Here is my little rundown of Playtime New York, for this season. It’s a little behind but I had been so preoccupied with a big event for my other life (jeanneomlor.com). But better late than not at all!
These are some new labels and some beautiful things I saw at this edition of Playtime, February, 2015.
Dolce & Gabbana’s motherhood-themed Fall/Winter 2015 show at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday featured models carrying babies and prints inspired by children’s doodles. I know that there has been criticism about the way moms are being portrayed in this parade (not sure how we should be portraying them in a fashion show!) but really, I’m just glad to see pregnant women and moms with babies on the runway at all. And much of the garments were just completely lovely, even for moms.
The show, which was called “Viva la Mamma,” also included giant jewel-studded headphones and colorful silk prints based on kids’ drawings. Read More
What do I bring you this time from Barcelona? Four fantastic kids fashion brands! I’m pretty sure you already know some of them, but some others not. Hope you’ll enjoy my selection!
Let’s start with the littlest ones: clothing and accessories for new borns and babies by Cranc& Friends, founded by Carolina in 2012. Inspired by nature, sea, technology and using 100% organic cotton and toxic free printings, Cranc & Friends creates lovely beannies, booties, pacifier holders and soft toys for newborns. Sweet and colorful illustrations and minimal design for a warm welcome to newborns.
What an exciting explosion of bright flowers, animals, colors and textures Anne Kurris has in store for for the Anne Kurris, SS 2015 collection! I always look forward to seeing what she comes up with each season as she is really one of my all time faves. I am particularly excited to see what she has done this season with the boyswear…colorful, yet masculine graphic treatments. Love!
I am so excited about Mini Rodini Spring/Summer ’15 collection ‘See You Later Alligator’ for two reasons:
1. It is all about sea life and we are crazy about anything aquatic. In fact, the girls did a whole summer camp last summer called “Under the Sea”. And we did a whole interaction with dolphins in the Bahamas. And because the illustrations are so amazing, daring and a real statement, yet comfortable and wearable.
2. This collection is made from the finest weave, recycled from PET bottles and other plastic waste. Which is fitting because it’s the very same waste that pollutes our seas and which marine mammals often eat and die.
Autumn Cashmere Kids, Spring Summer- 2015 is a really wearable, bright and timeless collection. A mix of cashmere of course and cottons, chambrays and even leather comprise this range. Very closely tied in with the women’s range but not any exact copies here! I love the ease and crispness of this range and simple styling with effective detailing to make the styles pop without being too heavy.
Bellissima Kids is so excited to be working with Playologie, brought to us by our good friends of Playtime Universes – who are of course huge players in this wonderful world of children.
It’s here! The first online B2B trade fair the children’s/maternity universes! What exactly does it do? Who is this for?
Watch the video below to find out more about this vital and revolutionary new way of doing business in the children’s/maternity universe.
But in a nutshell:
If you are a Brand: Playologie is both a B2B showroom, an order management system, a prospecting tool and an international window open all year long, 24/7.
If you are a Buyer: Free for all buyers, Playologie optimizes the buying process– hunts down the latest trends, uncovers the products that make the difference, dialogues with brands and group purchases.
Chloé Kids Spring – Summer 2015 is a breathe of fresh air with the crisp white blouses, Boho prints, easy to wear chambrays and classic French stripes. They have also added key pieces in bright colors such as yellow pants and red tops to add some pop.
The real show stopper is the blue fairy-hem dress which can carry all the way from casual to dressed up. And the baby items are completely adorable, especially the modern eyelet little dress below. Just a chic, yet effortless and comfortable range for the girls this coming season.
Here’s the very talented star, Quvenzhané Wallis of the new Annie film which came out a couple of weeks ago in a gorgeous shoot for T Magazine, which is the New York Times Style Magazine. Styled by Julie Vianey, the photos were taken by Rene and Radka for the Dec 7th issue.