Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

MODA PREVIEW 19 Moda has become an integral fashion destination at Spring Fair – check out what’s to come at the show… The UK’s longest standing fashion trade show, Moda, has become an integral fashion destination at Spring Fair with the next edition taking place from 5th – 8th February 2023 at NEC Birmingham. Offering a treasure trove of fashion, Moda expands over two halls and presents a fresh edit with four clearly defined sectors: Womenswear, Footwear, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery & Watch. Carefully curated to inspire and help retailers with their sourcing for the new season, buyers will be able to preview the latest collections from over 300 UK and international leading brands as well as a host of new names. In addition to offering the best in fashion, visitors will also benefit from access to Spring Fair, the UK’s largest and most accessible “shop for shops”. A new vision for discovery and innovation puts the spotlight on the most sought-after products, bright new finds, and industryleading creative thinkers, all under one roof giving retailers unparalleled cross-buying opportunities with seasonal and lifestyle top up edits across home accessories, gifts, stationery, candles, floral, Christmas, and beauty and wellbeing. Alejandra Campos, Event Director, Moda says, “It is a very exciting time in Moda’s history. The consolidation of the integration of Moda into Spring Fair has created a compelling, accessible, and unmissable opportunity for buyers to access the latest ranges, trends and innovations not just in fashion but across the entire lifestyle spectrum. The success of this is clear as the fashion offer expands across the NEC halls. We know that buyers are short for time, so we are providing them with a unique opportunity to find inspiration and source all their products for the new season. From fashion accessories and womenswear to greetings cards, candles and home accessories, here they can find everything they need to create a unique edit for their shop, all under one roof.” Womenswear Renowned for its stunning array of collections, visitors to Moda will discover many of the leading womenswear labels. Look out for the bold brights from Jayley, a collection of sought-after Godske brands including Robell, Tia, Noen, and Fransen, creative and original new designs from One Hundred Stars, the colourful, feminine and sustainable womenswear from Danish brand Soyaconcept, and the new season collections from Saloos, an internationally recognised brand committed to quality, style and comfort since 1995. With decades of fashion experience, the founder of new label Fika has created a slow-process fashion brand working to do better by blending sustainability, community and consciousness. Lighthouse Clothing, the Belfast based coastal leisurewear brand, returns with their style led waterproof clothing for the whole family. Leading Irish fashion brand Jessica Graaf, offers elegant and timeless womenswear created using the finest fabrics and craftsmanship. Renowned for its playful, yet elegant designs and light-hearted prints and high-quality fabrics, Danish brand Soyaconcept will showcase their latest colourful and feminine collections. From the US, visitors will also discover UbU Clothing’s fashionable, fun and versatile travel wear that is reversible, lightweight, packable, and blissfully wrinkle free, thanks to intricate hand pleating and fabric texturing. British brand Cottonreal shows for the first time its extensive range of nightwear and loungewear made from luxury high quality cotton and silk, as well as a new 100% vegan collection. Using only the finest cotton lawns and trimmings has ensured that Cottonreal pyjamas, nightdresses, wraps and robes are stocked in some of the finest department stores and boutiques throughout the world. Footwear As the leading destination for footwear in the UK, MODA welcomes back the industry’s most sought-after brands including Fly London, XTI, Refresh, Carmela, Chatham, Mustang, Alpe, Thomas Blunt, Lunar, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anne Michelle, Top Staka, Lazy Dogz, and many more. Fly London returns to delight buyers with its brilliantly varied CURATED COLLECTIONS IN BRIEF Who: Moda, Where: NEC, Birmingham When: 5th – 8th February, 2023