Pitti Bimbio 89: Spring & Summer 2020 presentation

Models work the runway in Cherry Papaya SS 2020 collection
Photo Credit: Emily Kornya

On June 20 – June 22, designers, models, stylists, influencers and photographers congregated in Florence, Italy at FORTEZZA DA BASSO for Pitti Bimbio, to see the 2020 spring and summer lifestyle trends for children. Guests were excited to experience The Kids Lab! concept stage.

Sasha wears a linen outfit from Play Up

The great innovation of Pitti Immagine Bimbo 89 is The Kid’s Lab!: located inside a new concept, wide ranging, colorful layout, the Top Floor of the Main Pavilion – the main quarter of the fair – will welcome, for the first time, all the various definitions of experimental kids’ fashion. The Kid’s Lab! will be the new natural habitat for the brands in the KidzFIZZ, #ACTIVELAB, The Nest, EcoEthic and Kid’s Evolutionsections.

Models wearing Monna Lisa

Pitti Bimbio is the world’s children’s largest trade show . Over 600 brands present their latest collections to nearly 10,000 visitors from various sectors of the fashion industry. The show attracts aspiring and established brands.

Sadie wears the must have color of the SS 2020 season a dress by Patachou

Some trends for next fashion season include nature, sporty glam, and monochromatic colors. Yellow will be the must have color of the season and was presented in a variety of collections. We have a few snapshots of our favorite looks from the runway.

All photos by Emily Kornya

for more information visit: http://www.pittimmagine.com/corporate.html

Anelika styled in a bold metallic jacket and peony pink pants from Monna Lisa SS 2020 collection
Dorothea looks radiant in a dress by PHI clothing
Playful garments in monochromatic blues from Laranjinha
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The Youth Club Summer Pop Up 2019

Our London blogger Inspiring Vanessa attended the Youth Club’s Pop Up event.

The Youth Club, hosts kids only pop up events featuring some of the best Instagram kids brands. They held their first ever event last week at 100 Barrington Road, in Brixton.

Brands that were at this shopping event include,

Arlo and Alf

Boho and Bowie

Bows and Candy

Cublife Clothing

Boujie Kids

House of Lailani

Little Pnkies

Mama Shack Baby

Worth The Wait Kids

Milana and Ayana

The Crashers

Crep Select

Little People London

Vanessa had a chance to interview one of the Founders of The Youth Club, Keziah (also owner of Boujie Kids.) who explains that the main goal is to support small and upcoming brands by bringing them all together to network and meet their shoppers in person.

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Kids Fashion Meet Up comes to Miami!

We are bring our Kids Fashion Meet Up to Miami! On June 22nd at CIC Miami. This event will bring together 75 influential designers photographers bloggers models and entrepreneurs.

Upon arrival kids have the option to decorate and customize a t-shirt with Pop Girl Poms. Ronia Coates is also a featured panelist who will discuss how she started her company.

Guest will receive VIP gift bags created by Dezo Empire, with items from Hot Dogs and Poodles, stickers from Pei Lee Art, along with a pair of our fashionable sunglasses.

Pink Kisses Roses by Kizzy Inc. is treating guests to individual snack packs and there will be items up for raffle such as T-shirts from Fresh Kid Nation and Dezo Empire. Designers Carol and Julio are also on the panel.

Other panelists include Latish Roach from Sunnidai Kids Fashion Week and Kataliya N. a model and pageant winner. The panel will be moderated by Chyann, a model and actress.

Guests are invited to network with industry insiders and influencers in the Atlanta and South Florida area. This is event is family friendly and affordable for guests of all ages!

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Golden Kids Runway Fashion Fight for a Cause 2019

During NYFW, Golden magazine held its 8th annual Golden Runway event, Fashion Fight for a Cause on February 16, at the Stewart Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

This show was hosted by Rory Anthony and Fatoumata Toure and the DJ this year was author & activist DJ Annie Red. The show hoped to bring awareness to mental health with a portion of proceeds going to charity.

This year we are proud to join the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia & Mental Health donating a portion of our proceeds to organizations dedicated to benefiting the cause. Over 50 children, of all ethnicities and religions, will gracefully walk the runway, emblazoned with the most fabulous designer duds and over 200 guests will be attending this phenomenal show.

“Fashion fight for a cause encapsulates an electric blend of child models, trendy music, talented performances, whimsical clothing with tremendous amounts of positive energy. What makes GKR-FFC unique? It’s for the kids, by the kids! The hosts, DJ, performers and production support are children who donate their time and efforts all for a worthy cause.”

