Attire Accessories - Feb/Mar 2018 (Issue 68)

102 ATTIRE Boutique trade show, Scoop, will showcase a carefully curated selection of exclusive brands across the ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and lifestyle categories this January.This season’s event will include plenty of well-known names, together with a host of new faces making their debut for autumn/winter 2018. The show was launched in 2011 by fashion industry expert, Karen Radley. Its exhibitors are typically from the premium end of the market, making the show ideal for niche designers and buyers looking for diverse accessories that they haven’t seen elsewhere. Today, Scoop welcomes more than 250 chic and contemporary brands to each show. Newcomers this season include the Parisian fashion house, Harc, producers of luxury handbags.The creative collection has geometric lines at heart, and each design is handmade with leather chosen from one of the world’s best tanneries. Also exhibiting this year is Hope In Style, a quirky Greek label known for its handbags and accessories. Products include bags, charms, belts, vests and scarves, all produced in a wide array of fun and vibrant seasonal colours. Suffolk designer, Emily Mortimer, will also be on hand, with her collection of statement jewellery made from 14 carat gold and sterling silver. Each piece is set with semi-precious gemstones and diamonds, and the range includes earrings, cocktail rings and cuffs. Patricia Cobiella will be exhibiting as Pat’s Vintage Jewellery, with a range of gold-plated designs set with corals, precious stones and mother-of-pearl. Already a favourite on the celebrity circuit, Patricia has been tipped by industry insiders as a face to watch. ROYAL APPROVAL Other highlights include Alice Bow, a favourite of The Duchess of Cambridge. Founder, Rachel Bowditch, has developed a range of luxurious yet comfortable insoles after becoming disheartened with pairs of shoes that she was unable to walk in. Made from padded material and topped with leather in a range of on-trend colours, the product works with even the most expensive of heels. New brand Dalliance & Nobel will also be exhibiting at this year’s event. Launched in 2017 by textile designer, James Skinner, the company produces hand-drawn designs, digitally printed onto fine silk to create fashion and interiors accessories. Each work of art is unique, and most feature botanical illustrations inspired by the natural world. The company’s scarves are expected to cause quite a stir. Also at this year’s show is Tandem, a well-established Italian brand known for its clean lines, textures and subtle use of colour. Another import from Italy, Lucille, will be on hand to show its quirky collection of prints and bold textures.The product range has been described as bohemian with an edge of punk. Founder and managing director, Karen Radley, is hoping to build on the success of Scoop’s July show, which attracted many high profile stores and buyers, including Anthropologie Europe, Fenwick Stores, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols, Liberty London, Selfridges, Net-a-Porter and John Lewis. “Buyers come to Scoop to find something different, new and a bit quirky, and we try to deliver that every season,” she commented after the event. “I’m thrilled that once again we’ve had so many key buyers, from independents to international department stores in attendance.” To register or find out more, go to A Celeste Mogador Studio Memphis Izipizi