10 ATTIRE FIND OUT ABOUT ALL THE LATEST FROM THE FASHION ACCESSORIES INDUSTRY IN OUR REGULAR NEWS ROUND-UP Industry news Spring Fair launches Atelier, a new immersive trends showcase Spring Fair 2018 is set to launch an all-new immersive trends showcase that’s set to ‘inspire and guide show visitors through the top trends set to influence their businesses.’The Atelier interactive area will feature big-screen videos highlighting what’s new, trends for 2019 and 2020, as well as a series of exclusive films based on insights from industry-leading trend forecasters and platforms WGSN, Pinterest, One Click Retail and Coloro.These will present invaluable insights into a raft of product categories and highlight the future colour trends. There will also be four interactive walk-in installations that showcase real store interiors from Spring Fair exhibitors, created by the show’s expert visual merchandiser. Sophy Searight, Spring Fair’s Head of Content, explains, “This is one of the most daring and exciting features we have ever launched at Spring Fair.The Atelier will give our audience the confidence that what they’re purchasing at the show will be on-trend in the future. It will also present great examples of how to diversify into new categories and make their businesses much more profitable.” Meanwhile there will be two installations created at the Jewellery & Watch section of the show, with the Atelier in Hall 17 focusing on jewellery and watch products, and will cover trends from 2018-2019 in two one-of-a-kind displays. For more information visit springfair.com PANTONE ANNOUNCES ULTRA VIOLET AS 2018 COLOUR OF THE YEAR Colour institute Pantone has announced Ultra Violet as its 2018 colour of the year.The colour, long associated with royalty, coincides with the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and is set to influence trends within the fashion and accessories industries. According to the Institute, “On the runway or the streets, Ultra Violet is an enchanting purple that provides a theatrical linkage for both men’s and women’s styles. True to the coupled nature of Ultra Violet, created by combining red and blue, Ultra Violet lends itself to one-of-a-kind colour combinations in fashion and is easier to pair with all colours on the spectrum than one might think. With golds or other metallics, Ultra Violet becomes luxurious and dazzling; with greens or greys it evokes natural elegance. Similarly, Ultra Violet takes on distinct appearances with different materials. Lush velvets in the color suggest intrigue for evening, but are also unexpectedly modern in athleisure or sneakers. In accessories, jewellery, and eyewear, Ultra Violet suggests the complexities of natural gems, textures, and florals.” Vendula London opens new London flagship store Accessories brand Vendula London has opened a new flagship store in Covent Garden, London.The first store opening in the UK for the brand, customers will now be able to shop product at 54 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9PA. Vendula London, a British brand certified by the Vegetarian Society, offers a wealth of product, from bags to jewellery to charms and wallets. Visit vendulalondon.com/uk for further information.