Attire Accessories - May/Jun 2018 (Issue 70)

ATTIRE 9 EDITOR’S LETTER E ver since the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced last year, my inbox has been filled with Royal Wedding fever. It seems that jewellers, accessory designers, nay, even the interiors world, is falling over themselves to emulate Meghan’s style, anticipate her possible wedding look, and create lines that are hoped to lure in the avid Royalist. And, I’m not ashamed to say, I’m hooked. Coupled with the fact that, coincidentally, Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet, is a purple hue long associated with Royalty, throw in Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials, and it seems no industry in the UK can escape our Great British monarchy this year. So, heeding the immortal words, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ I’ve paid homage to this current trend and asked a few of our favourite accessory companies to tell us what they would dress Meghan in for her big day or honeymoon, given the chance – check out page 66 for our Royal Wedding feature. Meanwhile on page 122 we’ve showcased how you can nail the Ultra Violet movement and cheer on the happy couple with a window dressing feature based on this beautiful hue – your boutique will have never looked prettier. Of course, we have the regular need- to-knows to keep abreast of consumer trends, with a first-look round-up of men’s accessories (83), silver & gold jewellery (97), handbags (51) and, in time for the big day, a party accessories highlight on page 77. If you’re looking ahead to the summer show circuit, never fear.This issue we put the spotlight on Pulse (29) and Fashion SVP (45), while also getting the lowdown on February’s Pure London show (43). Until next time! MAY / JUNE 2018 ATTIRE Accessories Wedding fever 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 Louise Prance +44 (0)1376 535 613 MARKETING MANAGER Michael Richards +44 (0)1376 514 000 ACCOUNT MANAGER Katie Taylor +44 (0)1376 535 600 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 Georg Jenson Editor’s pick I’ll admit it. I’m a magpie. Present me with something gold and sparkly, and I’m sold. My jewellery collection is updated frequently with more and more complementing pieces – hence my adoration for these stackable rings by SVP Jewellery. As an unashamed jewellery hoarder, anything that has the option for repeat purchase gets my vote. Luckily for me, and you, there’s even more store-front worthy pieces in our Silver & Gold Jewellery feature on page 97 to drool over. Louise Prance Acting Editor Louise 51