INTRODUCTION WINTER 2011/2012COLLECTION With over 450 brands, 10,000 visitors and 8000 buyers, the PITTI BIMBO well and truly confirmed itself as the leader in the area of children’s fashion. The fair confirmed the main Carlin trends for Winter 2011/2012 for colors as well as shapes and materials.
POINTSFORTSTENDANCE COULEURS / KEYCOLORTRENDS A lovely portrayal of reds: baked, tile, rust, or brighter (Scenery, Reinvention) Black is a key point for girls, as well as for babywear collections, in contrast with white. Neutrals are represented by beiges, grays and khakis (Territory, Charisma) The essential chiné gray is worked for all ages, for girls and boys. Purples, parma, and faded raspberry for girls are still present for boys. Layette pink and blue pastels are slightly gray-cast in the spirit of our Territory story. And still lots of navy, mainly for boys. GAS
FOCUSONMATERIALS&SHAPES Boys Flannel-finish check shirts and “trapper”-style overshirts (Territory) Flight and bomber jackets, in leather, (Charisma) The varsity jacket continues Mixed fabric polo with woven trims Jacket or sweat with sporty accents: band trims in contrast or “sporty” decoration GASLITTLE PAUL AND JOE
Girls: Spotlight on checks for smocks and dresses (Territory) Denim bandeau skirt and tiered flounced skirt, through to a dancer version in tulle. The low-waist dress continues. New, the cape: with checks or in fleece. For details, butterfly sleeves, flounced trims (skirt hem or jabots) The “egg” shape, coat, dress, tunic (Scenery and Territory) FOCUSONMATERIALS&SHAPES Eliane et Iéna Replay
FOCUSONMATERIALS&SHAPES For girls and boys: The duffle coat (Charisma) The down jacket (solid or printed, with or without sleeves), in a bright color range. Fitted cargo pants Large jacquards on heavy gauge knit (Territoiry), and smaller jacquards or stripes shown on the wrong side. Lots of denim with elaborate seaming, contrast topstitching (Scenery). Bleached denim seems to be making way for a cleaner, dark blue look. Fleece products: pants, jackets, blousons, worked like woven fabric (Territory) Very fine gauge knit Babywear special All-knit collection Jumpsuit in fine gauge knit, refined details (fully-fashioned, small pocket or placket) ZU éléments GAS
FOCUSONDECORATION Key decoration trends Animal special: wolf, owl, rabbit, dog, cat, deer… shown with different treatments ; Monochrome photo print, flocking, hand drawing or jacquard. Mini or recolored animal skin prints Graphic retro mini prints (Charisma) Folkloric accent with textured embroidery (Territory) Lots of shine: sequins, Lurex, metal ink, beads etc…
FOCUSONACCESSORIES Continued: the chapska and “street urchin”-style cap The chunky knit “mountain” hat with pompons The keffiyeh, knitted scarf and printed scarf. Joe BlackGuess
COUPDECŒURCARLIN / BESTOF Carlin loved a new range at the fair: The Japanese brand ”Mou la coton” for babies, with soft, gorgeous fabrics, extra-soft polar fleece, double knitting. The shapes are worked with mixed fabrics and asymmetric details. We also loved the brand ”Scotch and Soda” and its ranges for girls with a Scotch R’belle line, and for boys with Scotch Shrunk. These feature the trompe l’oeil details that have made the adult lines so successful, fabrics with “vintage” treatments and a lovely “Indian tribe” theme for girls. Scotch’r Mou la coton