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ATTIRE

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CONTENTS

Contents

REGULARS

9 Editor’s letter

What to look out for this issue

10 Industry news

Get the lowdown on the latest

happenings in accessories retail

18 On with the show

All of the latest trade show news,

dates and developments

20 BTAA News

All the latest from the BTAA

23 Competition

Win products worth £500 RRP

courtesy of Tempest Designs

24 Brand spanking new

The hottest new products to hit

the market

133 All the answers

Our industry experts answer your

retail queries

PROFILES

84 A fine Italian hand

Luciano Bagnobianchi of Italian footwear

brand Manas reveals the ambition behind

the 60-year-old business, its support of local

craftsmanship and production development

and its long-term fashion vision

104 The bee’s knees

Iconic British designer Alex Monroe sits

down with

Attire Accessories

to talk about

his 30-year jewellery journey from punk

safety pins to creepy crawlies

118 From the outside in

Periea Organisers’ Claire Cirillo reveals

how this design brainwave was turned into

a business through constant innovation,

market research and a desire to lead this

niche market

146 Hand in glove

Glove designer Gizelle Renee talks to us

about luxury, body language and fusing

fashion with fine art

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