Bubble London A/W 2018/19 recap
FASHION, Trade shows
Lunamag.com attended Bubble London, located at the Business Design Centre, Islington at the end of January. A premium children’s trade show that hosts a unique, edited line-up of kid’s fashion, accessories, gifts and home ware brands.
Attended by key buyers seeking fresh new talent, Bubble London welcomed with its inspiring range of designs.
Confirming its position as the launchpad for new designs in the children’s fashion and lifestyle sector.
This season saw a series of debuting labels, including Balloon Copenhagen, The Faraway Gang, Tao & Friends and Fred’s World by Green Cotton.
In total over 80 collections were new to the show! Offering buyers a super opportunity to add some freshness into their stores for A/W 2018.
Bubble is always a platform for new concepts and exclusives and this season was no exception. It saw the introduction of agent showrooms pioneered by the Scandinavian brand-focused Breitenstein Agencies. Presenting collections from Angulus, Veja, Bobux, Fub, Mar Mar Copenhagen, MP Denmark and Huttelihut. Inger Breitenstein also showed her latest addition, the Icelandic brand Iglo + Indi.
Positively received by visitors who enjoyed seeing all the brands showcased within the same space.
British baby & children’s wear designer Rachel Riley chose Bubble to launch both her diffusion line and home collection.
More news: The most exciting addition was the introduction of the Bubble Runway.
A highlight of which being the addition of an Insta Kids scene on the Sunday. Models Farouk James and Harlow Luna White, You Tubers JD The Kidd and Amazing Arabella, Fleur Isted from The Isted Kids and musician JB Gill & his adorable son Ace who strutted their stuff to the delight of the visitors.
There was an interesting range of seminars and panel discussions as well. A gender neutral clothing debate, the popular Buyer’s Panel with insights from key buyers and online marketplace specialists, Trouva, gave a profound demonstration on the future of retail.
The highly coveted Rising Star Award was awarded to Grass & Air. Selfie Clothing won the top spot in the Stand Out competition.
Lunamag.com particularly liked the POP area at the entrance of the show. Here we discovered new and innovative brands. Fantastic to see them gathered together in one area.
15 & 16 July 2018, Business Design Centre, London