aka Pilena between Riga and Paris

Latvian brands in Playtime Paris SS15


I am so proud of Latvian designers approaching the global market with great design and professional attitude. I even think that sometimes they do better than adult brands concerning production and “always on time” collections, but that is another story. But what differs them from already known European and Scandinavian brands, is that usually their collections are more unique, not just changing fabrics and doing business. But that needs a discussion, because the question is: what sells best?! Kids Gazette wishes them luck and see you all “behind the scenes”.

Leny Tomy Factory

Apart from their more lux line with laces and tulle, I really liked the more simple dresses in baby pink, which are very light and airy, made from a very soft fabric. This time the collection has more pastel colors – mint, pink, yellow. For the nice images, they have cooperated with photographer Aiga Redmane and stylist Aija Udentina. Good job done!





Paade Mode

One of my favorites. Really, because I admire so much that every collection is made from scratch. There are only a few garments which pass over from one collection to the other, but all the rest are created specially inspired from the actual mood of the designer. This time Linda offers flower embroidery and unique prints done by illustrator and artist Edite KIrse. There are fantastic aprons girls can wear with jeans and skirt, unisex doublebreasted jackets (which I fitted on myself and looked amazing)! The atmosphere of collection is really child and nature friendly, prefect for a summer vacation. And pay attention to the leather accessories. A must have!










If you want good quality and cool prints go for Hebe. Though I must admitt, that they have added some romance to it, because there are a few dresses made for girls who prefer a more feminine look. While looking through the collection, we decided, that no matter what, but there is one look kids and their parents will have no arguments about – tha FANTASTIC rabbit! Go, go, go!