Birmingham trade show Moda saw a 3% rise in attendance for its spring 13 edition, with organisers labelling this season’s show as “buzzing”.
The trade show, which showcases menswear, womenswear, footwear and lingerie brands, ran from August 12 to 14 and featured more than 1,450 collections. The show line up, which included 200 new brands, was the largest ever summer show for Moda.
Buyers from retailers including John Lewis, Fenwick, Debenhams, womenswear indie Snooty Frox in Harrogate and lingerie indie Femme Fatale in Maidstone were among those on the hunt for brands at the show.
Nick Cook, commercial director of Moda organiser ITE Moda, said: “The atmosphere across the shows this season was one of real positivity, and it was borne out in the volume of orders taken across the halls.”
“It’s been another tough year for the UK retail industry, but buying patterns have proved again this season that retailers are still on the lookout for new and interesting product.”