Bubble London: 19&20 June
See Things Differently…
Leading children’s trade show Bubble London will return to the Business Design Centre, Islington, on 19 and 20 June, bringing with it over 250 new fashion, accessories, gift, homeware, maternity and nursery collections.
The spring/summer event will showcase product from both well-established heavyweights and emerging designers, with new area, Bubble Bump, giving visitors the chance to see some of the industry’s most exciting maternity and nursery labels.
This season’s line-up features a host of big-hitters – including global lifestyle brand Guess, British label Jessie and James, Haus of JR, and footwear specialists Angulus and Camper for Kids.
They will be joined by returning favourites Lilly + Sid, aden and anais, Rachel Riley, The Bonnie Mob and Kissy Kissy.
As ever, the event will also serve as a platform for emerging designers, with a host of innovative labels set to make their Bubble debut this season.
Amongst them are interiors specialists Pehr, Love Mae and Cam Cam Copenhagen, footwear specialists Saltwater Sandals and Pediped, and design label Noodoll.
Innovative pop-up area, POP, is set to return for a second outing, showcasing collections from small and boutique brands.
This June, Where’s That Bear, Scrubbingtons, Nod, Poco Rosso and Miss Princess and Little Frog number among its inspiring line-up.
Following POP’s successful launch, Bubble is set to introduce a new product area this season.
Bubble Bump will play host to some of the industry’s most exciting nursery and maternity brands, giving visitors the chance to grow and diversify their offers. Curated by Maternity Buyer Magazine’s Liz Pilgrim, its debut line-up features baby accessory brands Snoozebaby and BenBat, teething jewellery label Lara + Ollie, maternity-wear specialists Milla and show favourite Frugi.
In addition to its most diverse line-up yet, the show will be bringing visitors a packed programme of special features.
Its Look Who’s Talking seminar programme is set to make a welcome return, presenting trend updates, exclusive panel discussions with industry insiders (including high-profile dads), and Perfect Pitches from up-and-coming Bubble designers.
This season, eight launch brands will be going head-to-head for Bubble’s Rising Star award, which recognises and celebrates fresh design-talent.
They’re set to be joined by January’s winner, social enterprise From Babies with Love, which will return to claim its free stand.
A new Bubble bookshop will bring visitors titles from top publishers, including colouring-specialists Michael O’Mara Books, coffee-table favourites Phaidon, Halliday Books, Wonder in Alice Land, Barefoot Books and Turnaround.
Elsewhere, parenting blog My Baba will be running child-friendly activities in its very own hub, while artisan confectioners Spun Candy bring visitors a range of sweet treats.
Bubble is also set to welcome back one-for-one brand Tom’s, which will be unveiling its latest collection of kid’s footwear, and serving complimentary coffee brewed with its own beans.
June’s edition will see the launch of We’ve Got Chemistry, a new feature showcasing unique brand-collaborations.
This season, it’s set to focus on the partnership between La Coqueta and lifestyle label House of Hackney, which have created a S/S16 childrenswear range together.
In Nest, meanwhile, design brand Noodoll will be showcasing its latest range, running children’s activities, and giving visitors the chance to stuff their own plush-toy.
Bubble’s event director, Lindsay Hoyes, said: ‘We’re looking forward to one of our most action-packed and inspiring shows yet. In addition to seeing collections from some very promising new brands, I’m also excited about the launch of Bubble Bump. It promises to be a fantastic opportunity – both for labels looking to reach the wider industry, and retailers keen to tap into the growing demand for nursery and maternity products.’
Have a look at:
1. Arsène et les Pipelettes
2. C’est Moi
3. Mimosa Kids
5. Boody Baby
6. Jessie and James
7. Guess Kids