All eyes on NYC this weekend!

It’s all eye’s on Playtime New York & Kids Hub this weekend, Pirouette will be state side for all three days in the city that never sleeps. February 11-13, 2024 Metropolitan Pavilion It’s a different way of doing business, it’s old school. Brands can’t be…

Playtime Paris starts this weekend!

Playtime Paris January 27-29, 2024 parc floral WIth over 300 brands exhibiting at Playtime Paris you should makes sure to plan your visit! Pirouette will be there from Saturday morning bright and early to interview a selection of French labels we should be looking out for. You…

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,…

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…

Playtime Paris 29

Playtime Paris #29 Bonjour French brands!

Kids’ fashion SS23 collections, Playtime Paris #29 Katie chats with some fabulous french brands and ask them to pick 3 pieces to showcase their SS23 collections at Playtime Paris. Vive la France! 8 'très français' labels to look out for. Joey Paris…

Playtime PARIS 29

Playtime Paris #29 preview

Playtime back to full force With the return of International travel Playtime Paris opens its doors tomorrow the 2 July ready to welcome visitors back to the show. Over 320 brands, with a mix of both established and new brands, 30% lifestyle and 70% fashion. Something for…

Pirouette show season coverage

Pirouette’s Spring/ Summer ’23 selling season coverage

Make sure to watch out for the Pirouette Coup De Coeur! Pirouette has been resting whilst I’ve been working on a new kids' fashion & lifestyle marketplace Lolie. The project arrived at my door during the pandemic - the concept is a one stop shop for everything beautiful for…

Playtime Paris #28 Show report

Playtime Paris returns with its physical edition to showcase AW22 collections. It was a joy to be back in Paris, two years have gone by and yet it feels like just yesterday that we were covering the last show just prior to the pandemic hitting. There was chat of a mystery virus…

Pirouette x Society of Scent photographers jennifer lund christian mauviel

SCREEN CAPTURE: Polysensorial space at Playtime Paris #27

Polysensorial space Pirouette x The Society of Scent Playtime Paris #27 Sat, 25 Jan – Mon, 27Jan 2020 The Power of Scent... be happy! For this edition of the Screen Capture exhibition Pirouette has invited Bronx based fragrance lab The Society of Scent to challenge your senses…

Pirouette One to Watch Award x The Society of Scent

On the scent of the One to Watch kid’s collections and labels of AW20 / FW20 The Pirouette One to Watch Awards celebrates and highlights the best of creative talent in kid’s fashion and design from Pitti Bimbo, Firenze - Italy to CIFF YOUTH, Copenhagen - Denmark to Playtime, New…