10th & 11th FEB 2013 +
With the London 2012 Olympics taking place on the traditional tradeshow dates in August, we’ve decided to skip a season + We celebrated 10 Years of Margin in February 2012, which distinguishes the show as the longest-running independent trade event in London, so we feel we’ve justifiably earned a season’s break after devoting 10 years to bringing new & emerging brands together with buyers & press +
Margin is known globally for providing an affordable platform for new, young & emerging brands & designers, but, as the exhibition showcases both men’s and women’s collections, we know from talking to stores that not all the relevant buyers will be in London for one particular date + Many international buyers have planned to visit different London events on different dates for different men’s or women’s events + This means there isn’t a prime calendar slot to give new & emerging designers the best opportunity to meet with as many of these stores as possible this season + We’re being realistic to help new & young designers save their exhibition budget for a stronger debut on a prime dateline +
We’re taking the season break to concentrate on other ongoing projects that are demanding more time and attention but we’ll be back in February 2013 when the London show dates are back to normal and all UK & international buyers & press will be in London at the same time to give new & emerging brands the best possible debut +
See you in February 2013 and in the meantime enjoy the Olympics and the sun (should he decide to put his hat on) +
The longest-running independent fashion trade event in London, Margin is renowned for presenting a successful launchpad for directional new designers, alongside credible established brands.
With the February 2012 edition marking 10 Years of exhibitions, Margin created a limited-edition book, available to visitors of the recent show, to remember previous events; the iPad version of the printed book is now available for download from the Apple iBookstore.
Featuring interactive albums, the 10 Years of Margin book for iPad contains extensive galleries of photographs from a decade of shows to flick through, including images of previous exhibiting labels who launched at Margin, such as Supremebeing, Lazy Oaf, Dephect, Emily & Fin, Miyson, I Am Five, 1 in a 100, Missmilne, Worn Free, Chateau Roux, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Sugarhill Boutique, King Apparel, Terratag, Famous Forever, and Ruby Rocks, as well as overseas brands who used Margin as their UK launching point including Silas, Upper Playground, OBEY, C1rca, Eastpak Apparel, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Al & Alicia, Nooka, Gama-Go, Mimobots, Double Goose, Stereo Sound Agency, Diamond Supply Co, Urban Originals, and Uzi, amongst many others.
As well as championing new & young fashion brands, Margin has always been involved in promoting new & contemporary art. Graphic designers, graff artists, illustrators, photographers and product designers have been invited to exhibit their work over 10 years of Margin London, including Delta, Shephard Fairey, Insa, Pete Fowler, David Walker, Gemma Correll, and Anthony Zinonos to name a few. Images of their work that was on display at Margin features in the iPad version of the 10 Year book.
For those without an iPad, the book can also be downloaded as a PDF or one of the last remaining hard copies can be ordered for delivery at the Margin website.
To commemorate 10 Years of Margin London, a limited-edition book was produced for visitors to the February 2012 edition +
Download the PDF +
The 10 Year Book is available to download as
a PDF here (46 MB; Windows-users: right-click and select “Save Target As…) +
The 10 Year Book is also available as a free Book for iPad which features extensive galleries of photographs from across the 10 years of shows and you can download the 10 Years of Margin book from the Apple iBookstore here +
Order a copy +
If you would like to order one of the few remaining hard copies of the book, you can do so here by purchasing the book with signed-for delivery & handling for your region via Paypal here +
The iPad version of the 10 Years of Margin Book must be viewed using iBooks 2 on an iPad. iOS 5 is required.
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