Pirouette picks: Bootstock, NL

Brands you should know: Bootstock January's wholesale tradeshow season was fantastic for discovering relatively young brands. Due to the pandemic many have not been able to show their collection in person. I was so encouraged by the up and coming talent and their creativity. It…

Mini Rodini x FILA launch – interview with founder Cassandra Rhodin

Today on Pirouette I’m talking with ‘the’ pioneer in sustainable and ethical kidswear, founder of Mini Rodini Cassandra Rhodin. Launched in 2006 Cassandra’s colourful designs are loved throughout the world by both parents and children. In fact in Sweden they are the…

The Thompsons, Koh Samui Thailand

Formidable Family – The Thompsons, Koh Samui Thailand

An impressive mix. The Thompsons family of five are an impressive mix. Mum Heidi is Korean/ American whilst Dad Scott is Hong Kong/ British. Gracie is 10, Phoebe is 8 1/2 and little brother Isaac (known as Izzy) is 3 1/2. During the early days of the pandemic the Thompsons…

The Bright Company to close

It's very sad news to see that The Bright Company have decided to discontinue their label. The Bright Company produced sleepwear that lead the way with their organic cotton & sustainable/ ethical production 10 years ago. Challenges such as Brexit, the global pandemic and…

New York Showroom kids fashion AW23 FW23

The Loft Showroom NYC – this weekend!

If you are in New York this weekend make sure to give a visit to The Loft showroom. A great group group of brands have collaborated to host their own wholesale showroom in the Big Apple. There you'll find their FW23 collections. Having seen the majority of the brands already at…

Coup de Coeur awards

‘Coup de Coeur’ selection FW23

Our 'Coup de Coeur' selection for kids' fashion & lifestyle products for AW23 / FW23.What a creative & encouraging AW / FW 23 season! Pirouette walked the aisles, browsed the stands, chatted to the designers and selected some of the best pieces from Pitti Bimbo and CIFF…

AW23 shows

Post Show Season AW23.
Initial thoughts…

Some initial thoughts about the AW/ FW 23 show season. From Pitti Bimbo, to Playtime to CIFF Kids - all the shows built upon their prior outings post lockdown. So with so much at stake for brands, retailers and the shows this season I thought it would be good to share my first…

Pirouette 'Coup de Coeur' AW23

Pirouette’s trade show schedule
for AW/ FW 23

So for many 2023 looks set to be a tough year. Independents will undoubtedly need to be at their creative best use their ability to quickly adapt to meet the challenges ahead. We know though just how resilient this industry is. New independent bricks and mortar stores are…

Knut, & Mom Holly Biörklund (Artist & Muralist)

Way back in January of this year I was lucky enough to be introduced to this wonderful human who was accompanying her BFF to Pitti Bimbo. Grouped together on a press/ influencer tour we spent a lovely evening at Betty Soldi’s workshop in a magical setting followed by a…

Pirouette picks 5 kids desks

Pirouette picks: 5 kids’ desks you’ll love

There’s no doubt that if possible it’s well worth your child having their own desk. By having their own desk to learn and play it helps children develop independence, concentration, and because the desks have been designed specifically for the size and shape of kids…

A look at Maison&Objet, Paris

The latest edition of Maison&Objet saw 162 brands exhibiting in the kids' & family section - representing just over 7% of total exhibitors. With the market for kids' furniture estimated to be worth just under $40 billion US in 2021 and forecast to grow significantly in…

Charlie & Lu

New Bricks & Mortar Store ‘Charlie & Lu’ opens in Essen

More evidence that the rejuvenation of bricks & mortar is underway. Paade Mode have just opened their flagship store in Riga. Carmel London has a new location on Madison Avenue in New York whilst at the weekend Charlie & Lu opened a new store in Essen. In a recent panel…