Industry insider’s share their thoughts.
Spring is key for Forever Unique (autumn 13, pictured) as there are lots of events taking place such as races and weddings. We plan to buy in line with the major trends of the season such as eye-popping saturated brights, bold exotic prints and geometric details. We’ll also be expanding our separates collection
to include more everyday pieces.
Celebrity festival fashion is the trend we’ll focus on for spring 14 at Own The Runway. From cool LA vibes at Coachella to grunge at Glastonbury, there are always so many diverse styles on show. We predict the midriff top and denim shorts (Own The Runway spring 13, pictured) are here to stay for next season and we’ll be buying into this trend. We’ll also look at expanding our multi-brand offering.
At Quiz we always do really well in summer with our prom and wedding guest collections. We’ll be extending our range of floor-sweeping maxis and cute party dresses (spring 13, pictured) to suit all ages. In line with spring 14 trends, we’ll be giving a nod to candy colours and babydoll shapes in lace.
I’m looking forward to the return of British manufacturing for well made, fairly priced, elegant basics. While we have UK production of show-stopping pieces down to a tee, it’s still quite difficult to buy a truly British-made, elegant essential. We’re doing everything we can to change that, including through our own British-made brand Purposeful Activity (pictured).