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REGULARS & FEATURES — 05 EDITOR’S COMMENT — 06 NEWS — 10 THE EDGE — 12 INTERVIEW — 16 RETAIL — 20 PREVIEW — 58 THE INSIDER — 62 IN THEIR SHOES —
ACCESSORIES — 23 UPDATE — 24 STYLE FILE — 25 ON TREND — 26 PRODUCT — 29 PREVIEW — 40 PREVIEW — 42 BTAA —
FOOTWEAR — 45 UPDATE — 46 STYLE FILE — 47 ON TREND — 48 PREVIEW — 50 REPORT — 51 PREVIEW — 52 PREVIEW — 54 RETAIL — 56 PREVIEW —
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CELEBRATING IN UNION AS THE LAST OF THE JUBILEE BUNTING IS PACKED AWAY, THE INDUSTRY HAS A BRIEF RESPITE FROM THE ONSLAUGHT OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE PATRIOTISM THIS MONTH AHEAD OF THE OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY ON 27 JULY.
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MIXED REACTION TO PORTAS PILOTS Following the announcement of the 12 Portas Pilot towns, opinion within communities is divided as to how the scheme will benefit local businesses.
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Kate Hardcastle Retail consultant and founding partner, Insight with Passion AS A LEADING COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL EXPERT, KATE HARDCASTLE HAS BEEN ADVISING BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES AND SECTORS ON HOW TO TURN AROUND THEIR FORTUNES, AND IS OFTEN DUBBED THE “QUEEN OF CUSTOMER SERVICE”. ISABELLA GRIFFITHS GETS THE LOWDOWN ON HARDCASTLE’S VIEW OF THE CURRENT RETAIL LANDSCAPE.
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Displays of support Patriotism was prevalent throughout the industry last month as stores decked out their window displays in celebration of all things British. FE was out in force over the Diamond Jubilee weekend to round up some of the best royal window displays.
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BERNARD BOUTIQUE, Esher, Surrey TED BAKER, Oxford Street HARVEY NICHOLS, Knightsbridge
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A FRESH SEASON OF INSPIRATION AT THE BIGGEST EVENT ON THE UK FASHION CALENDAR 12-14 August, NEC Birmingham The UK’s most essential fashion trade show is gearing up for its biggest summer so far, with an unbeatable line-up boosted by brand new launches and international names taking part in the exhibition for the first time.
Moda’s catwalk shows cover fashion, evening & occasionwear and lingerie & swimwear, while key accessories and footwear trends for women are highlighted across all three shows.
With Sunday 12 August marking the opening of the UK’s biggest fashion event and closing of the Olympics, Moda will be celebrating Britain’s most momentous summer season with a party not to be missed! Visitors and exhibitors are invited to join the celebrations from the close of the show at 6pm.
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SCOOP More than 200 contemporary and directional labels will be in attendance when Scoop International returns to the iconic surroundings of London’s Saatchi Gallery on 8-10 July. A prime buying destination on the international fashion calendar, the show offers a handpicked selection of the best in contemporary womenswear, footwear, accessories and lifestyle products. Natalie Dawson takes a look at some of the new faces and returning favourites.
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ACCESSORIES IT’S PLAYTIME This season sees handbag label Nica evolve with the introduction of its new Play collection, designed for weekends away and life on the move.
ACCESSORIES COLLECTION NEWS CHARM NECKLACES IN-SEASON TRENDS IN ACCESSORIES
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CAPITAL GAINS All roads lead to London for accessories label Nadia Minkoff this season as the brand celebrates its British heritage with designs in handbags and jewellery inspired by its native city.
CHARM OFFENSIVE After the spring trend for tribal-inspired jewellery and chunkier pieces, summer sees a change of pace with delicate pendant designs complete with quirky charms inspired by nature. FE takes a look over some of our key styles, all available to get in-store now. —
TREND SPOTTING Natalie Dawson takes a look at the key a/w 12 catwalk trends shaping the accessories market this season.
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Chic 1-3 JULY RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY This month sees accessories exhibition Chic return to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, playing host to brands across the full spectrum of the industry from luggage and handbags to jewellery and scarves. FE takes a look ahead at some of the collections to watch out for.
