Attire Accessories - May/Jun 2018 (Issue 70)

ATTIRE 45 FASHION SVP Fashion SVP, the largest and fastest growing apparel and accessories sourcing and manufacturing show in the UK, will return to London Olympia on the 26 th and 27 th June 2018. Yet again, the show will host a range of manufacturers coming from the UK, Europe and Mediterranean countries. The event is the ideal platform for all types of fashion buyers, owners and designers to come and source their future collections, all under one roof. Show Director Buzz Carter spoke to us about new show developments, “This year in June we will be taking a special look at denim apparel, fabrics and accessories in an exciting new area Source Denim, and we’ll be presenting The Fashion Station, in association with Fashion Angel, specifically geared toward helping smaller brands get financial and mentoring help in their early stages of growth. “We’ll also be returning with our massively popular Sourcing Briefing seminars, where the good and the great from the world of fashion will share their knowledge and expertise with brands, designers and boutiques. A range of topics will cover issues such as sustainable production and the problem of microfibres, how to evaluate a manufacturer and nurture satisfying business relationships, a round-up of the latest in fabric and manufacturing innovation, and other subjects focused on production and making.” What to expect from Fashion SVP 2018? Fashion SVP June 2018 edition will be concentrating on high quality manufacturers and engaging seminar content. Visitors will be seeing the return of some of last year’s most popular features such as the Sourcing Briefing seminars, which will be led by industry experts. Last year’s seminar line up included the likes of Kim Winser, OBE, Barbara Horspool,The White Company, Angela Gaskill, N Brown and Brigitte Stepputtis, and Vivienne Westwood, to name a few. Also, returning this year will be the Fashion Station, which is a mini seminar area targeted for small to medium-sized fashion businesses and designers. Why visit? The show is a great opportunity to meet new manufacturers and source their collections on the spot. It also works as a platform for visitors and manufacturers to network with each other while buyers can meet a range of specialist manufacturers. These manufacturers work with a variety of materials and techniques including woven or knit fabrics, sports and technical materials, denim, fabric dyeing, digital printing, jersey fabrics, suiting, accessories, sustainable and ethical production, organic materials and more. Who is going to be at the show? The show will host a range of popular exhibitors coming from many European countries as well as the Mediterranean. Fashion producers coming to Fashion SVP offer a variety of production possibilities covering womenswear, menswear, children’s wear, corporate wear, footwear, accessories, underwear and hosiery and homewares. In addition to a large variety of apparel types, the exhibitors also offer services including full service production, CMT production, design services and product development, specialist processes, in-house fabric ranges, complex and technical garment services and other in-house services such as washing and garment testing, specialist packaging and shipping options What type of visitors attend the show? Fashion SVP attracts all types of buyers from smaller brands, boutiques, designers and start-ups to large brands such as M&S, Debenhams, John Lewis,The White Company, Boohoo, ASOS, Ted Baker, Amanda Wakeley, LK Bennett, Toast and many more. A We put the spotlight on Fashion SVP and the exhibitors that make this sourcing event a buying opportunity not to be missed Forward focus IN BRIEF: Show: Fashion SVP Where: Olympia, London When: 26 th – 27 th June, 2018 Website: Twitter: @fashionSVP