Playtime Paris 23rd edition

Playtime Paris Trade Show – 23rd Edition Highlights

Playtime Paris was in full swing this season with the 23rd edition of the international kids fashion, lifestyle and maternity trade show.  With over 500 exhibitors, Playtime has become one of THE best meeting points for designers and buyers. The Playtime tradeshow is known for featuring a mix of loved and established designers including Bobo Choses, Mini Rodini, Soft Gallery, Bonton) with new kidswear designers (featured in the New Now section). At the trade fair, there are so many beautiful fashion collections to discover that it’s easy to spend three full days at the salon without seeing everything there is to see.

The New Now section curated by Cécile Roederer founder of the French boutique SMALLable featured a selection of 12 first time exhibitors including Wander & Wonder (W&W), Kiboro, City Goats, Anarkid, ACBC, and Liilu.

Wander and Wonder

Wander & Wonder (W&W) colourful and fun with a collection offering an ode to Japan.

Kiboro Kids Brand

Kiboro with super cute upcycled kimonos for babies and toddlers. I love the innovative snap button system and the practical denim kimono styles that allow for easy changing.

City Goats

City Goats An entire collection made with tender loving care by Wong Ching Ching, using 100% natural plant dyes and organic textiles. The brand symbolises “a slow, healthy quality way of life in the city where nothing can stop children from enjoying their wild nature”.

UPCOMING TRENDS

Trend forecaster Julie Malait presented a variety of up & coming trends categorised into three groups: Renew, Flow and Agricool.  Malait used various kids fashion pieces from exhibitors as well as the works of talented artists to illustrate the new Fall Winter 18/19 kids trends.

Playtime Paris Trends
Playtime Paris Renew Trend – including this must-have jumper by Once

 

Playtime Paris Agricool Trend
Playtime Paris Agricool Trends – Farm fruits by MYUM and leather boots by Ansje.

 

Playtime Paris Flow Trend
Playtime Paris Flow Trends – Love the musical Raspberry Plum bomber jacket!

Kidswear Magazine, Marie Claire Enfants, Doolittle and Pirouette also presented various installations throughout the salon.

Kidswear Magazine
Photos series presented by Kidswear Magazine & photographed by the artist Frédérique Daubal.

 

Pirouette
Photo series presented by Pirouette in response to the question “ What does it mean to be a girl in this world?”.  10 international female photographers responded with beautiful images.

Here are some highlights from a few favorite brands.

Atelier Barn
Atelier Barn : a gorgeous mix and match of prints and solids to create a solid boho style collection.

 

Someday Soon
Someday Soon : always loyal to the boys, however this streetwear brand is also for girls.
Tambere
Tambere the korean brand that is having a great success all over the world.
Cavalier Vault
CAVALIERvault presents original and beautiful cuts with a high quality collection. I love the fortune cookie bags.
Carlotta Barnabe
Carlotta Barnabe expand their cotton gauze collection with velvet and prints including the must-have dress of the season.

 

milk-on-the-rocks-nyc
Milk on the Rocks NYC
Gardner and the Gang
Gardner and the Gang

 

Bandy Button
Bandy Button presented a collection devoted to race car driver’s outfits. 100% fun for kids!

 

Paade Mode
Paade Mode presented a dreamy collection overlaying sheer fabrics with prints and a gorgeous color palette.

 

Iglo and Indi
Iglo + Indi GOTS certified cottons and comfortable clothing that allow kids to be kids.

 

Ki et la lunettes
Ki ET LA makes unbreakable sunglasses for kids up to age 12. They also make accessories including reversible sun hats and glasses for the screen.

 

Tiny Ryn
Tiny Ryn won best in home products by MilK magazine & also presented their first kids fashion collection that is playful and bold.

 

Boxbo Rain Boots
The Boxbo Rain boots come to life as animals and funny faces.

 

Ila y Ela
Ila y Ela makes these adorable, hand crocheted lion wall hangings that are ideal for children’s bedrooms.

 

Le biberon Français
Le Biberon Français will launch a collaboration with the illustrator Soledad with a baby bib and three “love”ly stacking baby bottles.

 

Wolf and Rita
One of my favorite Fall Winter 2019 collections happens to be Wolf & Rita. However, you’ll have to wait to discover it!

Another very strong collection is Bobo Choses, who featured their new collection entitled “The Happy Sads” with a very feel good soundtrack and catalog in the shape of an old school record!

For more about Playtime, Playtime New York and Playtime Tokyo are coming up on February 11-13th and February 20 -22nd!

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