and you can find the show at Forum Copenhagen and discover 300 exhibitors from Scandinavia and the rest of the world.

Have a look at these 5 brands that are new to the fair.

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Alerin
Founded by Paloma Moro Dirksen, born in Madrid and living in Copenhagen. A luxury clothing line for babies and children from 0-12 years. Handmade in Spain.
ALERIN combines the elegance of Spain with the Scandinavian consciousness of quality and functionality.

 

 

babyvone
Baby von E
Carefully handmade baby products from the Swedish countryside. Everything is made from handpicked organic materials with a signature handwoven fabric.
You can find beautiful Italian vegetable tanned leather booties or organic cotton baby essentials.

 

 

miel a moi
Miel à Moi
This new brand from Portugal will present their very first collection. Cool pieces for girls.

 

 

Lilli&Leopold
Lilli & Leopold
Based in Oslo and creating underwear for babies and children between 0-14 years in 100% Organic Merino Wool.
Merino Wool is itch free and soft to the skin and can easily be cleaned in a washing machine like any other wool type. Stylish underwear that is super comfortable and comes with a Nordic feel. Produced by environmentally friendly manufactures in Europe.

 

 

Bonét et Bonét
Bonét et Bonét
A new Danish luxury brand using cashmere, organic cotton and other high quality and natural products. Beautiful knits, home decor products and bedding you can find here.
All in subtle and stylish colors and produced under responsible conditions in India.

CIFF KIDS
SPRING/SUMMER 2018
9 – 11 August 2017

Opening Hours
Wednesday – Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 5pm

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30.06.17

Impressions from Pitti Bimbo June 2017 – day two

pitti bimbo kokori

Day two started with a brunch. Set in a beautiful private garden and held by Roberto Cavalli. The collection was presented throughout the garden and it really looked very special. I went with my good friend Dimitra from Little Pop Up because we wanted to discuss and brainstorm a few ideas for future projects as well.

Kids fashion, good food and interesting conversation – what could be a better start of the day?

Here are some impressions from the Roberto Cavalli brunch:

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pitti bimbo roberto cavalli

pitti bimbo roberto cavalli

pitti bimbo roberto cavalli

 

We went straight back to the fair from the brunch. It was already around 11.30h and together with Dimitra we decided to check out the Kids Fizz area.

And who did we meet there first thing? Berlin brand Noe & Zoe.

pitti bimbo noe zoe

pitti bimbo noe zoe

pitti bimbo noe zoe
And they will dress our kids very colorful next year as well!

 

pitti bimbo paade mode

pitti bimbo paade mode
Next stop was Paade Mode. Once the lifestyle look book will be out for this collection I will share more. Here are two of my favorite dresses, but as usual – it is too difficult to decide because everything is so lovely.

 

pitti bimbo puella petite

pitti bimbo puella petite
Puella Petite and lots of plumeti {did I ever mention how much I love that fabric}. Best summer dresses!

 

pitti bimbo kokori

pitti bimbo kokori

pitti bimbo kokori
Then I had a very nice and long conversation with Kirsi from Sand in your shorts plus another meeting. Exciting things will happen in the near future. I will keep you posted!

It was 16h already and I absolutely wanted to go back to The Nest and see some more new and small brands {my favorites}.

Especially Kokori I wanted to see live – and it was as beautiful as I expected. Gorgeous garments with lots of great details in the best colors.

 
pitti bimbo unsigned

pitti bimbo unsigned
NEW brand Unsigned was a great pleasure too. Cutest clothes and very nice fabrics.

 
pitti bimbo plume

pitti bimbo plume

pitti bimbo plume

pitti bimbo plume
Another NEW brand is PLUME. Earthy tones, crochet and a great boho style. I love!

See DAY ONE here.

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