Scoop AW20 Round Up: A note from the Editor

Just last week, Scoop celebrated the close of another successful buying season, despite the complications that Storm Ciara threw our way.

Before I begin, I would like to extend my thanks to the designers, buyers and press who braved the wind and rain to attend this season’s edition; no mean feat! Our AW20 edition, hosted in the stunning setting of Old Billingsgate, saw us see in 2020 in true Scoop fashion; with the most exciting collections of the season, an array of beautiful artwork and three days of unmissable buying opportunities.

The February 2020 edition of Scoop saw the already beautiful Old Billingsgate dramatically transformed into the capital’s most exciting fashion destination, with an entirely new take on Scoop’s trademark mix of fashion and art. Rising from the banks of the River Thames just moments from Tower Bridge, this grade two Victorian landmark is undeniably one of London’s architectural gems, and naturally plays host to some of the most prestigious events the UK capital has to offer.

Of course, Scoop is made by the designers it plays host to, and I was personally delighted to welcome back the likes of Self Cinema, Cecilie Copenhagen, Andraab, Scotch & Soda, Tada & Toy, Yolke and many more. Amongst the line-up of established labels, special thanks must go to Malin + Goetz, who expertly scented the show, along with Keds, J&L Studio, Oakwood and Wyse London, for dressing our models and volunteers.
Scoop is also a proud platform to launch new and emerging names, and this season didn’t disappoint. I was thrilled to see Stardust, Poppyfield, Santos Jewellery, Bella Singleton, Lyla Wilde and Cassandra Hone amongst the line-up of up-and-coming talent.

Our raison d'être at Scoop is to create a cross-pollination between all the arts, bringing together cutting-edge design, fashion and art. This season a special installation by Ibizan artist Oliver Merlin brightened the walls of Old Billingsgate, as he aligned with Scoop to support world-renowned wildlife charity The Aspinall Foundation. A specially commissioned piece “Memory of an Elephant” aligning perfectly with our central theme, auctioned during the show with proceeds going to The Aspinall Foundation.

Returning to Scoop this February, it was a pleasure to welcome fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, who was joined by Gary James McQueen and Self Cinema founders, Anthony Rock and Samuel Thomas, to discuss slow fashion, and the inspiration and stories behind the designers’ latest collections.

This leaves me to extend my sincere thanks, once again, to everyone who joined us at Scoop AW20. Despite the storm, the show was a resounding success and I look forward to welcoming you back as we return to the iconic Saatchi Gallery for the SS21 edition. We will be featuring the latest designer interviews, collection previews and fashion updates on The Scoop, as we prepare for our summer edition this July.

Join us at Scoop from 19th - 21st July back at our Chelsea home, The Saatchi Gallery. Apply for a place on the line-up for the SS21 edition.