SCOOP GETS OFF TO A FLYING START ON ITS FIRST DAY
The Autumn/Winter 23 edition of contemporary and premium fashion show Scoop, which opened at the Saatchi Gallery today, had a stellar first day with buyers from leading luxury retailers including Harrods, Aria, John Lewis, Square, Hêtre, Sass & Edge, Courtyard, Bod & Ted, Amelie, Agatha Boutique, Pampas Glasgow, Ottiva Boutique, Stanwells, Sue Parkinson, The Block, Domino Style, and many more flocking to the show to discover the latest designers from an exclusively curated edit of over 250 contemporary collections.
Uniting design, fashion, and art within immersive galleries, visitors were greeted by magnificent floral displays and welcome staff dressed in vibrant floral printed pyjama sets designed by newly launched fashion business Endless Love Affair and cashmere jumpers by Absolut Cashmere. With the season’s theme centred around the world of tarot and the exploration of fantasy and symbolism evoked by beautiful fashion, buyers were inspired by Scoop’s exclusive artwork displayed throughout the gallery and many enjoyed having their tarot cards read.
Commenting on the first day’s success, Scoop founder Karen Radley said, “The galleries were bustling with buyers as soon as we opened, it has been an astronomical first day. The edit of designers has been very well-received and, as always, it has been wonderful to see so many familiar faces from leading retailers and luxury independent boutiques across the UK and Europe.”
Julia Aitken from Stanwells Lymington commented; “It’s great being back at Scoop, I have bought some new designers and very excited to have found a new ethical brand. The whole vibe at Scoop is completely different this season in a brilliant way. It’s been great to meet our suppliers and also see other retailers.
Michelle Quinn from Abiti Womenswear, Leicester said; “I loved the walk up to Scoop, loved the flowers and the red carpet. So happy to be back, such a pleasurable surround and vibe. I found some new brands including D.A.T.E, Brodie Cashmere, Rino & Pelle, HIGH, and many more. I am excited to revisit next season.”
Roberta and Carl Jacklin from Agatha Boutique, Lincoln added, “So nice to be back at the Saatchi Gallery, have found some newness and fresh brands. The quality and level of designers is really high. We found Mos Mosh Womenswear, Noella, WuShu and MolliOlli. It was nice to catch up and see Inwear and Toolally. The tarot reading was a lovely touch.”
Commenting on a great show, Nicky Medoza from Rose & Lyons in Somerset said, “I ordered from my existing brands but also discovered some great new ones for my store. Totally fell in love with Eribe and found some great news shoes and slippers. It’s an inspiring show.”
Premium couture designers debuting at Scoop included a new ready to wear collection by Italian designer Diego Lazzaroni, and French haute couture by Launart introducing a modern line blurring the boundaries between vintage and modernity and exclusively made in its own Parisian Haute Couture Atelier. Another popular highlight was the collaboration between Italian womenswear designer HIGH and the Royal College of Art.
Bringing together sought-after contemporary womenswear, jewellery, footwear, accessories, lingerie, swimwear, menswear and a host of new designers making their debut during this Autumn/Winter 2023 edition, Scoop’s exclusive showcase also included Tandem, byTiMO, MoEa, Nordic Glow, Le Bonnet, Hanro, Signal, Les Racines du Ciel, Meme Road, NotShy, BRGN, Ivy Copenhagen, Eberjey, Beyond by Vera, Wolford, Promise, Peachaus, Eribe, Gaston Luga, Dedicated, Sirens, Carre, Ines de la Fressange, Transit, Oofwear, Weill, Scotch & Soda, Twinset, Idano, Dom Gur, The Hoop Station, A.Kjaerdbede, Anna & Nina, as well as menswear from Hackett, North Sails, Pepe Jeans, DKNY, Kinross, KnowledgeCotton, Dr Denim, and many more all making the first day at Scoop unforgettable.
Nicola Jones and Ruth Taylor from Endless Love Affair said; “We are launching our new brand Endless Love Affair at Scoop and have had an amazing response, opened our first few accounts on the first morning. Buyers have loved the colour and prints.”
Kristan Burti from Lisa Todd said; “We are energised, optimistic and incredibly excited. We’ve met several stores and buyers. The show is bright and beautiful, the energy is really strong.”
Bernadet Christelle from Khaiden Bijoux added; “It’s been a really good day for me. I’ve taken two large orders from high end retailers and there has been a lot of interest from others.”
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Scoop is renowned internationally for its exclusive presentation and expertly curated edit of fashion designers and labels from the UK and the rest of the world, many of whom select the show as their launch pad.
The contemporary designer womenswear trade show launched in 2011. Karen Radley, Founder and Managing Director of Scoop, has had an extensive and multi-faceted career in the fashion industry spanning the manufacturing, retail and design sectors, and personally curates the show to ensure exclusivity remains at its heart.
Recognised by designers, fashion buyers and industry experts as the UK’s leading fashion trade show, Scoop is an exclusive edit of sought-after fashion collections and emerging international designers, many of whom select Scoop as their only trade platform.
With an impressive line-up of the finest premium collections, Scoop is famed for its unique aesthetic. Carefully curating over 250 designer labels around outstanding works of contemporary art, Scoop offers visitors a unique and bespoke buying environment to discover a host of the new season collections.
Welcoming premium independents and department stores from across the globe, visitors to Scoop have included Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Bergdorf Goodman, Galeries Lafayette, Fenwick, Brown Thomas, John Lewis, Voisins, Harvey Nichols, La Rinascente, Selfridges, Neiman Marcus, Beymen, Penelope, Printemps and Le Bon Marche, as well as independent boutiques such as Bernard’s, Aria, Found, Iris, Jules B, and Courtyard.