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Unique international childrenswear trade shows, exclusively tailored for independent retail childrenswear buyers are getting ready to present trends and new collections for Spring Summer 2015. We are covering a few of the main events, the most important European shows here, from leading and fashion forward to new exciting initiatives and collaborations…
It’s not as crazy as it may sound, to start the kids trade show and buying season a year ahead. Orders for SS15 needs to be made by Summer 2014, to secure delivery of Spring news next February 2015. Just in time for Spring!
Of recent years there’s been a growth of trade shows for childrenswear, with a fierce competition on attracting both exhibitors, buyers and press. At the end of the day, you can’t attend them all. So we’ve done you the favour of giving our top 6 list, on shows.
Let me present your itinerary this Summer, in the form of a map…
Dates for fashionable diaries includes…
26th to 28th June 2014 Pitti Bimbo Florence Italy pittimmagine.com
We think: The biggest and still the most important event in the children’s fashion industry.
5th to 7th July 2014 Playtime Paris, Paris France playtimeparis.com
We think: Creative and fashion led at the same time, this trade show is exhibiting some of the most exciting brands out there at the moment. And it’s only a 2 hour train ride away from London -hardly enough time to finish your cup of tea.
6th to 7th July 2014 Kleine Fabrik Amsterdam Netherlands kleinefabriek.nl
We think: A great selection of desirable brands. Dutch finnesse and simplicity, do we need to say more?
12th to 13th July 2014 Dot to Dot London, UK dotodotlondon.com
We think: Exciting initiative by some of the most trendiest brands from the UK, 19 to be exact. Well worth a visit!
13th to 14th July 2014 Bubble London UK bubblelondon.com
We think: The leading trade show in the UK with a focus on quality design and homegrown brands.
3rd to 6th August 2014 CIFF KIDS Copenhagen Denmark ciff.dk/kids
We think: The leading trade show in Scandinavia and a one stop destination to functional, beautiful and trendsetting design for kids. You get to visit the lovely city of Copenhagen as a added bonus.
If you are not a buyer, but like me, passionate about great design for children and looking forward to see news and trends for Spring Summer 2015? We’ll be sharing new colours, fun prints, exciting fabrics, cuts and details! Stay with me through the trade show season and we’ll keep you in the loop.
Let’s start with a sneaky preview of children’s couture brand Pale Cloud’s recent shoot for Spring Summer 2015.
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Pale Cloud will be exhibiting at the exclusive Apartment section of Pitti Bimbo, Florence Italy in June.
Roll on trade show season and let the presentation of collections for Spring Summer 2015 commence!