Art at Margin February 2013 +

Here’s a sneak-peek at some of the art that will be on display at Margin for the February 2013 edition +


ToDryFor Tea Towels in the gallery at Margin LondonToDryFor is an online designer tea-towel boutique collating a cohesive collection of tea-towel designs by various artists. Established in 2008 as a retail website, ToDryFor has since created and produced its own range, commissioning emerging and established artists, illustrators, and even filmmakers to transform the humble tea towel into attention worthy artwork.

Artists who have created designs for the unique tea-towels include Rob Ryan, Gemma Correll, Peskimo, Darling Clementine, Julia Pott, Nicholas John Frith, Ben Javens, Stuart Kolakovic and People Will Always Need Plates, to name a very few.

ToDryFor Tea Towels in the gallery at Margin LondonToDryFor have also branched out into retail with the opening of Comma in Oxford, a retail hub for all things creative.

Most recently ToDryFor has been voted one of the UK’s Coolest Brands for 2012/13 via an independent poll of experts and consumers, all administered by The Centre for Brand Analysis.

Tea towels by ToDryFor will be on display in the gallery area at Margin on the 10th & 11th February 2013.

Alex Foster

Alex Foster Prints at Margin LondonAlex Foster is an illustrator from the seaside town of Margate and currently based in North London. He has worked with a variety of clients on a range of projects from wedding invitations to magazines.

He also runs the illustration-driven clothing brand Get Better where he designs and hand-prints clothing including t shirts, sweaters and tote bags, making illustration and drawing more accessible and wearable.


Alex Foster Prints at Margin London The prints which will be on display at Margin are a variety of projects from university, stills in children’s books, and prints based on films set in London. Alex’s sense of adventure and imagination comes through in his work alongside demonstrating his love for limited colours and screen-printed zine-style images.

Prints by Alex Foster will be on display in the lobby area at Margin on the 10th & 11th February 2013.

EmbraceStyle + Sprayground Touch Down in London Town

Thanks to EmbraceStyle:

Sprayground Touch Down in London Town  Forget the back breaking overpriced designer bags that fray after 2 seasons, and get on the Sprayground train. For true hip hop heads that want to travel in style, comfort and with enough space and compartments for all of your essential bits and bobs: tablet, laptop AND sunglasses. What more does a city-slicking lady need? I, personally, indulged in the little number pictured here straight from the Big Apple aka New Yoooork! My cousin, bless here cottons, traipsed across the city on my behalf during Fashion Week whilst I sought out stockists online - now that is love.  Which makes it my great pleasure to announcement that the art-inspired DBD (David Ben David in case you were wondering) designed creations are landing in London at this months MARGIN to make their European tradeshow debut! I am so excited! They will also be showing their latest collaborated collection with the oh-so talented Mishka.  Celebs like Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Juelz Santana have also been papped rocking the swagger-rific backpacks with an assortment of designs from gold bars, gum balls, The Money Stacks, Hello My Name Is and The Controller (if you go nuts over game boys, this is the back pack for you!). With bubba on the way I may need to cop the latest Leopard Shark Weekender…FIERCE!! Who needs a baby bag when you have #Sprayground?  If you fancy checking out their latest collection take a peek:  WARNING: Like street art these styles are constantly changing each season, so grab one before they gooooo!

FashionUnited + Margin London presents the edit of the season’s debuts

Thanks to FashionUnited:

The independent fashion trade exhibition Margin is back on the 10th & 11th of February 2013 to provide a much-needed platform for many new brands launching for the first time globally.  The summer break created by the Olympics provided an opportunity to rekindle the original concept of the show, started in 2002, which is to provide an affordable platform for new and young labels to meet with buyers and press.  Taking place in Mayfair, Margin has curated an international mix of clothing and accessories brands, most of whom are launching exclusively for the first time globally at the exhibition. Debuts from men's and women's tailoring, designerwear, and streetwear brands will launch at Margin, such as Kaylee Cho, Ours, Sprayground, Judy Wu, Slang, Apipo, K4K, La Cie Vantis, Dada Underwear, Rory Hutton, Evil, and Mona Mara, to name a few.  Previous editions have seen large-name brands accepted to exhibit, such as Obey, Merc, WESC, Loreak Mendian, Gravis, Zoo York, Eastpak, and Kangol to name a few, but the consistent feedback and praise from retailers has been that they visit the intimate showroom event to discover exciting new brands, not established ones.  For February 2013, Margin will present the edit of the best new labels launching this season, all in one place, that add an exclusive point-of-difference to any retail line-up. As well as many UK brands launching at the show, Margin is presenting debuts from Korea, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, and the USA, at the strictly-edited event in February 2013, some of whom are previewed online at

Sportswear International + Preview: Margin London

Thanks to Sportswear International:

Sportswear International Preview: Margin London February 2013

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + Sprayground

Sprayground + Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

With stores as diverse as Nordstrom, Digital Gravel, Patricia Field, and Kitson carrying the range in America, Sprayground are making their European tradeshow debut exclusively at Margin with their distinctive range of art-inspired backpacks, weekenders, and iPad sleeves, all available in a range of great designs, including a collaboration with Mishka.

Read more about Sprayground over at

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + Judy Wu

Judy Wu+ Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

Making her European debut at Margin, Judy Wu combines structural tailoring and pattern-cutting with the finest materials to create a unique collection.

Having studied at Central Saint Martins and worked at House of Holland & Jasmine di Milo, Judy Wu creates elegant womenswear with a rebellious hint of rock’n’roll.

Read more about Judy Wu at

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + OURS

OURS + Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

Making their European debut in February 2013, Margin London is the only show in Europe to see this first season by new Californian brand Ours.

Distributed in the UK by Boy Parker, the range of laidback surf-inspired menswear includes shirts, trousers, shorts, caps, vests, and unique illustrated tees.

Read more about OURS at

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + Slang

Slang + Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

Making their global trade debut at Margin London, Slang from Portugal is a new range of art, music, and skate inspired t-shirts for men and women.

With an attention to detail and a hand-crafted aesthetic, Slang have already collaborated with Casa da Musica in Porto, their hometown, alongside their evolving range of limited-edition designs.

Read more about Slang at

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + Less

Less Clothing + Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

Making their tradeshow debut at Margin, Less is a graphic brand for men & women quickly gathering cult status.

With embossed leather labels and signature cuffs giving each tee a limited-edition feel, Less Clothing is hand-crafted in London.

Read more about Less at

Exhibitor Preview + FEB 2013 + K4Keltze

K4Keltze + Exhibition Preview + FEB 2013 + Margin London Tradeshow

Making their UK debut at Margin in February 2013, K4Keltze is a brand new range of accessories from Spain.

Made from leather with special attention to quality and the details, the range features various bag shapes along with wallets and coin purses.