Attire Accessories -Jul/Aug 2018 (Issue 71)

Buyers preparing to visit Moda in August are in for a jam-packed edition, featuring a comprehensive lineup of collections, some of the most inspiring industry experts and a programme of unmissable events devised to help retailers drive sales and stay ahead of the competition. Moda Woman sees the return of luxury brand Rino & Pelle, Dutch label Smashed Lemon and a raft of elegant occasionwear including Linea Raffaelli, Luis Civit, Mori Lee, Mon Cherie and L’Atelier. Debuting this season is Cowest, a Spanish stretch-denim specialist, Lisette L, a Canadian trouser brand, and Mariella Rosati, the glamorous Italian collection. French brand Plage du Sud will showcase its range of beach- ready bikinis for the first time, and London- based Luxes will be bringing its luxury silk and cashmere dresses and separates. ADORED AND ADORNED Moda Accessories continues to expand with an increased SS19 offer. Returning brands include Park Lane, Dante and Gaby’s with Snoxells, Vivien Sheriff and Nigel Rayment amongst the season’s top milliners providing head- turning hats for the summer social calendar. Newcomer Soruka joins the lineup with sustainable recycled leather handbags – each bag unique and made in India by working with small independent artisans. Menswear brands Wrangler, Magee, Mark Darcy and Tresanti return, along with footwear brands Superga, Sebago, Blundstone and Base London. New brands Kenneth Cole, Californian collection Blowfish Malibu and stiletto specialists Giulia join the full list of collections, providing the most extensive overview of SS19 footwear in the UK. INSIDER INFO Continuing its programme of retail-focused workshops that were launched in February 2018, Moda’s hand-picked partners will be delivering tailor-made, on-point content sessions throughout the duration of the show. Intimate, interactive and relaxed, buyers will have the chance to catch up on the latest retail issues and chat directly with those in the know. Bringing the collections to life, the catwalk shows will once again take centre stage, together with presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and SS19 trend reports. To help buyers to achieve real business results, industry experts will be covering key topics throughout the three days. Director Pamela Shiffer of Pamela Shiffer clothing store said of the show, “I truly enjoy visiting the show because I enjoy the atmosphere, and the layout makes it easy to discover new brands. I’ll definitely be back at Moda next season because it offers something that none of the London shows do, and it’s the friendliest show on the buying schedule.” See collections brought to life in carefully curated fashion shows running throughout the three days of Moda. Womenswear, menswear and footwear collections are edited into inspiring scenes, providing an essential overview of the season. For further information on the exhibition and to register for free tickets, visit A Here comes the sun Moda is gearing up to be this summer’s largest fashion trade event, with more than 1,200 of the hottest SS19 collections set to showcase In brief Show: Moda Venue: NEC, Birmingham Date: 5-7 th August, 2018 Website: Twitter/Instagram: ModaExhibitions ATTIRE 79 MODA