Bubble London Rising Stars Shortlist for SS16

tinker and boo
14 labels have been shortlisted for Bubble London’s SS16 Rising Star Award, which will be presented to a judging panel on the Bubble London kids trade show at Islington’s Business Design Centre this July.

The Rising Stars award was first held during Bubble London in June 2013, to promote and support up-and-coming designers. This season, the winner will be announced on Bubble’s opening day, Sunday 12th of July, with a panel of industry professionals set to judge entrants on everything from strength of product to branding, marketing and stand presentation. Little Scandinavian is very proud of being part of the judging panel. The panel will be led by Bubble London’s event director, Lindsay Hoyes.

And the Rising Star Award’s Shortlist for SS16 is arguably one of the most diverse yet, showcasing promising new children’s fashion, footwear and lifestyle brands.

It looks set to be a particularly strong show for girlswear, with luxury label Little Wardrobe London and Australian newcomer Tinker & Boo (lead image) both in contention for the award.

Little Wardrobe London
Little Wardrobe London

Occasionwear specialist Le Mu and fun, tween-girl brand Horses of the Wild have also made the cut. They will be joined by Amabelle, whose dresses, pettiskirts and tutus are inspired by the elegance of ‘50s and ‘60s fashion.

Model My Own, meanwhile, will present its debut collection of dresses to the judging panel. The dresses have an exciting customisation feature, with clip on accessories that can change the dress depending on mood and occasion.

It will go head-to-head with the equally innovative Dotty Dungarees, which specialises in colourful, practical and adjustable dungarees for boys and girls.

Dotty Dungarees was set up by two friends, Alice Goldsmith and Georgina Parr, who were inspired by their own children Dolly and Otto

Babywear will come courtesy of British label Baby Acorn, whose soft cotton sleepsuits, shawls, bibs and jackets are available in a range of gender-neutral colours and prints.

BBbambino is also set to showcase a debut range featuring fun, original prints, which are hand drawn by its founder and designer, Betty Bonhard.

It will join whimsical, story-book inspired childrenswear label Little Kokoro, cool, contemporary fashion brand Where’s That Bear? and the playful and quirky Mr Wolf.

Where’s That Bear?

This season’s diverse line-up is completed by two footwear brands; on-trend baby-shoe specialist Little Lulu’s and Hop Shoes.

Little Lulus
Little Lulus debut collection featuring baby desert boots, animal print ballet pumps and glittery trainers

The winning brand will receive a free stand at next season’s Bubble London show. Meanwhile, last seasons Rising Star winner Oh…My! will be returning to showcase their latest collection, for SS16.

We are honoured to be asked to be part of the judging panel and can’t wait to see all of these 14 labels at the show!

Trade and press can pre-register at bubblelondon.com

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