The standout debuts, news and highlight collections from last week’s weekend of womenswear trade shows at Pure London and Scoop.
Bitte Kai Rand – Scoop
Prices have been lowered by an average of 15% across Danish label Bitte Kai Rand’s spring collection, meaning no dresses are more than £200. The standout piece of the collection and buyer’s favourite is a dress featuring oversized typographical print and layered panels of linen and silk. Ecru and indigo colours have been popular, alongside the soft pink.
Wholesale prices range from £37 for a top to £74 for a dress.
Sud Express – Scoop
Showing for the first time at Scoop, Parisian casual brand Sud specialises in knitwear and outerwear, with a wide range of unique knit pieces to offer buyers something different. Alongside airy summer knits are a range of light printed tops, blouses and dresses, with a lace cutout detail dress (£27.70) a popular style with UK visitors.
Wholesale prices range from £11 for a T-shirt to £39 for a merino jumper.
+33 06 83 85 13 76
Toupy – Scoop
French brand Toupy’s Beauty Top was a buyers’ favourite at Scoop. The one-size-fits-all loose and drapey silky top is available in 22 different colours and wholesales for €48. Lace-trimmed roomy tops and summer dresses also feature, while a striped shirt dress with peplum trim was a more fashion-focused design.
Wholesale prices range from €22 (£15) for shorts to €94 (£65) for outerwear.
Laurèl – Scoop
Laurèl’s signature lace appears throughout its broad spring collection, ranging from three-dimensional appliquéd lace embellishments to lots of crisp white broderie anglaise and even a fresh-looking printed lace across tops, skirts, dresses and summer jackets. A jersey round-neck dress with ruched waist detail that comes in both sleeved or sleeveless options in a variety of colours and patterns is a bestseller, wholesaling for £95.
Wholesale prices range from £18 for a vest to £350 for a leather jacket, while dresses average at £100.
MKT Studio – Scoop
Debuting in the UK for spring 16 via sales agency Level One, French brand MKT Studio showed a collection of wearable tops and chinos, which come in 16 colours. Shirts and blouses often feature pretty embroidery and unique trimmings, offering something a little different to catch the eye of shoppers.
Wholesale prices range from £10 for a scarf to £120 for a leather jacket.
Second Female – Scoop
Cool blues were the key colour story in Danish brand Second Female’s latest range, teamed with off-whites and greys. Slouchy long tops, roomy blouses and elongated shirts were popular with buyers, nodding to the brand’s pared-back Scandi look, while a 1970s vibe appeared through lots of suede outerwear layers and lace-up shirts.
Wholesale prices range from £20 for a top to £91 for a reversible wool jacket.
Love & Other Things – Pure
Manchester brand Love & Other Things showed at Pure for the second time this season and focused on transitional pieces for its autumn 15 short-order range. The 1970s influence is strong with lace-up printed blouses and dresses key to the collection, while bandage dresses are also a big hit with buyers. The label has also increased the number of fake fur coats for autumn as they sold well last year.
Wholesale prices start at £7 for a blouse and range up to £25 for coats.
Brave Soul – Pure
For autumn 15 Brave Soul has developed a transitional short-order range taking advantage of shorter lead times from its Turkish suppliers. The military look is strong with khaki dresses and jackets proving popular. Graphic T-shirts, chiffon dresses and PU elements on jackets and shirts are also prominent, alongside fringed jackets and fine-knit jumpers.
Wholesale prices start at £2.99 for a T-shirt and go up to £20.99 for jackets.
Glamorous – Pure
A regular attendee at Pure, fast-fashion label Glamorous honed in on the popular 1970s trend for short-order autumn 15. Bell sleeves, lace-up tops and dresses are mixed with wide-leg trousers and jumpsuits. Prints, including paisleys and florals, are also key for the label this autumn and shift dresses are selling well. Glamorous has also produced more embellished pieces for autumn with sequin tube dresses and matching jackets for the Christmas party season.
