Hosted in the Vinyl Factory just off of Carnaby Street in London, myself and Emily were so excited to visit Dot To Dot to meet with brands of old favourites and new exhibiting their visions for AW16 for the first time. Dot to Dot is always a carefully curated show in an environment where you can take the time to meet with the creative’s behind the brands and gather a real understanding of their values and appreciate their lines.
Wool in modern shapes and vibrant tones will be a big influence on the next season. A great advocate of which was new brand Knit Planet. A parent team having fun with knit wear and capturing moments of childhood friendship.
We had a whole lot of love for new label Maison Chaos awarded Best Collection of the show, a title well deserved. Created by a team of fathers from Sweden using fabrics that are predominantly seen across the adult luxe athletic trend and applying them to Children’s wear. The result. A line of superhero inspired ready to wear pieces of modern voluminous shapes and fluidity; with superb attention to detail. Neoprene sweaters and metallic pleated skirts this Autumn Winter? We cannot wait.
From Childrenswear to Interiors, HAM walked away with the award for Best Stand. A display of the brand’s new wall stickers and crafted wares encapsulating the playful moments of a Rabbit. These beautifully presented nostalgic prints in their monochrome style are great fun for any nursery.
This year Dot To Dot presented awards in celebration of their exhibitors. The crowned winners were :
Best Newcomer / I Haven The Foggiest
Best Newcomer – Highly Commended / Jax And Hedley
Best Stand / HAM
Best Stand – Highly Commended / Aravore
Best Collection / Maison Chaos
Best Collection – Highly Commended / Beau Loves
Discovering pastels in delicate baby accessories at Scarlet Ribbon Merino to vibrant graphic prints of Moobles and Toobles, Kid Them All and bringing back corduroy with a kick is Sindiso Khumalo. Tiba And Marl and Cub Bags answering Mama’s practical bag prayers. AW16 proves to be an exciting season.
Congratulations Dot To Dot on yet another great show. A sincere thank you for making us and our little Babiekins so welcome. See you in the Summer!