Posted by Ruth Lopardo on February 14, 2014
Last weekend saw kidswear designers preview their collections for Autumn/Winter 2014 to stores at two trade shows; Playtime Paris and Bubble London. Even fairly large brands minimise risk by only manufacturing what is ordered at, or shortly after such shows, so the fashion commentators who round up these shows by identifying trends and themes common across the hundreds of exhibitors. I only stock what I like, and what I like is colour, so trend reports can go and boil their heads. However, it was very clear that one theme will be everywhere this Autumn; weather.