It was quality rather than quantity that marked out the Moda Gent offer, which brought together about 200 collections.
Major trends saw plenty of colour, pattern and texture being mixed across knitwear, shirts (casual, formal and hybrid), trousers and accessories. Autumn 14 looks to be a strong season for tailoring, with sports jackets in particular making a mark across most collections. The heritage influence, while slowing in more directional areas, is still highly commercial for the Moda sector.
Fynch-Hatton’s coloured jeans (wholesaling at £26), bright textured knits (from £23 for cotton to £57 for cashmere) and freshly coloured check shirts (from £21 to £23) were very-on trend for autumn 14 casualwear.
0116 236 2304 www.fynch-hatton.de
Matching or contrast waistcoats have been popular at Magee, paired with suits or sports jackets. This three-piece suit in a Donegal tweed-inspired Pure New Wool cloth attracted buyers’ approval. Wholesale prices are £159.50 for the three-piece and £130.50 for the two-piece option.
00 353 74 972 1100 www.magee1866.com
A bold interpretation of the heritage theme was on offer from Gibson London. Note the revers on the waistcoat. Jackets wholesale at £75 while waistcoats are priced from £28, the shirt is £23 and the tie £6.
0113 259 5500 www.gibsonlondon.com
Debut exhibitor Lochcarron showed its made-in-Scotland lambswool scarves, which wholesale from £8.50 to £30. The Galashiels-based firm is owned by E-Land, the Korean group that owns Scottish knitwear brand Peter Scott, which shared the Moda stand, and duffle coat brand Gloverall.
07950 386568 www.lochcarron.com
Remus Uomo coats have done well in the past winter in its stores and concessions run by parent company Douglas & Grahame in its native Northern Ireland. This mid-thigh-length Bowden style (wholesaling at £69.95) features working cuff buttons and picks up the autumn 14 trend for heritage cloths and shapes.
0333 456 7777 www.remusuomo.com
Skopes’ slim-cut “X Factor” suit targets the prom market. The satin-trimmed poly-viscose suit comes in midnight blue, wine or black.
The jacket wholesales at £39.50, the trousers at £16.50.
0113 240 2211 www.skopes.com