Last year Bubble London, the UK trade show for children’s fashion and accessories, launched “The Rising Star” competition, to recognise new talents and innovative product. Portuguese brand Wolf & Rita, was the lucky winner.  This season’s 12 finalists will be short listed at the show  26 – 27 January 2014.

Knitwear brands are shining through this season with both Labellamb and The Little Tailor from the UK and Berlin based brand Lily et Louis all reaching this season’s final. Meanwhile, footwear is represented this season by London label Young Soles, which has been chosen for its range of high-quality, children’s shoes, inspired by iconic British footwear designs.

Elsewhere quirky, vintage-inspired graphic designs are central to the debut collections for girlswear brands Raspberry Plum and Lucypeachslice as well as unisex brands IMA and Milk & Biscuits. In babywear Piupia will present simple charming prints across a range of soft organic cotton.

Other finalists include family run business Love Soap which will showcase its own blend of organic bath products for children alongside innovative colour-changing raincoats from Holly & Beau and functional yet fashionable designs form denim specialists Nikolia.