The international home of illustration, the Bologna Children's Book Fair arrives at Pitti Bimbo June 23 - 25 in Florence with "Off the Page ... and in the World of Fashion".
This is a special and unique collaboration with Pitti Immagine and will be launched to combine the creativity of fashion industry together with the best of international children’s illustration.
The project is to pick illustrators that are capable of giving new and distinctive looks to fabrics and collections from children's fashion industry. Every year a jury of experts will select 10 artists from the renowned Illustrators Exhibition, develop their creativity in this area and present them to fashion companies at Pitti Bimbo. Once again this gives new opportunities to launch the careers of young illustrators selected each year by the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
For the first edition of "Off the Page ... and in the World of Fashion" the 10 illustrators chosen are: Camille Almeras (France), Mariachiara Di Giorgio (Italy), Tomoko Inaba (Japan), Adriana Isabel Juárez Puglisi (Spain), Sarah Kharaman (Iran), Oskar Laurin (Sweden), Marika Maijala (Finland), Tomo Miura (Japan), Chihiro Takeuchi (Japan) and Chengliang Zhu (China).