Margin is the longest-running,
and only, independent fashion trade show in London, which has been providing an affordable platform for new, young and emerging brands since starting in 2002. The 24th edition of Margin opens on the 4th & 5th of August at their new location in Olympia.
Without a clear dateline for August, as all events were scattered throughout the calendar, and following a survey of buyers and press, who expressed an overwhelming preference that Margin should take place at the same time as Pure, Margin is moving to the Westminster Suite in the Hilton London Olympia, to which visitors will be able to make the 5 minute walk from the Olympia Exhibition Centre without having to take taxis or public transport to visit the show.
The move has been unanimously praised by stores including Eden in Edinburgh who said "Great news about Margin! The venue move will allow me to fit more buying into my London visit in August" and indie womenswear boutique Eternal Envy in Heaton Moor who added "we're delighted with the move Margin are making to Olympia. As stalwart supporters of such a great trade show, we're looking forward to the increased space too, to fit in even more fab designers."
Margin London is an edited trade show which handpicks the best new brands launching for the season so buyers don't have to waste time browsing large exhibition halls to hunt out exciting new brands to offer their shoppers something fresh. Margin curates the show to present the edit of the season from new, young and emerging UK and international brands, offering menswear, womenswear, accessories, designerwear, or streetwear.
Debuts for August 2013 include UK and international brands with men's, women's and children's clothing, swimwear, footwear, headwear, bags, watches, and jewellery.
Brand new international labels will be making their debut at the show including Wrong Weather, Itsie Bitsie, Schmatta, Dream Nation, Romy Rory, Sanjo, Os Burgueses, Bijouxellery, Lecicale, Stars & Tart, and T-Republic, alongside many UK debuts such as Cut Out Girls, Cheek LDN, Thfkdlf, Taschka, Holly & Ruby, Ink Apparel, Clon8, Jeanne & Jane, Afonteyne, and Seven Lives.
Alongside the new launches that Margin is well known for, many previous exhibitors are returning to showcase their latest ranges at the show in August 2013, including Get Cutie, The Illustrated Mind, Out of Print, Violette Room, Funkrush, PalmerCash, Fanpac, D4Discus, C Grand London, Fairytales & Hidden Notes, and Karim Maher (who has recently renamed his menswear brand which previously launched at Margin under the brand name Beik).
Since the first edition in 2002, Margin has introduced many new brands to stores looking for a point of difference from the High Street, and can lay claim to launching Sugarhill Boutique, Lazy Oaf, Ruby Rocks, My Yard, Long, Ashley Marc Hovelle, Rum Knuckles, King, Supremebeing, and Emily & Fin, to name a very few.
Margin has also consistently been the jumping-off point for international brands looking to introduce their ranges to the UK and European market, such as Upper Playground, Gentle Fawn, Ayame Socks, Loreak Mendian, Camo, Diamond Supply Co, and Stereo Sound Agency, who all made their UK tradeshow debuts at Margin London.
The 24th edition of Margin London takes place on the 4th & 5th August 2013 at the new venue of the Hilton Olympia, next to Kensington Olympia Tube and train staion.
Margin is a trade event for industry only. For information about visiting, contact Margin at www.margin.tv/contact or subscribe to the mailing list at www.margin.tv/subscribe.