directory digital community

directory*

Just what we NEED to make a fragmented industry whole… We all know how difficult it can be to find out the information you’re looking for quickly & easily. “Who was that brand I was chatting to last season?” What was the name of their press…

Pirouette directory print

directory* print

Pirouette directory* Pirouette is launching a printed zine* during the AW/FW24 trade show season to celebrate the upcoming launch of Pirouette directory* digital community & search engine. Look out for it during show season!

Pitti Bimbo 98 announces ‘PittiTime’ theme for AW24 show season

Time travel to Pitti Bimbo 98!For the forthcoming AW/FW24 selling season “PittiTime” is the theme of Pitti Immagine’s winter fairs and the new Pitti Bimbo ad campaign, directed by Leonardo Corallini and coordinated by creative director Angelo Figus. The…

Jo Gordon knitwear

A look back at the Kids’ fashion SS24 selling season

Some quick thoughts on SS24 prior to focusing on AW/ FW23 It’s almost time to switch our focus to the AW/ FW23 drops, but before we do let’s have a quick look at the SS24 selling season. On the whole there was a lot of promising feedback, and opportunities are there for the…

Pirouette SS24 show season schedule

A preview of what Pirouette is up to at the shows this SS24 selling seasonThe sun is shining and it’s that time of the year again… And of course we have an number of events taking place at then trade shows. So whether you are a designer, buyer, press, agent,…

Pirouette panel at Pitti Bimbo

Panel talk – the business of kids’ fashion

Pirouette panel talk at Pitti Bimbo '96Katie of Pirouette talks with Piero Iacomoni of Monnalisa, Mogens Jepsen of Molo, Shoshana Kazab of Fuse Coms & Kidswear Collective. They discuss their origin stories and the difficulties and opportunities in kids’ fashion at the…

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…

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…