Margin London x IFF Tokyo Exchange Programme +

Margin is still the only UK event exclusively running an exchange programme with IFF, Tokyo’s largest fashion trade event.

Confirmed exhibitors at the August 2013 edition of Margin, which takes place on the 4th & 5th, are able to apply to exhibit free of charge at the IFF show in Tokyo from the 17th to 19th July 2013.

Applications to take part in the long-standing exchange program are now open. Brands wishing to apply for the exchange should get in touch for the Application Form and Application procedure.

Successful applicants, selected by the show curators at Senken Shimbun, receive a free booth at the IFF show, in the Creator’s Village area, which includes 3 rails or shelves, walling, lighting, table & chairs, as well as a shared interpreter to translate. Exhibitors are responsible for their own travel & accommodation costs.

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you! IFF was great for us, we met buyers, distributors and agents which we would have probably never had the opportunity to cross paths with. Thank you so much for organising this.” Isy & Peeps

Iff Tokyo x Margin London Trade show Exchange Programme

“I enjoyed the whole experience at Margin and the exchange program it provides. Margin provides a really good platform for young up-and-coming designers.” Judy Wu

Organised by leading Japanese fashion industry publisher Senken Shimbun (like Drapers, but bigger; they publish a newspaper daily as well as monthly magazines), the International Fashion Fair (IFF) is the largest trade exhibition in Japan, with 800 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors. The majority of exhibiting brands are naturally Japanese alongside international brands such as February, Happy Socks, and Alpha Industries, exhibiting in the Creator’s Village area for directional labels, looking to meet with Japanese buyers.

Senken Shimbun have regularly visited to report on Margin since the shows started in 2002 and selected Margin as the only UK event to take part in the exchange programme based on the directional offering of fresh talent and new labels.

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Iff Tokyo x Margin London Trade show Exchange Programme

TheCoolFashion + MARGIN LONDON MOVES TO OLYMPIA!

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TheCoolFashion Margin Moves to Olympia

Drapers + Trade show Margin moves from Mayfair to Olympia

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Trade show Margin moves from Mayfair to Olympia  25 March 2013 | By Victoria Gallagher  Young fashion trade show Margin is relocating to Olympia, after many years in Mayfair, to make it easier for buyers to get to and from the show.  The decision to relocate was taken after a survey of buyers revealed a preference for the show to coincide with womenswear show Pure. As a result, Margin will run from August 4-5, and will be held at the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia Hotel, just five minutes from Pure.  Previously Margin was held at different points throughout August, and was dropped entirely last year because of the Olympics.  Show organiser Odysseas Constantine said: “We’re excited at the move to make the life of visitors easier, as well as the additional floorspace we’ll have to play with to fill with great new designers and brands.”  Constantine said the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia will provide Margin with 4,689 sq ft exhibition space compared to the previous venue which was 3,336 sq ft.   He added: “The move will add an additional 1,353 sq ft to the show, which will allow room for more new designers to take part in Margin as well as larger space configurations.”  Buyers have already responded positively to the move.  Maria Telford, owner and buyer of young fashion indie Eternal Envy in Heaton Moor, said “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.”

Sportswear International + Margin London moves to Olympia

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Sportswear International Margin London Moves To Olympia

FashionUnited + Margin London Moves to Olympia

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Margin, the longest-running independent fashion trade exhibition, is back on the 4th & 5th of August 2013 to provide a much-needed platform for new brands launching for the first time.  New for August, Margin is moving to a new venue, that is more convenient for buyers & press as well as being larger.  Margin has been based in Mayfair for many years but, with no consistent show dateline for August (all London shows are taking place on different dates), Margin surveyed their database of buyers to ask them what dates they should place Margin on.  The overwhelming response was that Margin should take place on the same dates as Pure at the Olympia Exhibition Centre.  To make the life of buyers & press easier, Margin is moving to the Westminster Suite, at the Hilton London Olympia Hotel, to which visitors will be able to make the 5 minute walk from Pure, without having to take taxis or public transport to visit the show.  "We're excited at the move to make the life of visitors easier, as well as the additional floorspace we'll have to play with to fill with great new designers & brands" said Odysseas Constantine, the organiser of Margin London.  Buyers have already responded positively to the move. Maria Telford, the owner and buyer of independent boutique Eternal Envy in Heaton Moor, said "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."  The owner of Eden in Edinburgh, Ruth George, added "Great news about Margin! The venue move will allow me to fit more buying into my London visit in August".  The 24th edition of Margin London will take place on the 4th & 5th of August 2013 at the Westminster Suite in the Hilton London Olympia Hotel.  For information about visiting or exhibiting, contact Margin at www.margin.tv/contact or subscribe to the mailing list at www.margin.tv/subscribe

Margin is Moving! New Margin Venue for August 2013 +

New Venue for Margin London August 2013 Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition Olympia

We’re excited to announce that Margin is moving to a new venue, that is more convenient for buyers & press as well as being larger.

Margin has been based in Mayfair for many years but, with no consistent show dateline for August (all London shows are taking place on different dates), we surveyed our database of buyers to ask them what dates we should place Margin on.

The overwhelming response was that Margin should take place on the same dates as Pure at the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

So to make the life of buyers & press easier, Margin is moving to the Westminster Suite, at the Hilton London Olympia Hotel, to which visitors will be able to make the 5 minute walk from Pure to Margin without having to take taxis or public transport to visit the show.

We’re excited at the move as well as the additional floorspace we’ll have to play with and fill with great new designers & brands.

