Margin returned with its usual mix of fresh designers and international brands for the spring 14 edition, which took place at its new Hilton London Olympia home on August 4 and 5.
When Drapers visited on the second day exhibitors said the show had been quiet, but Margin’s organisers have since reported a healthy turnout including buyers from the likes of Asos, Joy, and etailer Original Native.
Its bold prints and colours ensured Polish brand Dream Nation turned heads on its UK show debut. Organic cotton and bamboo are used in the women’s, men’s and kids’ ranges, and pieces include an Aztec-print dress and a reversible women’s hooded top with a print on one side and block colour on the other. Wholesale prices range from £24 for shorts to £58 for a dress with bumbag.
Contact: 00 48 518 955 331
Designed by Johann Earl, who has created ranges under her name for Urban Outfitters for the past nine years and Asos for the last two, Seven Lives aims to specifically appeal to the indie market and was launched at Margin. The womenswear brand’s 32-piece collection includes pretty summer dresses, sweatshirts, T-shirts,
jackets, skirts, blouses and vests. Wholesale prices range from £9 for a T-shirt to £16 for a striped monochrome sheer shirt.
Contact: 07815 596585
This Brighton-based womenswear label showcased a range of fresh silhouettes for spring 14. The brand has reinvented its cap-sleeved dress, which used to come in just three cup sizes, by giving it a universal cup size to make it suitable for women of all shapes. It also unveiled a more fitted 1950s-style halterneck floral-print dress with a fuller circle skirt. Wholesale prices range from £24.50 for a skirt to £30.47 for a dress.
Contact: 01273 688575
Men’s and women’s brand Ink Apparel made its global trade show debut at Margin with a 23-piece spring 14 collection including capes, maxi dresses, crop tops, vests and T-shirts. Inspired by Indian and African textile prints, the garments are individually screen-printed and painted by hand, and predominantly made from organic cotton. Wholesale prices range from £12.72 for a T-shirt to £33.58 for a cape.
Contact: 07866 739082