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

ATTIRE 9 EDITOR’S LETTER We’ve reached that familiar point in time, readers – Wham’s Last Christmas is already on heavy rotation, department stores are in bauble overload and mulled wine’s back on the bar menu. With the end of Halloween comes what I call the Great Christmas Countdown. I’ve no doubt that you’re all more than prepared for this. You made your stock lists (and had plenty of time to check them twice) in July while trawling the summer show aisles. So, the shelves are all set for party-to- present season – what better time is there to get ready for 2018 trading? We’ve got the low-down on January’s first London show, Top Drawer Spring, which after last year’s roaring success will continue to build on its ever-growing Fashion sector. As with every edition of the show, it will be a debut platform for many up-and-coming labels that will make their mark on the industry in the New Year. Fashion SVP will also be returning to Olympia – read our preview to find out why it needs to go in your diary. Speaking of dates, you need never worry about missing a key industry event again with this issue’s year planner. Hang it in your office to keep your next 12 months organised. We know London is not the centre of the universe, so we’re also shedding light on the other season-starting exhibitions; Exeter’s popular Giving & Living and Scotland’s thriving Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring.The end of the year is also a great time to reflect on buying success stories, so we take stock of IJL’s sparkling September event and Milan’s Homi growing fashion initiatives. Alongside the regular show previews, regular features, and interviews, we take a look at shoe trends for 2018, the current craze for sentimental jewellery, our favourite purses and the British belts brands to go for next year.This issue’s competition prize of packaging worth £500 RRP is courtesy of fashion jewellery label Kaytie Wu. Happy reading, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 ATTIRE Accessories The most wonderful time of the year Attire Accessories is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing Limited. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility of the standing of advertisers nor by the editorial contributions.The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Attire Accessories is published six times a year. Subscription rates for overseas readers are £75 per annum (incl. p+p), Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing Limited and sent to Attire Accessories, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. EDITOR Laura Sutherland +44 (0)1376 535 613 CHIEF SUB EDITOR Louise Prance MARKETING MANAGER Michael Richards +44 (0)1376 514 000 ACCOUNT MANAGER Sarah McLean +44 (0)1376 514 000 PRODUCTION MANAGER Scott Brothwell +44 (0)1376 535 616 SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Chloe Edey, Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor, Sarah Young PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Charlotte Potter WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Stuart Weatherley SUBSCRIPTIONS Beth Varney +44 (0)1376 514 000 KD Media Publishing Limited Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP ISSN 1758-0919 Cover image courtesy of Cocorose London Editor’s pick Whether you want to add charm to a cardigan or share your thoughts with a slogan-laden leather jacket, enamel pins are the way to go.The rebellious younger sister to the bejewelled brooch, it’s the accessory of the moment. Although I’ve been collecting cute, cartoonish pieces from brands such as Des Petits Hauts and Vera Meat, right now I can’t get enough of Punky Pins’ designs, which offer opinionated, witty takes on everything from Feminism to The X Files . Laura Sutherland Shoe trends, page 57