Monday 30th of January and last day of Bubble London this time around. The Business Design centre in Islington London was filled up with exhibitors, both for fashion but also for more practical clothing as well as kids decor and accessories.
Among the highlights from the trade show was the newcomer Indikidual with their funky collection for the independent toddler. We loved the quality of the cotton, the simple prints and fun colours. Christina Rohde has some gorgeous fabrics and timeless pieces that newer goes out of fashion, but has also added a few more minimalistic and chrome garments this time around. FUB does not disappoint after their strong SS12 collection, but follows up with unisex knits in retro stripes with details like wooden buttons. Both Mini Rodini and Shampoodle were present with charming people on the stand showcasing their trendy signature style unisex collections, Shampoodle with lots of lovely natural shades in green and grey, for children up to 10 years and some adults clothes too. Jumina and MyCinnamonGirl, both Norwegian brands but representing very different styles; Jumina being a favourite among the press with its clear concept and sustainable focus. My CinnamonGirl offering country chic leisurewear and also this season proven to very popular with a mum & daughter collection. Aya Naya and Phister & Philina is great examples of what’s on in Denmark at the moment, with children dressing in layers in a casual but sweet style. Molo Kids had a huge stand with people from HQ in Denmark present and excitingly featuring the very latest prints and styles with the outwear section even furthermore improved as well with both warm coats and proper snow boots. Talking of which, Kivat was present with the new young lady in charge, that has just recently taken over this Finnish family business. Kivat is a best selling brand in Scandinavia, especially known for their high quality woolen hats. And that leads me to the agent Raindrops, showcasing outdoor clothes like Nowali, Celavi and Abeko. Not so much fashion but then again it’s never been fashionable to be freezing cold!
Pale Cloud is sort of towering on it’s own as arguably the most fashionable brand at the fair with it’s very trendy 30’s style glamorous collection in the utterly most luxurious fabrics and knits. With this collection for Autumn Winter 2012, their third, Pale Cloud has proven that they are a high end designer brand presenting haute couture for children. We would be most surprised if this collection would not be featured in some of the most prestigious stores around the UK for the coming winter!
Here are some more pictures from Bubble London, Day 1.
We do recommend visiting the Smudgetikka Blog for her report, The Brits show their trends for winter 2012 as well!