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29.06.17

Impressions from Pitti Bimbo June 2017 – day one

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Today, one week ago, Pitti Bimbo opened the doors. I arrived on Wednesday afternoon and had a little time to walk through Florence. It was very hot {quick a difference when flying in from Sweden} and beautiful. If you have never been to Florence, please put it on your travel list. It is a must.
The evening I spent on a terrace overlooking Florence with good food and great company. The perfect start.

The next morning I made my way to the fair, walking through the little streets and going through the list of people, brands and shows I want to visit in my head. Work mode!

This years theme for the fair was Boom, Pitti Blooms. Inspired by the energy and beauty of flowers that blossom like new creative ideas.

You could see flower installation and goodies everywhere. Very pretty and so good for the mood. All staff was dressed in cool clothes and shoes especially designed for the fair. {have a look}

Today I will share my first day in pictures and take you a bit with me. What I saw, who I met and so on.
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pitti bimbo catwalk
At 11h the first catwalk show was held – Children’s Fashion from Spain with the theme Route 66. Brands participating were: Amaya, Barcarola, Boboli, Desigual, Mayoral & Tuc Tuc.
The show ended with a big firework of confetti. Loved it!

 

dolce & gabbana kids
dolce & gabbana kids
dolce & gabbana kids
After the show I went to see the special installation by Dolce & Gabbana. It was the brands debut at Pitti Bimbo and they created a market filled with all kinds of flowers and colors.

The theme for their Spring/Summer collection for 2018 is: Style in blossom {perfect match with Pitti’s theme}. The best part was the presence of the famous #DGCloni – the cartoon shapes of Domenico & Stefano!

 

 

pitti bimbo catwalk
pitti bimbo catwalk
After a nice lunch I went to the next show at 14h. Two brands showed here: Fun & Fun and She.ver

 

And then, nearly 15h already {time is truly running fast} I finally made it to The Nest:

pitti bimbo the nest
pitti bimbo the nest
Poupée presented a very inspiring new collection. Designed around a duck including a magical video and lots of must-have pieces for boys&girls.

 

pitti bimbo the nest
pitti bimbo the nest
Monkind from Berlin stay true to their style. Beautiful organic basics. And for next summer there will also be swimwear and some pieces in a lovely muslin fabric. Watch out!

 

pitti bimbo the nest
NEW BRAND: Kiboro from NYC. Great sustainable Kids Kimono style rompers and sets from a husband and wife duo that merge their roots from Chile and Hawaii into one brand. Very interesting and inspiring.

 

pitti bimbo the nest
pitti bimbo the nest
Sommer & Kinder presented their very first summer collection. Light cotton knits in lovely colors. I especially adore the cute hats!

 

pepe kids sandals
Then I rushed over to The Apartment and found these cute sandals from PePe.

 

pitti bimbo velveteen
pitti bimbo velveteen
pitti bimbo velveteen
Next stop was Velveteen and saying hello to lovely Laura, the designer. We had a nice talk about the collection, motherhood, entrepreneurship and other things.

We are all having the same ups and downs {no big surprise but sometimes good to know too}. I love Velveteen and Laura’s designs. Romantic, full of details and great materials and next summer will be fruity!

 

pittibimbo naturino
pittibimbo naturino
And my last meeting was Naturino. I finally met Erika who is doing their PR and with whom I e mail for years and we never met. Until now. So nice. And I can tell you – Naturino gets better and better. Same famous high quality of course, but more and more fashionable and interesting. Especially in summer I love shoes that have some fun details.

 

After that I ran over to the book signing of Achim Lippoth.

And I met many blogger friends like Katie from Pirouette, Kirsi from Sand in your shorts, Linda from Smudgetikka and the girls from Milan Magazine.

 

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22.05.17

Pitti Bimbo – 22 – 24. June 2017

pitti bimbo

Today in one month Pitti Bimbo will open it’s doors again. I had such a good time and show in January that I am very much looking forward to this edition. Of course I am always curious to see the new collections, run into friends and catch up with people from the industry, another lovely part is: Florence. Florence in June!

I cannot wait and really hope to see some of you at Pitti Bimbo next month.

Let’s have a look what will await us at the Fortezza da Basso and where you will see me for sure. One thing I really enjoyed at Pitti is that instead of one big hall you have several smaller {and not so small} buildings that are dedicated to different themes.
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velveteen
The Apartment is my favorite hall. As the name suggests you will find apartments. Each of them belongs to a designer who decorated it according to their collection and style. It is super inspiring and has a very ’boutique’ kinda feeling. Find brands like The Small Gatsby, Velveteen {image above}, Raspberry Plum and more here.

 

Kokori Kids
THE NEST is back. Putting the spotlight on small independent brands from around the world.
An exclusive selection of small independent brands, selected in collaboration with the Berlin-based concept lab Little Pop Up, will be presented. As you know me, I am very happy to see this and happy to see that Pitti Bimbo supports small and new brands. Find Kokori {image above}, Cherry Papaya, Mimi & Lula, Poupee Kids, Sommer + Kinder and many more on the Lower Level of the Main Pavilion.