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FIRST LOOK AT MODA
Making its Moda debut, handbag label Hobo unveils a new collection of leathers for the new season. Distributed through Mojo Agencies in the UK, the family-run US label introduces a more structured and professional range in a high-gloss smooth finish while staying true to its style roots with its Essential collection, which comprises styles in the brand’s signature vintage leather. www.hobobags.com
Debuting in the UK this year, Danish label Sence uncovers a range of jewellery at Moda Accessories, targeting the young fashion market. Crafted from semi-precious stones and comprising styles in both metals and leather, the collection takes inspiration from its Scandinavian roots while carving out its own identity as a directional brand. www.sencecopenhagen.com
Moda regular Pia Rossini returns to the exhibition with a range of scarves, gloves and hats as well as a new spring knit collection for 2013. Drawing inspiration from a feminine pastel palette, the new addition comprises an extensive collection of spring scarves in soft fabrics and seasonal prints, while the brand’s core offer ranges from light cotton to shearling in a vast array of on-trend colours and prints. www.piarossini.com
MODA ACCESSORIES WILL BRING TOGETHER A DIVERSE SELECTION OF BRANDS NEXT MONTH IN THE WIDER SETTING OF THE UK’S LARGEST FASHION EXHIBITION. FE TAKES A LOOK AHEAD AT THE EXHIBITION, TAKING PLACE ON 12-14 AUGUST AT BIRMINGHAM’S NEC, AND HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE KEY LABELS TO WATCH OUT FOR.
Combining innovative design with timeless shapes, leather label Ashwood targets the modern gentleman with its range of leather bags and accessories. Because the brand crafts products from selected tanned hides, each piece retains its natural and individual character, which contrasts with the label’s sharper, tailored silhouettes. www.ashwoodleather.co.uk
Now in its fourth year, handbag label Gabriella has grown with Moda Accessories since its debut in 2008 and, this season, the brand enters new territory with its vibrant colour palette. Burnt orange, mustard, red and fuchsia sit alongside super-luxe reptile prints, while shapes include slouch bucket bags, lady-like totes and structured formal styles. www.gabriellahandbags.com
British accessories label Smith & Canova returns to Moda with its latest collection of leather bags for both men and women. The brand also unveils the latest collection from its sister label Claudia Canova, revealing an extensive range of on-trend styles in synthetic finishes. www.smithandcanova.co.uk
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New York accessories label Built crosses the Atlantic this month, arriving on the UK accessories scene with an extensive portfolio of product lines. Distributed exclusively in the UK through London-based Forma House, Built offers a range of cases for laptops, e-readers and cameras alongside its City collection (pictured), which comprises bags and cases in a durable, coated canvas. Styles are available for both men and women, and certain lines in the range are designed specifically with Apple or Kindle products in mind. www.builtny.com —
THE NEW SEASON STARTS WITH
Your essential guide to the s/s 13 shows and more in the August issue of FE Exhibition previews Brand news Business advice Opinions
FOOTWEAR HIGH FIVE Footwear label Hush Puppies launches new men’s range Five for s/s 13, aligning its quintessential style and values with the performance and comfort of a Vibram outsole.
FOOTWEAR COLLECTION NEWS MEN’S BOAT SHOES FIRST LOOK AT MODA FOOTWEAR
FLIP BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN
FN PLATFORM AT MAGIC
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Having established a global presence in 49 countries over the past 10 years, Jeffrey Campbell is strengthening its UK presence this month with the appointment of Laceys Footwear as its official distributor.
TOP DECK A timeless summer classic, the boat shoe makes a welcome return for s/s 12. Look out for suede and leather designs and colour contrast panels as FE picks a few of our favourite styles available to get in-store now. —
FIRST LOOK AT MODA
Beach lifestyle label Timezone unveils its latest collection this season as part of Flip, the event’s new urban street and action sport extension. Established in Berlin in 1993, the street and sportswear label targets “real people in every timezone” with its range of apparel and footwear for men and women. The men’s range sees chukka boots play a key role with contrast colour detailing for laces and soles, while the women’s footwear collection focuses on wedges for the new season. www.timezone.de
Men’s footwear label Base London returns to Moda Footwear with its new Live Life collection and marketing campaign for the new season. Designed to capture the core elements of sociability, fun and energy, which inspire the brand’s design, the latest range features shoe and boot silhouettes in a seasonal colour palette of deep blue and sand. www.baselondon.com
Apparel and footwear label Mistral arrives at Moda this season with a range of men’s and women’s shoes designed for an active lifestyle. With its roots in surf and sailing culture, the Swiss brand focuses on stonewashed and dyed leather and suede finishes for s/s 13 in a colour palette of rainbow hues, Hawaiian prints and natural shades. www.mistral.com
MODA FOOTWEAR BRINGS TOGETHER A DIVERSE RANGE OF S/S 13 COLLECTIONS AT BIRMINGHAM’S NEC ON 12-14 AUGUST. FE TAKES AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AHEAD AT THE BRANDS TO WATCH OUT FOR.
