Industry insider’s share their thoughts.
As a one-stop shop for the big US denim brands, my team and I always visit Coterie (pictured) in New York. The offer is enormous, with a strong mix of established labels and emerging talent, and it’s a real authority in the casualwear industry.
When visiting Première Classe in Paris (pictured), I’m looking for originality – a unique product and an innovative display – which can be spotted very easily in an environment which can be quite generic. I’ll find a gem every now and then and it’s really exciting when this happens.
Must-visit shows for me are Scoop (pictured), Pure London, Who’s Next and Bread & Butter. These shows all represent different aspects of my business and as I’m always on the lookout for something new, where better places to source interesting collections? It’s also a good opportunity to catch up with some old faces and compare notes.
Pure London (pictured) is my most obvious choice as there is such variety – it’s a good start to get a grasp on any emerging trends. Who’s Next in Paris is a favourite as it gives me a chance to discover small labels not yet available in the UK. Plus the European winter season does differ and I like to think I have the option to offer this to my customers. White in Milan is another favourite.