Cautious confidence at spring 14 showsSubscription
With the last of the womenswear trade shows having kicked off this weekend, it’s becoming clearer that a mood of what one exhibitor called “confidence with a small ‘c’” is emerging.
Overseas brands get set for UK launches at ModaSubscription
A raft of new labels will be jostling for attention at mainstream fashion exhibition Moda next week.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Danish menswear brand Matinique has created a 12-piece anniversary collection that is predominantly manufactured in Europe and includes items such as a 100% Italian merino wool coat.
Moda: Sterling 1958Subscription
English outerwear brand Sterling 1958 has a history of making materials for labels including Burberry and Aquascutum.
Scandinavian rainwear brand Rains made its UK trade show debut for autumn 13 at Moda with a simple concept - rainmacs in five colours and four shapes, available for both men and women.
English shoemaker Barker has introduced several new styles for autumn 13, including one with a peg-sole construction that harks back to the shoemaking technology used in the days before Goodyear welting.
Moda: Coster CopenhagenSubscription
This Danish brand focuses on sustainable fabrics and even gives the Chinese makers of its hand-knitted styles the opportunity to work from home rather than in factories.
Autumn 13 is the second season in the UK for Danish womenswear brand Culture, which launched in its home country in 2004.
Moda: Butterfly TwistsSubscription
Folding ballet pump brand Butterfly Twists adds to its staple range of products for autumn 13 with the introduction of a boat shoe style, a brogue, a real leather pump, a velvet smoking slipper and a Wellington boot, all of which retain the brand’s signature twistable and foldable soles.
Buyers and brands have praised mainstream trade show Moda, saying this week’s autumn 13 edition was the best in several seasons.