Moda debutante Panama Jack unveils its s/s 13 collection this season, revealing a selection of sandals, loafers, clogs and boots designed to celebrate the pleasure of walking across all terrains. The Spanish label remains true to its manufacturing roots for the new season, which see its products handmade at its Alicante workshop, as they have been for the past 20 years. www.panamajack.es
Danish men’s label Jack & Jones steps up its footwear offer this season, unveiling its comprehensive s/s 13 shoe offer at Moda Footwear. Comprising the brand’s three core lines – Intelligence, Vintage and Premium (pictured) – each story reflects the label’s core, vintage and smarter wear style values accordingly. New to Moda, the brand is targeting a mix of apparel and footwear independents with its on-trend offer of summer footwear. www.bestseller.com
New exhibitor Animal joins Moda in the Flip arena, showcasing a range of design-led sportswear and footwear inspired by surfing culture. S/s 13 sees the brand focus on skate shoe and flip-flop silhouettes for both men and women. www.animal.co.uk
Doing it for the kids’ sector With competition from supermarkets and multiples at an all-time high in the children’s footwear sector, brands are upping their game with regards to the support they offer to retailers. Christina Williams caught up with some of the industry’s key labels to find out how they are doing everything they can to assist stockists during tough times.
First Flip Launching this August at the NEC Birmingham, Flip aims to become the new national trade show for urban and active sport lifestyle apparel and footwear. FE takes a look at the debut edition and the brands taking part.
BREAD & BUTTER A MIX OF YOUNG FASHION, CONTEMPORARY, DENIM, STREET AND LIFESTYLE LABELS WILL ONCE AGAIN COME TOGETHER AT TEMPELHOF AIRPORT FOR BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN ON 4-6 JULY. NATALIE DAWSON TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT THIS SEASON’S SHOW HAS TO OFFER.
TOAD IN THE HOLE — When former professional golfer Drage Thompson spotted a gap in the market for a contemporary footwear store in Chesterfield, his would-be venture turned out to be a proverbial hole-in-one, as Christina Williams found out.
“Times have changed considerably throughout the recession, making it virtually impossible to stock brands that don’t sell well in volume; we have
narrowed the brand offering over the years and bought heavily across them.”
FN Platform at Magic TAKING PLACE IN THE VIBRANT SETTING OF THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTRE, TRADE EXHIBITION MAGIC BRINGS TOGETHER BRANDS ACROSS THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S APPAREL INDUSTRY. FE LOOKS AHEAD AT SOME OF THE LABELS TO WATCH AT FN PLATFORM, THE SHOW’S DEDICATED FOOTWEAR ARENA.
TO DIE FOR
Menswear buyer Tim Wolstenholme explains why footwear and accessories are a key focus for apparel retailers as they approach s/s 13.
Sam Brightmore, owner of lifestyle boutique Bottega in Tarporley, Cheshire, selects her favourite items she cannot live without.
The art of fashion
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THE BIG QUESTION We reveal the personality behind the industry
WHAT SUPERPOWER DO YOU WISH YOU POSSESSED?
To influence with the power of thought so that the Prime Minister would ban the online sale of children’s shoes and the NHS would fund the Society of Shoefitters.
To be able to teleport myself from one location to another; it would save time, make me weatherproof and go easy on my heels.
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To control the weather to ensure our marketing campaigns are relevant – it’s so frustrating running a high-summer campaign when it’s six degrees and raining.
To see into the future so I’d know what the trends are to move the business on accordingly.
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