Layered lace, floral prints and smart-casual fashion - just some of the spring 16 highlights in womenswear, menswear, footwear and lingerie from Moda (July 9-11).
Braintree delved into its 20-year archive for some of its spring 16 prints, including the Paris detail on the Dauphine dress (wholesale £23.95). Bold botanical and floral prints on simple shapes such as shift dresses are another key trend for the ethical brand. Braintree has also extended its loungewear collection, which launched for autumn 14. Items such as relaxed bamboo trousers with a distressed butterfly print (£15.95) can be mixed and matched.
020 7607 1173 Braintreeclothing.com
Adini’s most popular print this season is the vintage poppy, seen on a double layer dress (wholesale £16). Yet, in stark contrast to the sweet, subtle poppy, another popular style is the Petra dress (£16) in a bright paradise print. Like other brands, Adini has injected some bamboo into its range. A top (£14) comes in three colourways: sunset red, cloud blue and aqua. As in previous seasons, tunic shapes and stripes are selling well for the brand.
020 8560 2323 Adinionline.co.uk
Jacket sales remain “phenomenal” at Skopes, which is an entry-price supplier to many indies. For the mix-and-match specialist, waistcoats are continuing to add life to the smart-casual phenomenon, which shows no sign of running out of steam. Value-added details like fancy cuffs remain important for next spring. From L-R, linen/cotton blazer £50; 100% linen checked jacket £52, waistcoat £19; cotton/poly jacket £44, waistcoat £19.
0113 391 8908 Skopes.co.uk
Balearic-ispired footwear brand Solillas put a twist on the sequin trend which proved so successful for the label over the past year by overlaying tiny sequins on espadrilles and its signature traditional Menorcan style sandal. Key sequined styles include electric blue, bronze and silver, wholesaling at £19.20. From the Luxe collection, which wholesales at a slightly higher price point of £24, a monochrome screen-printed geometric style and soft dove grey suede sandal caught buyers’ attention.
020 8144 0448 Solillas.com
UK larger cup brand Curvy Kate introduced Moda visitors to its new brand Scantilly, set for launch in October. Described as Curvy Kate’s naughty friend, the Scantilly collection spans six bra and knicker sets, including Peek a Boo, a mesh cup and satin underwired sling detail balconette bra in black or crimsom, and Surrender, a sheer mesh plunge bra with rose gold embroidery (both wholesaling at £19.60). From the mainline collection, standout pieces include the animal print lace Smoothie Prowl Brazilian knickers (£7.00) and Luxe, a strapless bra designed with a mermaid shell style cup to give a shapely curve (£13.90).
020 8861 3111 Curvykate.com
Lily & Me
Lily & Me has introduced more cotton into its collection for spring 16 and is finding tops are selling well, as buyers increasingly favour separates as well as dresses. This rose print 100% cotton seawater top is £12.50 wholesale, while the Moonshine tunic (£13.75) is one of its staples for the new season and has proved a “very popular” print so far. Lily & Me has introduced linen for spring 16, with a vintage dandelion dress in soft orange or seawater, both £24.
01566 779477 Lilyandmeclothing.com
Ronen Chen’s Limited collection features 17 clean and simple pieces for spring 16, including the dark grey Delphine dress (£90), which can be paired with the cream Donna jacket (£105). In the main collection, prints are playing well, but still with clean lines and understated colours. Soft dressing is key for the brand, seen in the crinkle viscose Harlow dress, which comes in brown and cream (£62).
07795 007528 Ronenchenuk.com
Mish Mash DRK
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Yorkshire-based Mish Mash has created a premium sub-brand called DRK. Typical of the line is this cotton puppytooth blazer (£35) shown with printed cotton shirt (£17.95).
01422 371311 Mishmashjeans.com
B.tempt’d by Wacoal
New for spring 16, the b.sultry collection from b.tempt’d focused on richly layered lace. Key pieces include a balconette contour bra (£11.87) and bustier (£14.03) in contrasting black and honey beige or deep blue and ivory, with delicate eyelash lace edged cups. The b.sumptuous half cup underwired bra (£12.23) and matching bikini brief contrasted feather light ivory lace with iridescent coral petal embroidery (£5.76). B.tempt’d also went for all out boudoir glamour with its b.amazing set comprising a balconette bra with picot lace overlay (£11.87), briefs (£5.76) and suspender belt (£6.47) in black and pale pink.
01536 760282 Wacoal-europe.com
Women in their 40s, 50s and 60s are seeking trendier clothing, according to James Lakeland. Its heart star lurex and tape yarn mix dress (wholesale £35) is flying off the rails, as is a hand-painted fringe poncho (£42). Our favourite was this asymmetric kaftan in chiffon with a silk wash and a print described as “underwater rainbow”, priced at £45.
020 7636 7130 Jameslakeland.net
New brand: Jessica Wright Footwear
The Only Way is Essex star Jessica Wright has teamed up with London-based supplier Lacey’s Footwear on a selection of 25 shoe styles for autumn 15 available at short order. The collection channels full-on Essex glamour, with each shoe sporting a signature gold glitter sole. Stand out styles include the Ashira Pom Pom, a cut out side black suede stiletto with two pom-poms attached to the laces (wholesale price £20), and Amore, a peep toe platform with lace detail sides in white or black (£23.99).
020 7739 0398 Jessicawrightfootwear.co.uk
Italian-made brand Latte has fused food, drink and fashion for spring 16. Themes within the collection include limoncello yellow, panacotta, tiramisu and cappuccino. One selection takes its inspiration from the Bacci Perugina chocolates popular in Italy, which come in a blue and silver tube, complementing the subtle yellows, creams and browns elsewhere in the collection. As usual, the brand is strong at outfit building, with notable combinations including this jacket (£35), harem trousers (£37) and top (40).
0141 2040699 Latteclothing.com
To move on from the ubiquitous blue for wedding suits, the London-based supplier has designed this lilac ensemble for next spring comprising linen-cotton three-piece suit (£200), cotton shirt (£27) and silk tie (£15).
020 7372 3300 Withoutprejudice.com
Belfast-based supplier Douglas & Grahame is expanding the selection of its slightly slimmer Tapered Classic block after positive reaction since spring. This 100% three-piece option under its Douglas brand is typical of the outfits being selected for weddings comprising jacket (£83.50), waistcoat (£26) and trousers £41.50.
0333 4567777 Douglasandgrahame.com
Freya caught attention with its Utopia collection comprising a plunge balconette bra (£15.17), soft foam padded half cup bra (£14.69) and longline bustier (£17.06) in a fresh tropical floral print with crisp white lace detail. The floral theme continued with the Strawberry Fields range, a striking meadow print in zingy citrus and electric blue on a black background. Standout pieces include a plunge balconette bra embroidered with a lime trim (£15.64) and a matching camisole (£13.03) and lounge short set (£10.66) in a semi-sheer fabric, finished with lime green bows.
01536 760282 Freyalingerie.com
German-brand Tamaris caught the trend for comfort styles with a sporty edge in its range of lightweight and flexible shoes with memory foam insoles. Slip on skater styles (wholesale price £22.50), were on show alongside lace up trainers with metallic blue or zebra print uppers (£19.50). This metallic trend is also seen in more formal styles, from chunky brogues with white soles and gold toe and heel detail (£24.50), to cork wedges with shimmery gold textile uppers (£19.50) and a golden and tan wedge trainer with glitter detail (£19.50).
07810 560885 Tamaris.eu