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.
This is the first season that contemporary German womenswear brand Hauber has sold its collection in two rounds, with the first round sold from November and the second round launching on 28 January.
Making its wholesale debut at Moda for Autumn 13, short order dress brand L’Atelier has been sold online direct to consumers for about three months.
Moda: State of ArtSubscription
Dutch menswear brand State of Art is in its 3rd season in the UK and is hoping to build on its 24 stockists for autumn 13.
Moda: Bjorn BorgSubscription
New for autumn 13 from Bjorn Borg’s footwear offer is the Monte Carlo collection, a selection of eight vulcanised trainer styles that have been designed to be a bit smarter than the average vulcanised trainer.
New from Skechers this season is an entire range of hidden 2” wedge vulcanised trainers aimed at the teenage market.
New for spring 13 from lingerie brand Freya is the Oh La La collection which offers a balcony bra and underwired body with matching brief, short or thong.
The mainstream Italian womenswear brand has evolved for this season to include more luxury touches on some of its pieces, including faux fur trims, studs and applique.
Moda mood upbeat as show sees solid tradeSubscription
Buyers and exhibitors reported a solid but unspectacular start to Birmingham trade show Moda yesterday (February 17).