PITTI BIMBO 85: EXHIBITORS' POINT OF VIEW

Roberto Sinigaglia, Marketing & Communications Manager, Inglesina:
We took part in the last edition of Pitti Bimbo in collaboration with Fendi, however this time we chose the fair as a platform for previewing the new products we will be launching in September.  We registered a good level of attendance and met new clients for our accessories line that is distinct from our company’s cult products on sale in specialist stores: this is what we expected and we are very satisfied.
 
Francesco Pizzuti, CEO, UCW Unique Children Wear (Stella Jean):
This is the first time that we have followed the production of the Stella Jean childrenswear line and Pitti Bimbo was a crucial rendezvous.  Good attendance, with a parterre of buyers mainly from Russia, the Middle East and Asia.
 
Rebecca Chomat, Commercial Account Manager, Bonton, Paris:
We chose another location for this edition and we are satisfied with the result.  We met all our most important clients and some new entries, many of which came from China: Pitti Bimbo is an important and unmissable event!
 
Piero Iacomoni, President of the Board, Monnalisa:
A very positive edition, both at the fair and in our showroom in the Giardino Corsini where clients made purchases beyond their expected budgets!  The catwalk show also went well and was very highly appreciated on social networks.  Pitti Bimbo is and continues to be a very important rendezvous but it is necessary to work together with the other big childrenswear brands to try and build an even bigger kids’ system.
 
Jean-Yves Campion, owner, Finger in the Nose, Paris:
A positive atmosphere, we worked very well and met buyers from all over the world, from South Korea to Russia, from countries in Northern Europe to the Middle East.  The fair is the starting point for the season; it represents a three day full immersion in your own collection: after being fully absorbed in it for six months, it is important to be able to view it through the eyes of the buyers who are able to offer the right response.
 
Nathalie Verot, sales director, Bensimon, Paris:
This is the first time that we have taken part in Pitti Bimbo.  We gave it a lot of thought and today I can say that we are very happy to be here!  We met lots of Italian clients with really interesting boutiques as well as big international department stores.  The level of the fair was very high, both in terms of the companies showcased as well as the visitors.  Excellent organization: having taken part in Pitti Uomo we already knew that the Pitti Immagine brand is synonymous with great quality!
 
Erika Sivertsson, Sales Manager Sweden/Norway, Mini Rodini, Stockholm:
This is the first time that I have participated in Pitti Bimbo.  My impressions? Wonderful atmosphere, high attendance of buyers from many countries, from Asia to Eastern Europe, increasing interest in natural fabrics, sustainable materials and prints, the foundations of our collections.  See you again in January!