Attire Accessories - Sep/Oct 2018 (Issue 72)

AUTUMN FAIR EXHIBITORS 65 NOVA LEATHERS T: +44 (0)1454 322 500 W: @novaleathers What: Showcasing the increasingly popular David Jones collection, Nova Leathers has all the key AW18 trends covered. The David Jones collection includes clutches, shoulder bags, totes, backpacks and holdalls. Whilst always maintaining excellent quality, the collection represents outstanding value for money, meaning it can be enjoyed by a wide range of customers. The company will also be displaying its range of casual Spirit bags, consisting of colourful backpacks, X-bodies and shoulder bags – perfect for travel, leisure and people on the go. In addition, the latest collections of affordable, quality Nova Leathers handbags will be on show. Where: 4G81 BIG METAL T: +44 (0)207 701 0005 W: What: At Autumn Fair, Big Metal will be launching its winter kaleidoscope resin earring range, which is fast becoming one of the hot jewellery trends for this year. The company gave the first look of its Picasso-inspired jewellery at Harrogate, with the range all made from brass and with one micron of plating allowing customers to not only enjoy being able to update their wardrobe with works of art but also to have something of quality that will last. James McGrath, owner, and Iva Romanova spend time experimenting on CAD at the company’s central London workshop, looking at new ideas and projects using its own casting /3D-printing machines James spoke to editor Louise Prance, stating: “What we really enjoy is bringing a new collection to shows and seeing what our customers think. We always try to make jewellery that not only looks beautiful but something that will sell fast and be profitable for our customers with keen prices.” Check out the company’s wide range at Autumn Fair, its website or visit its workshop to see how the jewellery is made and even pick up stock. Where: Hall 3, Stand 4G50 SOCK ACADEMY T: +44 (0)1582 882 124 W: What: Sock Academy is thrilled to be launching its brand-new baby sock brand, Cucamelon, at Autumn Fair. Following the success of its United Oddsocks and Cockney Spaniel brands, Cucamelon will complement its other gifting ranges by providing beautifully cute and colourful gift-boxed socks for babies up to two years old. With an initial launch of 10 different boxes in the range, Sock Academy has carefully looked at baby-clothing trends, colours and designs to create a range that is adorably eye-catching – both in terms of the socks themselves and the cute designs of the gift boxes. Claire Catlin, assistant director said: “We wanted to create a range of beautiful baby socks to complement our existing brands and provide more choice in baby gifting. We see this as a market area we can add real colour and fun to. We’re all in love with our new Cucamelon baby sock range, and I can’t wait for the launch. Our designers have created the most heart-meltingly beautiful range of baby socks, which I’m sure everyone will enjoy giving and receiving and, of course, have the same superb quality of our other brands” Where: Hall 4, Stand 4C30-D31