Collaborations with illustrators are a great way for brands and buyers to create exclusive prints, expand their community, and tap into the ingenuity of these important members of the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry. There’s no better place to meet illustrators and surface pattern designers than in the Creative Space at Playtime Paris, where 12 illustrators display their incredible work each season. To help you start dreaming up ideas for your next collab, let us introduce you to the illustrators that will be featured at the show this winter!
From her workshop in Lyon (France) Charlène designs exclusive patterns for the children’s universe, as well as decoration and stationary. Drawing inspiration from her desire to make patterns that tell a story, ChaCha’s universe is pop, quirky, and playful and incorporate a vintage touch.
The French illustrator LIX & CIE brings a sensitive, fun, and colorful universe to decor, kids’ fashion and lifestyle, interiors, and more. Her favorite tool to bring her visions to life is the pencil, which she would love to use on a collaboration with you!
A studio of pattern design and illustrations, come meet Anaïs Creative Studio this winter! Each season, she creates exclusive prints for kidswear, womenswear, home and edition with inspiring color palettes.
Nilac is a textile design studio founded by the creative duo Mélanie Vialle and Catherine Peaucille, where they work together to handmake patterns for fashion, furniture, or any other printable medium. All of their designs invite one to escape to a world that is full of color and bold graphic associations.
Pooling their collective experiences, friends Fanny and Bronwen started The Kids Design Consultancy to continue working and bringing their skills to the industry they’re both passionate about – childrenswear. With sustainable values at their center, The Kids Design Consultancy makes inclusive, genderless, and, above all, playful patterns.
A master of both print and web graphics, Jessica Le Meur is a freelance illustrator bringing her love of pattern mkaing and drawing to the kids’ fashion and lifestyle industry. Bright and cheerful colors decorate her work, with a palette that gives a nod to the 70’s.
With a passion for abstract shapes and textures, Claire Iglesias draws inspiration from architecture and nature to create her beautiful surface pattern designs. Through both digital and physical medias, she brings extra colors and plenty of happiness to the world!
Find perfect designs for all over or placed patterns for fashion, home, stationary, and packaging from surface pattern designer, Flavie! Passionate and creative, she uses a range of materials like paint, watercolor, and felt to create patterns and develop ranges of colors.
For collabs on fire, connect with the illustrator Little Bad Wolf! With her strong visual identity, the world becomes rock and graphic thanks to her us of bold colors and impactful motifs.
Coming from a family of weavers and textile designers, it’s only natural that Marguerite Smith returned to the sources to pursue her passion for drawing and textiles. For fashion and decoration, she creates floral, vegetal, figurative, and geometric universes that are delicate and light.
Cocotka is a freelance designer and illustrator for the fashion, trends, branding, decor, and more! With delicate motifs and soft color palettes, she brings her vision of the world to life through her original prints.
Artist and illustrator Mariisoré brings her vision of childhood to life through her amazing work! With happy colors and playful motifs, she designs beautiful patterns.
We can’t wait to discover the work of these amazing illustrators in person this January! To tide us over till then, we’ll be looking back over our article on the group of illustrators that exhibited at Playtime Paris last summer – feel free to join us in reminiscing here!