Attire Accessories - Mar/Apr 2018 (Issue 69)

ATTIRE 33 TOP DRAWER International and UK buyers sought out the latest product launches across home, fashion, gift and craft from 1,500 expertly curated design-led brands; providing them with the opportunity to discover the latest trends for the year ahead and uncover the newest products from fresh brands and the very best international labels alongside Britain’s most loved names. With over 200 brands, the Fashion edit represented the largest curated showcase of fashion accessories and jewellery brands in the UK, offering buyers the chance to shop never before seen brands and established brands, including names such as Amadoria, Azuni, Cove, Ebarito, Elk Accessories, Estella Bartlett, Last True Angel, Lisa Angel, Mockberg, One Hundred Stars Trading, Ottoman Hands, Rachel Jackson, Sixton London, Vow London and White Leaf. New brands to the UK include Bermuda Born, Cuques De Ilum, Eduards Accessories, Flo & Vie, Isabel LaMadrid, L’Ellie, Luli Art Bijoux, Monica Maja Richardson, Paca Peca and Rosa Mendez showcased the latest ranges at the Fashion Spy area. The debut of the MEN ONLY concept area was the fashion highlight for exhibitors and visitors alike. Leading men’s fashion brands including Both Barrels, Briston Watches, Double00, Il Bussetto, Junghan Watches, Oliver Spencer and Sipahi & Co showcased their collections at Top Drawer for the very first time. Following its debut at Top Drawer, Mat Booth from Both Barrels commented, “Both Barrels’ debut at Top Drawer SS18 represented a big step up for our young brand.The event is well attended, well curated and impeccably organised. A great test of market place reaction in real time and golden opportunities to meet like-minded brands, buyers, retailers and connect directly with the outward vision for brand development.” Spotted at Top Drawer Introducing a host of design debutants, Spotted is the home of new, innovative and commercially appealing, beautifully designed products. Expertly curated by Charlotte Abrahams and spanning all Top Drawer sectors, this is where buyers sought exceptional talent. This season’s line-up included Adelle Hickey, Alexia Peck, Allegoric Designs, Apiary Made, Cult Ceramics and Cult Vinegar, Ginger Hare, GLB Graphics, I am Nat, Keeler and Sidaway, Kitsch Noir, Moby Maps, Onua, Perch Upholstery, Pick Art Home, Print Circus, Rowenna Mason, Sofia Lima Sousa,The Natural Beauty Pot,The Pattern Book,The Owl & the Apothecary, TrincaFerro, Tutti London, Wanderlust Paper Co., Wolf & Ink and Yanii Akeliah. Charlotte Abrahams, curator of Spotted added, “The S/S18 edition of Spotted was a huge success, launching 49 new, design-led brands to the trade.The inaugural Spotted Award went to re-usable water bottle brand Stay Sixty, with Cult Vinegar and Divine Savages scooping the runner’s up prizes. The fact that it took the judges a long time to choose the winners is testament to the quality and ingenuity of the brands showing in the Spotted zone.These will be the names to watch in 2018.” Top Drawer will return to Olympia London for the Autumn/Winter edition on 9 th – 11 th September, 2018 and for Spring/ Summer 13 th – 15 th January, 2019. Visit A Top Drawer, the UK’s leading international design-led trade show, kickstarted the 2018 buying season with a host of exclusive brands and product launches at the show’s return to Olympia London on 14 th – 16 th January, 2018 Exclusively yours