Baby Dior Summer 2015 Collection is a burst of color in crisp whites and blues and lollypop pinks and fire engine red. For the girls, the romanticism bursts from every luxury seam and the cuts are simple, classic and some pieces reminiscent of 1940’s movie stars. And the mood is very sophisticated. These little misses have social engagements and serious style business to attend to. For the boys, there is a nice mix of laid back graphic shirts under striking turquoise and toned down grey blazers as only Dior can do.
See the full collection here at Dior.
If you can’t make it in person to all the trade shows, never fear – Playologie Virtual Fashion Showroom to the rescue!
Nearly one year after its launch, Playologie, the B2B marketplace brought to you by the organizers of the Playtime trade fair, is continuing its rapid progression and is kicking into the next gear. There are already 100 brands featured and almost 1000 verified buyers. Read on to see how this has all improved!
Playtime New York is just around the corner (August 1st-3rd) and I’m doing something special this time around! I’m giving you a very exclusive sneak peek of some of the top labels and trends that you have to look forward to. We have some new, exciting labels presenting as well as the seasoned labels that we just can’t get enough of. So, whether you are someone who will be attending the show, or just a kid’s fashion fan, here is my fab rundown.
And in case you are wondering what all the fuss is about, Playtime is one of the foremost Childrenswear trade shows and continues to forge ahead in this whole universe of kids fashion (and maternity wear). They have shows in Paris, NYC and Tokyo and have been a huge player and promoter of this international market.
Ine de Haes Summer 2015 range is simple, sleek and modern kidswear. Three things that are appealing and refreshing when you want to go back to basics. Sometimes I crave little color, and no fuss but a nice detail. This still new Belgian children’s label – in its third season presents silhouettes with 3D drapery and graphic knitwear for kids with an avant-garde je ne sais quoi. Ine’s mastery of draping and fabric sculpture is quite amazing. (see their debut season – incredible!)
Elizabeth Taylor costume test for National Velvet.
These Costume tests of kids from famous films fascinate me of course. My background of fashion/costume designer, actress, filmmaker and film buff make it impossible for me not to be fascinated! What we don’t see when we see a film is all of the work and preparation – all of the filming of just the costumes before the film is under way.
Costume test photos are a necessity for filmmakers and designers to get a clear picture of how colors, fabrics, and styles and also hair and makeup will appear on the big screen and also how various costumes play together. The snapshots sometimes reveal a different side of the star in costume and tell a little story all of its own. The photos sometimes become an art form in their own right. And much of the wardrobe and costumes from films has influenced fashion…including children’s fashion.
The Oilily Summer 2015 Collection is every bit as sweet as what we have come to expect from this lovely label. I never seem to tire of their vibrant colors and whimsy. And this season, they have their fair share of reds and blues but also quite a few pieces in a toned down palette that is so breezy and easy for summer. And those prints of florals and paisleys and birds and beasts…of course!
Pure funk from Ice Iceberg Junior Campaign Spring Summer 2015/Boys. Iceberg is the label of iconic artistic director Jean Charles de Castelbajac and there is also Iceberg for Women and Men. And I love what they are doing in this boy’s label. Great, wearable staples which have been reinvented with some cool boyish graphics.
Babesta has opened in Brookfield Place! If you are in New York, you might not have heard of the fabulous new shopping complex, Brookfield Place which is situated on the water’s edge in Tribeca! And my friends Jen and Aslan of Babesta have opened an amazing new store there in addition to their other two stores also in Tribeca.
They have the very latest Bugaboos Runner strollers (they are the only ones in NYC who have them as yet) and you can even take them for a test drive. Yep.
And lots of new funky stuff here like:
More charming totally kid stuff for the Spanish brand: Bobo Choses Spring Summer 2015 Collection. This “Guess Who’s Coming for Breakfast” calls the kids to have breakfast with the most clumsy, shy and friendly monsters: Mr Nail, Bob the Monster, Clever the Ghost, and The Omelettes will become your best guests!
Another funny, colorful and completely delightful range that is long on funny, sketched monsters and plenty of watermelons and funky fruit. Available on the Bobo Choses website.