Brands that presented include Andy & Evan, L Royal Luxury Sport, Lyfestyle, Mar Mar Copenhagen, Mia New York, Melba’s Totes, Moka Collection, Pretty Anntoinets, Sean John, Sofistafunk, Zingone Collection,

For more information visit http://www.goldenmag.com

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Rylee Gabrielle & River Mason hit the red carpet with Hollywood legend Rita Moreno at Bronx Children’s Museum Gala

Written by Kaliyah Howard @kaliyah.fashion

Photo Credit: Getty

“Model and actress Rylee Gabrielle and actor River Mason escort EGOT (Winner and Hollywood Legend Ms. Rita Moreno for The Bronx Children’s Museum fundraiser Gala. The event took place at Gotham Hall, the amount raised was close to 500k for the museum which is expected to open in 2020.” -source madmimi.com

Photo Credit : Getty Images

By: Mr. Johnny Nunez

Publicist : The Brand Phoenix

Other celebrities that attended: Kerry Washington, who was also the host, Victor Cruz, and Host Sunny from “The View”.

It is happening! The Bronx Children’s Museum’s Third Annual Gala has taken place on May 7,2019 in New York City at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. The absolute purpose of this event was for the Bronx Children of the Past, Present, and Future. The Awesome part about the event was the performance made by Four, 2nd Grade Children in the Museum’s Dream Big After School Program.

The Four, 2nd Grade Children did Great! And even got a standing Ovation! The Gala was a great success, not only for attendees, but for the children.


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Momma Spotlight: Our favorite fashionable moms 2019

By Shauna Flowers Founding Editor

Fresh Kid Nation highlights adorable and fashionably chic kids, have you ever wondered how they got so fly? Well, they get their flyneas from their Moms. (Dads too! But it’s Mother’s Day weekend so we are giving moms all the attention!)

You can find thousands of fierce moms on Instagram, meet them at a kids casting calls, run into a boss mom at a networking event and we wanted highlights a few of our Instagram moms who follow us!

Photo Credit: Ben Baker

Name: J. Vanburen

Instagram: @emperorkaioyus

Hometown: Newport Rhode Island

Occupation: voice – over artist/ actress.

Style Aesthetic: My style is artistic chic.

“I love being a mom because I now love someone more than myself!”

Name : Sannette Nicole

Instagram: @sannette.nicole

Hometown: Harlem, NY

Occupation: Fashion Stylist / Aficionado/ Radio show personality / Owner of Sannette Nicole Inc

Style Aesthetic: Chameleon Chic” My looks change according to my mood, energy and environment. I tell a story with each ensemble

“Although it’s the hardest job you’ll ever have it’s also the very best! Watching a human you created flourish is life’s greatest joy! My daughter is my Bff, my air, biggest cheerleader and motivation through turbulent times! Doing whatever it takes to make her life the best it can be is rewarding beyond measure!”

Name: Taliah M.

Instagram: @ivat_tm

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Occupation: Fashion Designer

Style Aesthetic: Unique

“I love being a mom because it defines who I am and gives me purpose. Being a mom is the most rewarding yet challenging job there is. A mom never gives up and she is the driving force of the family to push them to their fullest potential without rest.”

Name: Mari Calderon

Instagram: @dp1513

Hometown: Galloway, NJ

Occupation: Dealer at Caesar’s Casino Atlantic City

Style Aesthetic: My style is more chic’ dressy sex appeal but in a classy way. Love getting my hair done and always wearing shoes.

I love being a mom to my two children because they literally are my life, My son is one of the best man out there he’s like a dad to Paris, Paris is a gift from god. I I had her alittle later but she’s made me to such a different person, in a good way. I love them both so much my love for them is even mooned better they’re both the same. I would do anything for both of them I certainly know they would do the same for me. Dario lll n Paris s Calderon. I thank god for giving them both to me. I’m blessed . They can both drive me crazy at times but you already know.”

Name: Najah

Instagram: @ohsosexyrn

Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Style Aesthetic: when I’m not in scrubs or gym clothes, I consider my style to be a combination of Boho, Chic and Street.

I’m a mother of 3 beautiful girls, who are the sole reason for my existence. I have been battling a chronic rare lung disease, called LAM, since 2007, which led to some very dark and depressed moments in my life. Once I became a mother, I knew that I had a reason to live. I had to show them thatno matter what obstacles you’re faced with, you fight, stay strong, and always pray.

Name: Crystal Dixon

Instagram: @goldenthreadsociety

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Entrepreneur & Founder of Golden Thread Society

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Lou Foundation presents a Daddy & Me Brunch

On April 20, 2019, held a special Daddy & Me Brunch at The Grand in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our kid Blogger Arianna Hudson, attended the event and also was a featured performer! Lou Foundation also hosts charity fashion shows, Mommy & me Brunch, vision board events and a variety of events in South Florida that helps those in need.

Photo from Instagram @allcbevents

Lou Foundation encourages and uplifts BMOMS through what seems like an impossible time, but can indeed be a beautiful storm. We stand here to motivate and inspire you! The Bereaved Moms (BMOMS) platform is for all bereaved Mothers who are  seeking a positive outlet to navigate through their storm and need help to maintain a positive space. 

