Attire Accessories - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (Issue 67)

14 ATTIRE TOP DRAWER RAISES THE BAR The UK’s only curated trade show Top Drawer closed its doors on a strong autumn/winter 2017 edition, as enthusiastic visitors sought out the latest collections across Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft. With more than 1,500 design-led brands and exciting new names, Top Drawer is the destination to source new and innovative products for the season ahead. Encompassing the beautifully curated worlds of Home, Gift, Fashion, Craft and the autumn debut of Food Emporium, this edition hosted more exclusive brands than ever. Buyers were out in force, from independent stores across the country and major UK retailers including ASOS, Marks & Spencer, Fenwick and John Lewis to garden centres, interior designers, contract buyers and overseas distributors and retailers. As the style destination of choice for emerging talent and modern classics, Top Drawer saw UK and overseas retailers source the latest Fashion Accessories and Jewellery from leading UK and international brands. Gecko, Nooki Design, Tightology, Matthew Calvin, Yawn, Ottoman Hands, Rachel Jackson London, Stance, A Weathered Penny, Cabbage White England, ESA Evans, LUAL, Esoteric, Black & Sigi and Lily Charmed are amongst labels that showcased their latest collections. Founder of Lily Charmed, Lucy Lee commented on the show, “Top Drawer was a success for us from the minute the doors opened, we had orders over the three days from buyers across the globe. It was great to see new and repeat customers under one roof.” The hotly anticipated launch of Fashion Spy welcomed a host of international brands including Contessina, Les Petits Bisous and Strukt to the UK market for the very first time. Acclaimed Style Writer, Charlotte Abraham, carefully curated Top Drawer’s autumn/winter 2017 edit of Spotted. Spotted gave buyers the edge on what is new and emerging in the market, to scout the hottest new brands with ease, presenting 40 new names including India May Home, Lara Quin, Lupin Studio,The Curious Department and The Humble Cut. Chris McShane, Co-Founder of The Curious Department, commented, “Spotted was great for an emerging brand like us, as it meant we could showcase our products in a focused environment, with a diverse footfall from big major retailers to small independent boutiques.There was a great comradery and supportive vibe across our fellow Spottees which made it less about competition, more about giving everyone a chance to shine, which was really important to us.” Alejandra Campos, Top Drawer’s Event Director added, “The autumn/winter 2017 edition was a strong success, attracting the very best brands across our sectors and top buyers from the UK and overseas. We understand that successful retailers are constantly on the hunt for new and exclusive products that will stand out on the high street. At Top Drawer, we are proud to present such a diverse and unique line-up of brands most of which cannot be founded elsewhere. Watch this space as we head into the spring/summer 18 season, the next edition is set to be even bigger.” The spring/summer 2018 edition of Top Drawer will take place from 14 th - 16 th January, 2018, at Olympia London. To find out more and register, visit Caprice goes solar In September, the Managing Directors of Caprice, Jürgen Cölsch and Omar Saeed, accompanied by the German Ambassador Martin Kobler, put the largest Pakistani solar facility into operation.The plant will ensure that more 1.2 million pairs of Caprice shoes will be produced with solar energy annually. On a 12,000sqm property next to the Caprice shoe factory in Lahore, 3,125 solar panels were installed for approximately €1,000,000.The photovoltaic system will supply the factory with one megawatt of electricity. At the inauguration, which was shown live on a LED video wall in the Caprice shoe factory in Pirmasens, Germany, Jürgen Cölsch said, “This facility is going to be part of a sustainable and innovative work environment, in addition to our striving for efficiency and effectiveness and our search for better footwear solutions, it’s important that we also take the environment and the people into consideration.” To view Caprice’s full range of footwear, simply go to the website at Rosa Red has it all wrapped up In its 12 years of trading, Glasgow-based jewellery label Rosa Red has always placed its customers at the heart of what it does. Whether that’s through its glamorous products, next-day delivery option or affordable pricing, the brand aims to anticipate customer needs. To this end, the design team have decided to place the fabulous Rosa Red gems in the label’s elegant packaging, creating the Rosa Red Ready to Wear collection. The boxes have been updated for a fresh, new look whilst maintaining the company’s strong brand. Retailers only has to open the box and the product is shelf ready, and easel inserts for the necklaces mean you don’t have to find display busts to showcase them; it couldn’t be simpler. Spring/summer 2018 will see the launch of some fresh boho styles alongside classic Rosa Red lines. To view the latest designs, visit