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Harrogate Fashion Week closes its doors on a successful show

Harrogate Fashion Week closed its doors after a 2-day, record breaking event. Brands exhibiting reported record sales being reached and there was a significant increase in buyers attending.

The Sunday brought in nearly 50% more buyers than last year and the increase on Monday was a phenomenal 75% increase from last July.

The show is no longer a regional event and is now truly on the fashion trade calendar as being the largest exhibition of womenswear clothing brands under one roof, with a substantial amount of special occasion wear showing.

Posted: 12 August 2022

Brand Licensing Europe unveils first live fashion catwalk

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the leading European event for licensing and brand extension, has unveiled the timetable for its first ever live fashion catwalk, with nine inspiring 15-minute shows over the event's three days. BLE takes place 20-22 September at ExCeL London and visitors can register for free online.

To date, attending companies include stalwarts such as Primark, Stradivarius, FASHION UK, George @ Asda, Sainsburys Tu, Next, John Lewis, ASOS, GEMO, and thousands of other leading retailers and manufacturers.

Posted: 8 August 2022

ACID celebrates British IP Day with launch of new ACID IP Charter and new website

ACID, the UK's membership and campaigning organisation for design and IP, marks this year's British IP Day celebrations with the launch of its new ACID IP Charter.

Browse ACID's new look website at www.acid.uk.com

First mooted by ACID and established in 2016 by the Alliance for Intellectual Property, British IP Day is an annual celebration of the role that intellectual property plays in the cultural standing and economic success of the United Kingdom, underpinning innovation and creative excellence.

Posted: 7 July 2022

Pure London announces empowering change theme and keynote speakers

Pure London, the UK's leading trade fashion buying event taking place on 17th – 19th July 2022 at Olympia London, has announced that 'Empowering Change' is the overarching theme for the show, and reveals two exciting retail industry legends as keynote speakers; Ed Burstell and Alan O'Neill will bring their retail leadership and international experience in fashion to the Pure London audience.

On Monday 18th July, retail executive Ed Burstell will discuss fashion expansion, growth and bounce back. His adept leadership of Liberty during his near decade at the department store saw double-digit year-on-year growth driven by a renewed focus on young British designers like Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto, as well as spearheading a host of collaborations with brands like Nike, Barbour, and Levi's, to highlight Liberty's renowned floral prints.

Posted: 30 May 2022

Hyve Group launches fashion podcasts across its portfolio

The Hyve Group plc, organisers of a portfolio of fashion events including Pure London, Pure Origin, Scoop, and Moda at Spring & Autumn Fair, is launching a new fashion podcast, Fashion Questions, to give voice to a powerful network of fashion industry insiders.

Each episode of Fashion Questions will focus on a different question with a different change maker to understand their thoughts on what the answer could be.

A range of experts and retailers are lined up to talk about everything from why we are still talking and not doing when it comes to the circular economy, to why is everyone so crazy about Miu Miu's micro miniskirt?

Posted: 9 May 2022

Scoop celebrates 21st show anniversary; takes place at Olympia West

This July, contemporary designer women's wear show Scoop, celebrates its 21st show anniversary and has announced it will take place at Olympia West, London on the 17th – 19th July.

Under the creative direction of Scoop International founder and MD, Karen Radley, Scoop will showcase the very best premium and ready-to-wear women's and men's clothing, accessory and lifestyle collections.

Looking forward to next year, 12-14th February 2023, Scoop London will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London.

Posted: 8 April 2022

Pure London announces extensive international programme

Pure London, which returns to Olympia London on the 17-19th July, has announced its investment in an extensive International programme.

This incorporates a comprehensive Agent Network in over 30 countries created to make the show the UK's most exciting international fashion event showcasing brands from as far afield as Peru and Australia.

With governments in many markets using events to drive exports post-pandemic, the new international team is also securing subsidies from key countries including France and Poland to bolster its international brand offering.

Posted: 7 April 2022

Bira launches new trading platform Neartoo to help indies recover from pandemic

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling on independent retailers to sign up to its new online trading site to help them recover from the pandemic.

The website, which is being launched in February 2022, will provide independent retailers with a new, cost-effective way to sell online, helping them build their presence both locally and nationally.

The UK-wide platform, called Neartoo, is open to all types of retail and will be owned by indies, exclusively for indies, and will operate at significantly lower sales commission than its competitors.

Posted: 12 January 2022

Top Drawer doubles in size

Top Drawer is set to double in size from its AW edition, to take over the whole of Olympia London this coming January.

The destination for creative retail buyers opens its doors on 16th January for its S/S22 edition. With a focus on reinventing your new season edit, Top Drawer promises to help you find something new to excite your customers for 2022.

With safety remaining paramount the team is working closely with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), which is liaising with the government directly on live event guidelines. In line with current government advice and previous event feedback, we have produced an All Secure Standard document which details measures we are implementing to reach our commitments above.

Posted: 6 December 2021