Attire Accessories -Jul/Aug 2018 (Issue 71)

ATTIRE 9 EDITOR’S LETTER I t’s that time, people. The sun has emerged, the rain has – we hope – bid farewell for a few months and the exhibition halls are getting primed for summer showcases of the country’s finest products just ready to adorn your shelves for the seasons ahead. I don’t know about you, but I have my pens, notebook and comfy shoes at the ready to tread the aisles of the show big hitters to see what the retailers and suppliers have up their sleeves for SS19. How will the catwalks have inspired seasons ahead, and what designs will take centre stage? It often feels like a case of taking a deep breath and jumping into show season head first! To get you show-ready, we have – as always – put together your need-to-know guides. From a preview of what’s to come at Pure London and Harrogate’s Home & Gift to looking at the fashion-forward offerings set to come out of Birmingham’s Moda and getting the inside Scoop at the beautiful Saatchi Gallery-based show – we’ve got you covered. Check out our show guides on pages 31, 45, 76 and 98, respectively. That’s not all we have to inspire you for seasons ahead. We’ve no doubt the recent Royal Wedding will dictate the hat and fascinator trends for months, if not years, to come – check out our round-up of similarly inspiring options on page 103. Likewise, our Weekend Bags and Holdalls feature will give your customers getaway inspiration aplenty on page 89.This issue, we also place the focus on men’s shoes on page 41. All that, together with our regular offering of industry news, company profiles and expert advice, and you have a magazine to behold! Enjoy! JULY/AUGUST ATTIRE Accessories BEST FOOT FORWARD 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 Vixen Millinery Editor’s pick I’m one of those people who always has a black hair tie adorning my wrist – an irksome habit born from necessity because of having long hair that I constantly put up and down. And the wrist collection seems to have grown since having my two girls. So imagine my delight when I came across these fantastic and fashion-led bracelet/hair ties by innovative company byEloise London – hello, fashionable wrists! You can check out their brand story on page 72. Louise Prance Editor Louise