COMMENTS FROM EXHIBITORS AT PITTI BIMBO 87

Alberto Dalena, Chief Executive Officer Gimel for the brand Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini (Italy):
This edition was perfectly in line with trends in recent years. The first day of the show is always the busiest one, while day two is when most orders are placed. We had very positive feedback on the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini line, and interest was evenly spread across the whole country, which is a new and interesting element”.
 
Matteo Marzotto, Director of the Kidswear line by Dondup (Italy):
“This edition marked our comeback. We’re enthusiastic about the welcome and support we received from the team at Pitti Immagine. Starting up again from an international, prestigious trade fair such as Pitti Bimbo was fundamental to allow the Dondup Kids’ collection to grow. I am very fond of all the events run by Pitti Immagine, and this one is unique in terms of its visibility, and leads the way in its sector. We couldn’t miss it”.
 
Farid Menaï, Marketing Licensing Director of Eleven Paris (France):
“Pitti Bimbo is the international childrenswear show; the visibility that we get here definitely has a worldwide dimension. We always choose the Superstreet section because it’s the area that’s most representative of our brand’s DNA, and this time once again we are very satisfied with how it went. We’ll definitely be back again!”
 
Julia González, founder Belle Chiara (Spain):
“This is our first time at Pitti Bimbo. It’s a really fantastic show, where the selection of brands is very high-level, and everything is organised to perfection. Our collection was met with lots of interest, especially from Italian buyers, and we are very pleased with the results we attained. This exhibition confirms its position as the most important one in the entire childrenswear sector, and is that which offers us the greatest visibility”.
 
Natasha Milkovich, owner of Miss L. Ray (UK, Austria):
“This time round I chose to change location, and exhibited within KidzFIZZ, a section that I’ve always really liked! We had plenty of visitors to our stand; the collection was praised, and we met with new buyers and signed some important deals. What’s more the whole fair was impeccably well-organised. Well done to the whole team!”
 
Kristin Nyström, founder of Gardner and the gang (Singapore)
“This was a great edition of Pitti Bimbo, and the atmosphere was truly dynamic. The concept of the #ACTIVELAB section is strong, and it’s very well laid-out, allowing us to present our collections to their best advantage. In the past few days we’ve met high-end international buyers, including many buyers from Russia and Italy. I also liked the fact that members of the high-quality fashion press were in attendance”.
 

Maja Kubit-Orzegowskiej, founder of KUKUKID (Poland)
“Pitti Bimbo is a fair that’s curated down to every last detail: I liked the atmosphere, as well as the way the stands were laid out, and the music – it was all very cool. Taking part in this fair always allows us to find new clients; this edition was no exception, and we had new clients especially from Korea, Russia and Italy. The P.O.P. Party was fabulous!”.