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27 June 2016

Best of Bubble London

The S/S17 edition of Bubble London has wrapped - and what a show it was! Collections were unveiled, pitches perfected, insights shared and kidswear trends revealed - all against a backdrop of special features and new initiatives. Take a look at our highlights...

Bubble Bump...

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Bubble London, brightly coloured bead necklaces with shopping tags for 'La La Beads' inscribed, toys for babies, baby gifts, gifts for babies, unique baby gifts, unique presents for babies, Bubble Bump, childrens tradeshow, maternity shops, maternity gifts,

This season, we launched Bubble Bump, a new platform for maternity and nursery collections. Located on our Gallery level, the area played host to exciting launch-brands and well-established best-sellers - including aden + anais, Frugi, House of Bibs and La La Beads

Popping back...

Our pop-up area, POP, returned this season, giving smaller brands and new designers the chance to shine. 

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The product on offer ranged from kidswear (courtesy of Nana Momo Makes, KIDD-IN London, The Make Department and Where's That Bear), to child-friendly toiletries by Scrubbingtons and colourful Walk Moses freedom-slippers. 

Bubble London, rack of dresses for girls in varying colours, cute dresses for girls, cute clothing for girls, girls fashion shops, fashion for children, fashionable clothing for children, fashionable kid's clothing, trendy clothing for children, fashion stores for children, childrenswear trade show, childrenswear stores

Bubble London, a display of children's sandals in varying colours hanging from a dispay rack, children's shoes, fashionable shoes for children, unique shoes for kids, shoe shop for children, buy shoes for children, cute children's shoes, children's shoes trade shows, trendy shows for children,

Look Who's Talking...

Bubble London, panel of four men with microphones sitting on chairs in a circle, career advice, professional advice, personla life and work, family and work, advice from fathers, fathers advice, childrenswear show, clothes for children,

This season, we brought visitors a range of seminars from expert speakers. Our Dad's Panel saw industry fathers (including Imran Hassan of Lilly + Sid, The London Dad's Greg Stanton, and 'Pappa Pukka' Matt Farquharson) discuss the highs and lows of juggling family life with a career -  while, on Monday, Fiona Coleman introduced S/S17's key trends.

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There were also more 'Perfect Pitches' from up-and-coming Bubble designers, who shared their stories and plans for the future with visitors. 

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Rising Star...

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Bubble has a new Rising Star, in the shape of innovative design-brand Noook! 

Created by Torsten Sherwood (pictured, with Bubble's event director Lindsay Hoyes and event manager Katharine Revill), Noook is an eco-friendly archi-toy which allows children to build large structures. 

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Young man hugging a lady with her back to the camera in front of exhibitor stands, children's toy, toys for children, BDC, Business Design Centre, fun children's toys, children's shops, tradeshow for childrenswear and toys, kid's toys.

Each kit features a range of interlocking cardboard pieces, developed to encourage creative play. Stay tuned to learn more about this star-in-the-making...

We've Got Chemistry...

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June's show saw the launch of We've Got Chemistry, a new feature celebrating top brand-collaborations. This season, we took a closer look at the partnerships between La Coqueta and House of Hackney, Noodoll, My Little Day and Becky Baur, aden + anais and Disney, and Rachel Riley and Start-rite

Bubble London, Paper cups making a pyramid with designs of animal faces on the cups on display in front of a peach wall, childrenswear clothing. clothing for children, fun accessories for children, fun presents for children, fun kid's gifts, gifts for children, childrenswear collaborations, designer childrens clothes

Each pair proudly showcased the fruits of their collaborations - from travel-inpsired pocket notebooks in Noodoll and Becky Baur's case, to a capsule collection of kidswear from House of Hackey  and La Coqueta. 

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We'll be shining a spotlight on more high-profile partnerships next season...

Special guests...

This June, Leo Bambform and her team returned to Bubble with the My Baba Hub. There were My Baba and Zita West children's vitamins to sample, Pink Lining bags and Rude Heatlh snacks to win, and plenty of kid-friendly fun, courtesy of Dazzle and Fizz...

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Elswhere, there were more sweet treats from the wonderful Spun Candy, activities with design-brand Noodoll, and a buyer's lounge stocked with Molvino prosecco and Fentiman's lemonade. 
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Thank you to the brands, buyers, visitors and partners who made Bubble S/S17 one of our most exciting show's yet. 

Missed this season's edition? Bubble London A/W17 takes place on 29 & 30 January, 2017. Stay tuned for updates...

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