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Drapers + Margin Feb 2013 Show Report

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Drapers + Margin Feb 2013 Show Report + Men's and women's directional show Margin returned for this autumn 13 edition after skipping spring 13 to avoid a clash with the Olympics. The show, which took place at the Music Room on London's South Molton Lane on February 10 and 11, showcased a more edited offer this season yet still served up plenty of new brands.

Sportswear International + Show Report: Margin

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13 FEB. 2013 SHOW REPORT: MARGIN Margin (10-11 Feb.) returned to the London trade show circuit after a season’s absence, a break brought about by the awkward timing of the summer Olympics. Held at The Music Room on South Molton Lane in central London, the comeback event focused on young labels exclusively.  “Margin’s main premise has always been to offer start-up labels an affordable platform, but as from this season we will set out to introduce buyers to even fresher names, many of which present their first ever collections,” said show organiser Odysseas Constantine.     Newbie DaDa Underwear was conceived to make the process of buying boxers fun, as opposed to a tedious chore. Crafted from ethically produced bamboo fibre, the briefs and trunks that form part of the collection come in an array of fresh colours, often with contrasting waistbands. Equally light-hearted in style, Netty Ratti offered a selection of tops featuring motifs fashioned from expertly applied cross-stitching. Korean streetwear label Drink Beer Save Water also focused its efforts on less traditional tee adornments – each print has been fitted with an extra little feature; the simple “Pen” print, for instance, doubles up as a penholder, while another top transforms entirely with a few tugs to become a tote bag.     Young in feel but high-end in execution, Mona Mara’s British-made jewellery line impressed. Pedant motifs ranged from London cityscapes to cats and keys, and the designs are available in either solid sterling silver or gold plated varieties. London Based name Klushka presented its third collection this season, focusing on hand-printed pieces such as oversized tees and slouchy dresses.     Margin is a small-scale show, but despite its far from sprawling format, it fills an important gap in the trade show landscape. Its renewed focus to only showcase the youngest of the young will allow for a new mix of labels every season. Emma Holmqvist

 

Ms Castro on a Motorbike + Margin – A London Show to Discover New Talent

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The dictionary defines a ‘Margin’ as: The edge or border of something. It’s fitting then that this is also the name of London’s longest running independent fashion trade event, renowned for seeking out the hot new design talent currently teetering on the edge of the fashion industry, and launching it headfirst into the playing field.  Hidden away in an intimate showroom exhibition space just off London’s high profile Bond Street, this year’s Margin event introduced a host of new brands and directional, fresh designers from as far as Japan and as near as Bethnal Green, all of whom are currently making their debut on the UK fashion scene.  Space is limited, so only brands with a clear directional edge and something new to offer are invited to exhibit. The result? Visitors are guaranteed a sneak preview into the forefront of the latest quirky boutique-driven street wear collections.    More encouraging still, Margin 2013 demonstrated the growing conscience of the fashion industry, with a handful of emerging brands with impressive ethical production morals. 
First up is Printmonkey London, a fresh faced, Shoreditch-based t-shirt label with a love of graphic design and a goal to make ‘wearable art’ for men and women. Inspired by street art, “hidden back-street treasures, and the diverse style of the people around them,” not only are Printmonkey’s ethereal designs contemporary and hip, but the brand also operates fair-trade practices in every aspect of production.    From Shoreditch to Sri Lanka, next on the moral compass is DaDa Underwear, created with the intention of making the generic men’s underwear industry more interesting, more ethically conscious and sustainable. How? By “using art, bamboo, recycled paper and empowerment.” Not only is the underwear – which comes in three styles Trunk, Shorty and Retro – manufactured ethically using (amazingly soft and light) refined bamboo yarn, the team are also working to empower local Sri Lankans, taking them from challenging situations, teaching them how to sew and providing them with a livelihood that enables them to sustain on their own.    Last but not least is the beautiful debut collection of embroidered t-shirts and jumpers by up-and-coming young design house Netty Ratti. Launching the fledgling label off the back of 10 years of creative industry experience, Netty Ratti’s unique cross-stitched tops are “inspired by tattoos and creatures.” And the cherry on the proverbial cake? All products are made using materials sourced from ethical suppliers and designers, and production and finishing is carried out locally by people in Manchester.    Also of significant mention amongst the shows creative niche labels this year was Rory Hutton, whose quirky yet beautifully handcrafted bowties place a strong emphasis on tradition while at the same time aiming to reinvent a classic wardrobe staple inspired by the spirit of British eccentricity. The gorgeous pieces have already been snapped up by Fortnum & Mason. Watch this space, people!    Margin 2013 also saw Chinese import Judy Wu bringing her fledgling collection to London at last, with a stylish brand blending her Chinese roots with a darker, more modern and edgy rock and roll flavour to suit strong yet feminine women.

Exclusive + Dudes Factory at Margin London

Dudes Factory, Berlin’s premier location for art-focused streetwear, is proud to release its first wholesale collection.

Exhibiting exclusively at Margin London, this collection is comprised of a selection of the best-selling illustrations Dudes Factory’s most popular artist the infamous French illustrator McBess. He has been a part of the Dudes Factory story since the label was launched in 2010 by two friends who shared an ambition to create a brand offering high quality art and illustration. The resulting range of unique products offer an alternative to the trend directed brands typical of mainstream streetwear.

See the range at Margin on the 10th & 11th February 2013.

Dudes Factory at Margin London

Dudes Factory at Margin London

Dudes Factory at Margin London