Dimity Bourke, the fresh, new-ish Aussi brand has reinforced their lyrical identity this season and dished up a very sweet and wearable collection of high quality cotton dresses for day and princessy special occasion dresses.
It’s been such a busy week of trade shows. Here is a little taste of what I saw at ENK Children’s Club this week! It was as usual, enormous and so much to get through. But well worth the treasures that are to be found along the way.
Playtime New York this weekend was an exhibit of how far the children’s fashion industry has come and where it’s going. The quality and imagination of the labels has reached an all-time high. From young designers just out of fashion school, to veterans of the industry, the identity of who they collectively are and what they represent and what they are passionate about has never been so palpable. To be around this kind of development and evolution of the aesthetics of kid’s fashion is very exciting to be a part of.
And guess, what? I have always been a friend of Playtime and now it’s official! See below.
And of course, here is a little taste of what went on.
What a great new Belgian brand for girls – presenting Miss Chips, Fall/ Winter 2014.
This label has succeeded in a delicious concoction of nostalgic emotional recalls (looks a bit like Mini-Mad Men women!), comfort and sweet styling. The wonderful and wide color palette and generous mix of textures, fabrics and artful prints, all come together for an effortless look with a real statement. Yep. I’m a fan!
So what has former Miss France (2005) and Miss Europe (2006), Alexandra Rosenfeld have in store for us? This Mama of little Ava (3 years old) has just launched her very first collection of clothing for boys and girls from 2-8 years. And it’s all about the Tropics for this summer collection. Banana trees, sweet retro airplanes and a colonial scene are the prints in this simple and small mix and match collection of 10 pieces: tees, skirts, shorts and sweatshirts.
It seems that Baby Dior always has something special in store for us. And Baby Dior Fall 2014 does not disappoint with their gorgeous Venetian inspired collection. And the collection was of course, also shot in Venice. This range is a feast of Dior retro loveliness, drawing from so many looks that we recognize in classic Dior images. Every single piece oozes luxury and sports the signature Dior cut and quality. And in this collection especially, the kids are really dressed like miniature ladies and lords!
Last Sunday, I made my way to Bubble London to have a sneak peek at the Spring/Summer 15 collections from the best childrenswear brands around.
Having worked on the event for over 6 years, it was lovely to catch-up with some old friends, but most importantly to see that Bubble is still a great platform for new and emerging talent.
And I have gathered together some of my highlights…
Here is a post for people in the rag trade and specifically in the Children’s fashion, maternity, decor sector. In this exclusive post, I am interviewing Sébastien de Hutten, (who is the CEO of Playtime, Children’s Trade shows) who together with his sister, Marie Czapska, (below) are the creators of this new platform Playologie, which is the first online B2B trade fair the children’s/maternity universes. And what a great innovation. Scroll down to read the interview!