Wholesale prices start at £3.75 for a jersey top and range up to £35 for a heavily embellished dress.
Native Youth – Pure
Native Youth showed its spring 16 womenswear range for the first time at Pure this season. The brand’s second spring range for women built on the success of previous seasons and has increased from 40 styles to 60. Khaki and denim feature heavily and standout pieces include a wide-leg jumpsuit and a white bouclé shorts and crop top co-ord set. The brand also plans on adding hats and accessories to the line later this season.
Wholesale prices start at £6.66 for a jersey crop top and range up to £25 for a lightweight jacket.
0207 739 7620
United Nude – Pure
Drapers Footwear Award-winning brand United Nude has focused on metallics for spring 16. Gold and silver loafers and slide sandals are paired with more neutral trainers with metallic detailing. Neon bright shades of orange and yellow pop against navy and black across sandals and slip-ons. Standout pieces from the collection include the stilettos with perspex heels in black-and-purple and nude-and-clear colourways.
Wholesale prices start at £32 for slide sandals and go up to £128 for high-heeled sandals.
Set – Scoop
This German brand is now seven years old and will be stocked in Harrods for the first time from mid-August. For spring 16, a 1970s theme is apparent throughout, including a 70% viscose, 30% silk lightweight paisley print jacket (£175), a denim top with three-quarter-length flared sleeves (£125) and a denim trench coat (£309). Other pieces include a white tank top and a red dress, both in pure cotton (£155/£169).
Wholesale prices start at £39 for a basic T-shirt and go up to £550 for a leather jacket.
+49 89 3548 1196
Charlotte Sparre – Scoop
This Danish brand is now 20 years old but showed for the first time in the UK at Scoop. The collection is predominantly silk, with some jersey and knitwear included. Items are tagged with stickers to show the print options available, with up to 1,000 per style. Most popular pieces include a Pocahontas-print blue dress (£93), a navy mosaic print dress (£116) and a full-length kaftan in a loose paisley print (£86).
+45 4589 4040
Sainty – Pure
Chinese brand Sainty made its UK trade show debut at Pure and impressed with its quirky designs. The 48-piece collection includes a lightweight polyester jacket with geometric design, a monochrome silk blouse, digital print tops with sheer sleeves and a white animal-print jacket.
Wholesale prices range from £10 for a casual jacket, up to £30 for a 100% silk blouse.
+86 26 52875572
Neon Rose – Pure
With a new design direction for autumn 15, short-order brand Neon Rose impressed with a more grown up, sophisticated aesthetic. A white wrap dress and a white real leather shearling jacket stood out, along with more casual pieces including wide-leg knit trousers. Wholesale prices range from £10 for a T-shirt up to £42.90 for a patchwork real shearling jacket.
Rosemunde – Pure
A core range of feminine silk and lace basics of T-shirts and vests, complemented by more trend-led pieces including a blush jersey top, ensured that Rosemunde stood out at Pure. The Danish brand, which has 80 accounts in the UK, has also introduced a new range of cashmere and modal basics for spring 16.
Wholesale prices range from £13 for a vest up to £70 for a jacket.
020 7012 1420
Cara – Pure
Suede ankle boots were the order of the day at footwear brand Cara, with two particular styles catching Drapers’ eye. One camel-coloured style featured a tassled design (£40), also coming in a stone grey. The brand also showcased a simpler version of the ankle boot. Wholesale prices range from £18 for a sandal up to £64 for an over-the-knee boot.
Riani – Scoop
German brand Riani currently has 52 UK stockists but is looking to increase this number for next year. The spring 16 collection is entitled Jetset Ladies of the 1970s and consists of floral print T-shirts, maxi dresses and trousers in jersey material. Standout pieces include a brightly patterned tweed jacket, which wholesales at £219, and a goat leather dress with button-hole detail (wholesaling at £190).
+49 71819 388425