 

lucky boy sunday
Also located on the Lower Level of the Main Pavilion, is the FANCY ROOM section. Another spot for smaller brands but with a focus on accessories, interior and toys. Perfect for concept stores and with brands such as Noodoll, Forivor, LuckyBoySunday {image above} and many more…

 

 

More halls: Sport Generation for everything from the sporty and active wear field. One part of the Main Pavilion is dedicated to sustainable fashion and called Ecoethic. Junior and Teen clothing at Superstreet – as the name suggests you can find lots of street wear style brands here. Find all info about the different sections here.

 

Make sure to have a look at the Events Calendar and plan your trip. Pitti Bimbo is famous for its shows and special events and it would be a shame if you miss them…

See you next month in Florence!

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24.01.17

Pitti Bimbo A/W 2017 {highlights part two}

kalinka kids

After the catwalk edition and the first part of my personal highlights – here are my last bits from Pitti Bimbo.

On the first day I managed to walk 10km {I had a look on my phone yesterday evening}. I was exhausted at the end of the day. Positively exhausted – full of nice things I saw, lovely people I chatted too, good food I had and walking around a fortress to see the best of kids fashion is really very charming!

Let’s see what our kids will be wearing for A/W 2017:

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mini melissa

Rainy days forever with these cuties from Mini Melissa!

 

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O H  M Y  G O D! Indeed! Cutest baby shoes ever – from Pepe!

 

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Raspberry Plum – an absolute highlight and a feast for the eyes.

 

velveteen

Chunky cardis are always a good idea. Paired with a delicate dress and we are a team. Velveteen!

 

The Nest

New at Pitti Bimbo was a creative space called The Nest. Curated by my friend & mama bird Dimitra from Little Pop Up. A nest full of upcoming small brands {soon spreading their wings}. Very much my kind of area. And it was good to see some friends gathered here. Here are a few impressions:

cherry papaya

Cherry Papaya designed a very cool tribal inspired collection. Strongest collection since they started in my opinion.

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It was so good to see Susan from Garbo&friends again. Loving all their new products!

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Kalinka Kids and their yummy knits.

 

mara.mea

mara mea designed little backpacks. Kids can match with the lovely diaper bags now!

 

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MONKIND from Berlin. It was so lovely to finally meet. Next to the adorable small pieces the brand designed a few for women and now offers bedding too.

 

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Poupee Kids from Greece – very poetic and whimsical!

 

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Robe of Feathers – such a pleasure to finally meet Nele the lady behind the brand. The next A/W 2017 is as adorable as usual with lots of pompoms!

 

 

 

All images: Paul & Paula

 

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23.01.17

Pitti Bimbo A/W 2017 {highlights part one}

pero

This morning I shared a few images from the catwalk shows. And because it is so fun to see what will come in a few months… let’s continue with some of my personal highlights.

In between all the different collections, labels and buildings… here are my favourites from Pitti Bimbo last week.

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goganga

New label from Switzerland, made in Italy – Goganga.

 

hunter

Happy glitter bonbon colours for rainy days – Hunter Kids.

 

leoca

Cutest baby outfit from Leoca Paris.

 

Paade Mode Paade Mode Paade Mode

Absolute gorgeous collection by Paade Mode.

 

peropero

in L O V E with Pero!

 

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A few images from the unduetrestellababy design installation!

 

luckyboysunday

Cute little friends from Denmark also came to visit Italy – Lucky Boy Sunday!

 

 

 

All images: Paul & Paula
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23.01.17

Pitti Bimbo A/W 2017 {catwalk impressions}

pero
If you follow my Instagram you noticed that I was in Florence last week.

Paul & Paula attended Pitti Bimbo.

We had a splendid time, met many creative people, had great chats and deep conversations with brands, magazines & shop owners. We are back with a suitcase full of inspiration and before we are heading to the next fair I want to share some of it with you here.

The fair is a true event, a little overwhelming even in the beginning. You feel the passion for kids fashion everywhere. People are excited and you get absorbed by the atmosphere.

It was so good to meet old and new faces {always my favourite part}, discover new brands and the new collections of old favourites. This industry is something special – kind and fun people around you, full of creativity and power!

Let’s start with some images from the fashion shows and watch out for more posts with my finds, favourites and and and…
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cape

Stand out with giant pompoms on your hood – by CAPE!

 

cnd by condor

cnd by condor – exclusive designs from Barcelona!

 

lamantine-paris

Lamantine Paris – very elegant pieces that I would wear immediately. The colours are amazing!

 

Miss L.Ray

Miss L.Ray – dedicated to kids who transit from child to teen.

 

Mr Uky

Mr Uky – luxury children’s wear with a retro touch. Such cool outfits!

 

paade-mode

Paade Mode. Particular fond of their dresses for next winter.

 

peropero

Pero – a very beautiful universe.

 

the-small-gatsby

The Small Gatsby – luxury clothes for children hand made in Vienna.

 

velveteen

Velveteen – another stunning collection was presented by this label. And this dress is just amazing!

 

All images: Paul & Paula

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