Pitti Bimbo January 2014 – part one

1 Banner blog

Banner Fair

2 Bimbi di b

“Circle” by Beatrice Brandini                                                                       

Truly Beautiful this edition of Pitti Bimbo. For the quality of exhibitors and collections presented, and especially for the research, there are lots of different proposals, new and interesting.

These are my personal trends:

Winter – Fantasy – Charm – College

Inverno    Fantasy

Winter and Fantasy, mood Beatrice Brandini

Incanto    College

Charm and College, mood Beatrice Brandini

Winter: Heavy fabrics, wool, felted wool, teddy bear effects, fleece, corduroy … Knitwear, especially braids and English coasts . Drawings inspired jacquards ” mountain”, a mix between the Nordic fairy tale and 70s. Colors Brown, beige, rust , camel, cream.

Fantasy: unisex theme. Fabrics such as jersey, cotton stretch gabardine. “Fantastic” Prints between Halloween and zombies.Dusty colors, blue, pink, gray mélange, black and dark grey.

Charm: feminine them. Very fairytale princess, wedding, debutante ball. Precious fabrics like silk cady, taffeta, rayon, silk velvets. Volumes ballon, ruffles, bows. Colors black cherry , lilac, gold, bronze, ruby red, white.

College: unisex theme, inspired by the American campuses, the main character is a mix between the hero of team sports ( rugby, rowing, football … ) and a nerd. Jersey fabrics, fleece, tartan, denim, velvet smooth. Numbers and letters applied or embroidered. Point felt like sponge and technical applications.

2 allestimento

As for the man, the leitmotif of these editions of Pitti is Music, music as energy, Music as exchange with fashion, Music as contamination, Music such as the choice of the new, the best, the most interesting …

3 Casa nuvola spazio Apartment    casa nuvola spazio 2

Staging apartments “Home Sweat Home” by Ilaria Marelli, poetical … 

Besides the famous brands which specialize in baby, or the lines of the great designers, both always very interesting, the thing that struck me most was the area known as “Apartment”, a number of Italian and foreign exhibitors who specialize in collections a little ‘more niche and targeted to lifestyle.

These are the proposals that I liked the most:

4 lamantine 3    5 lamantine 4

Lamantine

6lamantine    7 lamantine 2

Lamantine

8 Olive

Olive

9pale cloud 5    10pale cloud 4

Pale Cloud

11pale cloud 2    12pale cloud

Pale Cloud

All proposals chic, refined with small but valuable details that could be perfect also for moms!

13stand 2

Wall from Suzanne Ermann 

14add    15add 2

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16add 4    17add 3

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18add 6    19add 5

Add: wonderful suggestions, duvets camuflage print, tartan, wool …,  precious details such as materials / accessories and tailoring solutions. A must have!

20 moncler 3    21 moncler 2

22moncler 5    23moncler 6

Spectacular staging by Moncler,  beautiful the sky line

24maison colette 2    24maison colette 2

Maison Colette

26maison colette 3

Maison Colette: beautiful prints and fun to the proposal “street-wild” for child

29laura biagiotti dolls    30lb dolls

27lbiagiotti dolls    28aura biagiotti dolls 3

Delicious mannequin dolls by Laura Biagiotti Dolls

31mimisol 2

Mi.Mi.Sol: poetic as Emelde Bronzieri only knows how to be and realize …

32dirk bikkembergs

Dirk Bikkembergs

33litolff 4    34litolff 2

35litolff 3    36litolff 5

Litolff: beautiful and poetic German line of accessories with a rabbit as a mascot.

37converse

38onverse 2   39converse 3   40converse 4

Converse: style college in the DNA, a “guarantee” of sales and success.

41corraini 2    42corraini 4

43corraini edizioni    44corraini 5

CORRAINI editions: I was struck by this stand, I seemed to be over in a little dream, completely different from anything I had seen so far. This editor offers educational books for children as well as books on contemporary artists and designers. Beautiful and interesting!

45pixelbags 4    46pixelbags 2

47pixelbags 3

 PIXELBAGS: fun idea to customize the backpack with micro weave pixels.

48Primigi 2    49primigi

Primigi a salable collection with a good value for money

50monnalisa

Monnalisa a little girl fashionista …. very nice palette sour and slightly soft flou

51 Baby Graziella    52 Theophile & Patachou

Baby Graziella …. Perfect winter “showcase”!         Théophile & Patachou … The room of a princess

53 North Sails    North Sails new 2    North Sails new

54North Sails 2    55 North Sails 3

North Sails … always nice collection, a twist of sailing, college and American dream … Leisure fine! 

I think Pitti Bimbo is one of the best fashion shows dedicated to children in the world, even the location itself, the Fortress, is a strikingly beautiful and rich in history. This fair, once again, welcomes the excellence of Made in Italy and beyond, presenting the finest collections for children to materials, design, fabrics and workmanship. Offering a wide choice of leading companies, big brands and small companies who do research, from the great fashion content. 

Good Pitti and Good life at all!

Beatrice