Photo Credit: Regstringfellow & Ana

Guests of all ages spent the afternoon enjoying food, painting photos on canvas, musical performances from Arianna, Jay Burna, 2inznation, Rebecca Butterfly, and Simba.

Photo Credit: Ana

This event was hosted by Dennis Brown, guest speakers include designer Constant Beau, Therapist and CFO Herman McClean Jr.

Photo From Instagram @allcbevents

“we give thanks, love and connect with one another! You’re invited to our Daddy and Me Brunch “We’re Twinning!” It’s a celebration that you don’t want to miss. The Daddy and Me Brunch is showing appreciation to all Fathers! Come coordinated in your matching outfit!”

For more info visit : http://www.cbshowcase.com

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Gabrielle Union launches a mommy & me collection for NY & Co

Power mom and actress Gabrielle Union curates a wonderful women’s, baby and pup apparel for retailer NY&Co. An exclusive baby line for ages newborn-24 months, entitled the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union, has comfortable and chic dresses, T-shirts, and onesies adorned in classic and chic patterns that NY & Co is known for.

Explore eclectic, street-savvy fashion with the latest black clothing collection from Gabrielle Union at New York & Company. Shop sophisticated looks and signature statement pieces in bold colors and timeless silhouettes, 

Prices range from 15$-45$ USD. “The Shady Baby” smiles in nearly all her photos with her mom. The line launched in stores and online on May 6th 2019. This is the very first baby collection for the retailer.

Tre Wade, the family pup is also featured in the latest campaign. Shoppers can purchase coordinating outfits for their furry loved ones!

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Brianna’s Closet, A stylish online shop for girls.

Brianna’s Closet is an online shop launched by 10 year old Brianna, with the help of her mom and aunt. According to their website, it stated”We realize that parents want clothes that are play ready, stylish, comfortable and durable. We offer sizes from 2t-14. Brianna’s Closet is your online source for fabulous girl fashions and accessories all at the lowest price competitor wise. “

Name: Brianna J

Hometown or where you currently live: Atlanta Born, Los Angeles Living 😊…

Name of label or brand: Brianna’s Closet

Type of design, accessories, t shirts, denim, clothing etc.

Girls clothing, Shoes, Active, Accessories & Swim Wear

Why did you choose to design for children?

I’m a kid and I know what kids want. We want everything!!! I wanted to create an online store with affordable fashions that little girls adore at the price’s parents want. 

How is your label different from the other children’s brand already on the market?

Not only do I own this business. I’m apart of everything. I’m very very hands on. These clothes are for kids and picked by kids. I’m almost 11, but I source for vendors, attend trade shows, marketing events and update the website.

Where do you get your ideas from and what or who inspires you as a designer?

As a 10-year-old everything inspires me. I want other kids to know they can follow their dreams no matter how big they are! I’m inspired by beautiful colored butterflies and my travels all around the world.

Where can Fresh Kid Nation readers find your work? (Please list a link to your  website, webstore)



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Spring & Summer 2019 trends at Pitti Bimbo

Models Arianna & Emma celebrate on the runway during Pittio Bimbo Finale

Who is ready for warm weather, spring colors and summer vacations? Get geared up for the seasons with bright colors and active wear for your little ones! Pitti Bimbo, international fashion show for the world’s best children’s brands. Trends in children’s fashion.

Bang Bang Copenhagen

” This is the only international fair in the world that offers a complete picture of every possible aspect of children’s fashions. Created in 1975, Pitti Bimbo launched the first runway shows and events dedicated to this market; it is held in Florence twice a year. ” – Pitti Immagine

Pop, strong and vivid colors can be seen in casual and dressy outfits. According to Trendstock

Kinderkind apparel

“In line with the theme of Pitti Bimbo 87, the colors with strong, lively and decisive tones are one of the most important trends of the S/S19 season. Whether in casual or more elegant looks, pop colors can give a more funny touch to every outfit. “


Chic Active wear, adorned with ruffles, transparent features. closely resembles adult active wear. Comfortable yet stylish is the mood with kids active wear.
UBM Fashion, the leading producer of fashion tradeshows like MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, FN PLATFORM and CHILDREN’S CLUB, states on their blog, items such as lace gym shorts, translucent layers and shiny sneakers that will be seen in spring/summer collections.

Foque Kids & Clothes

Stripes and florals are prints that dominated the runway. You will see fashion items with vintage, delicate flowers. Nautical vibes and flowers continue to dominate as a must have print in 2019. Embroidered flowers and patterns were also spotted on natural fabrics in girls clothing.

Finale of Tartaleta presentation

The overall trend for the warmer seasons are sporty, colorful and full of fun textures! Brands like Loud Apparel, who usually offers darker colors added bursts of blues and reds to their collections.

Loud Apparel

All photos by Emily Kornya www.emilykornya.com/

For more info visit Pitti Bimbo : www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/bimbo.html

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