Industry insiders share their thoughts.
The best was Pitti Uomo (pictured), I thought it gave a really good feeling for the season. Outerwear in particular was a highlight; parkas are going to be strong next season and generally you could see the whole look of the market going a bit cleaner and smarter. We were there with our Italian labels 313 and AI Riders on the Storm.
Jacket Required was superb, the best show they’ve done in years. We were there with Rains, Native Youth (pictured), Bellfield, Mi-Pac and Wåven. Attendance was massively up on last year and the new venue [Old Truman Brewery] was fantastic, not just for the space itself but the position within London. It’s what London has been waiting years for, so well done to them.
Of all the shows we exhibited at this season, Jacket Required (pictured) was our most successful. There was high footfall throughout and the level of buyers was excellent. International accounts like United Arrows, Slam Jam and Back Door were there and it’s always great to catch up with our UK partners like Dover Street Market, The Shop at Bluebird and Garbstore.
Seek in Berlin (pictured) was fantastic - we were there with Notch London. It’s a small show with a great line-up of brands. It had good attendance from UK and International buyers, and new brands have been talking about moving in for next season, so [hopefully] it will get even bigger.