The fourth edition of premium womenswear show Scoop saw more than 200 directional fashion, accessories, jewellery and lifestyle labels from the UK and Europe converge on the Saatchi Gallery to showcase their spring 13 collections to buyers.
Scoop dedicated a whole area to Belgian designers in the first of a series of ‘Scoop Spotlights’ on fashion-forward European markets, added menswear for the first time, and hosted a Royal College of Art showcase.
This Lyon-based label showcased its signature French styles, including slim trousers where the pocket sits on the seam, a simple top with detachable bow detail and a lightweight blazer.
Wholesale prices are from £17 to £62.
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Handwritten by Tanya Sarne
Spring 13 sees Handwritten by Tanya Sarne adopt a bolder palette, with brighter yet deeper reds, oranges, pinks and purples. Silk and silk georgette and lace are widely used, with relaxed shapes and glamorous, floor-length floaty dresses with pin-tuck detail. Sarne now designs four collections a year. Wholesale prices range from £38 to £120.
Contact: 020 8962 9600
US pop star Gwen Stefani’s label made its UK trade show debut as it prepares to build its presence here. “We’ve had meetings with Selfridges and Harrods, both of which are interested in the spring 13 collection,” said vice-president of sales Michael Berner. Eye-grabbing prints in houndstooth, brush strokes and photo-real images are prominent, in monochrome, lurid pink and orange. Key pieces include a perforated leather jacket. Wholesale prices range from £60 to £400.
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Scoop upped its denim offer with premium US denim brand Bleulab, known for its reversible jeans. Established by designer Carl Jones, the label is intent on growing its UK distribution, where stockists include premium indie Donna Ida. The spring 13 collection includes neon brights and bold prints, with baroque, floral and paisley styles, complemented by a selection of jeans in a more muted palette. Wholesale prices range from £88 to £110.
Contact: 020 7323 6652