Exhibitor Preview + Supremebeing

In the world of sneakers is there such a thing as handmade and bespoke?
With a factory capacity of 150 sneaks per style per season, the sneaks from Supremebeing are a matter of exclusivity based on the time of 3 old skool shoe makers and their hand skills in the workshop in Barcelona, Sants. The sneaks designer/maker “dq” / Damian Quinn at Supremebeing studied classical shoemaking at Cordwainers, London. Together with Yok, Dave and Jo at Supremebeing, this is a project that encompasses all their sneaker chat over the past year.

Damian Quinn will be making a pair of sneakers by hand during the two days of Margin London to enable those who love their sneaks to see the process that goes into making a pair of the hand made sneaks.

Sportswear International Show Guide

Sportswear International Show Guide

Margin offers upscale streetwear and directional tailoring plus accessories for men and women. It made its name for regularly showing lots of new design start-ups and cool independent labels, including many graphic T-shirt brands. After several seasons at the Music Room in the heart of the West End, the 2006 editions will be held in a new venue, the Royal Horticultural Halls. Visitors are buyers from key stores and buying groups from Europe, Japan and the UK.  Margin's international brand portfolio includes labels from Europe, America, Asia and the UK and the show regularly promotes new and contemporary art. Graphic designers, artists and illustrators, photographers and product designers have already exhibited there.
For the new luxury/premium denim seeker: Begin at Pitti Uomo in Florence, head to Project New York two days after Pitti ends. Stay in NYC for the new Blue Show, then head to Berlin for Bread & Butter, Premium and Berlin Fashion Week. From there, hit the District show in Amsterdam. A week later fly to sunny Miami for the new Trafik show. Hit the London shows like Margin and TBC the following week and fly to Moscow for the buzzed-about Jeans fair eight days later...

Drapers News

Drapers News

Womenswear brands sign to Margin. Womenswear brands Auspicious, Girlgang, Reflective Circle and Maderakka have all signed up for next season's Margin exhibition. They will be joining regulars such as Dephect, Lazy Oaf, Kulte and Supremebeing at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London SW1 on February 12-13.

Menswear Buyer Magazine

MensWear Buyer MWB

Product areas: Upscale Streetwear and directional tailoring, men's and womenswear. New brands signed include New Future Graphic and thehello21corporation while regulars include Supremebeing, Heidi Seeker and Dephect. Having gone from strength to strength over the last couple of seasons, Margin is moving to a new venue with more floorspace to accommodate a growing exhibitor list. A niche event showcasing up-and-coming design talent and edgy labels, Margin appeals to buyers who want to  distinguish themselves from mainstream fashion.

FeedmeCools**t.com + Blog

FeedMeCoolShit.com Blog

Notes written in the Margin. So if your gonna be in London for TBC/FAO fashion shows then why not also go to the next edition of Margin London. With more underground brands than the usual shows it will be held on the 12th & 13th February 2006... A small show but with the added benefit that you might just see the next all conquering brand while they are still a little outfit and also you get to talk to the actual designers rather than just the PR girl or underpaid rep. Margin is a great alternative.

Trendcentral Newsletter August 2005

Trends from the fashion trade show

On August 8th and 9th, London hosted the Margin Trade Show, one of the hottest spots for up-and-coming and established designers to flaunt their wares. Despite reports that Margin was lacking in the visitors department due to the recent terrorist events, it was still busy with independent buyers looking for hot labels to keep their stores fresh and ahead of the competition. One of our London trend correspondents stopped by, and this is what she saw for Spring 2006:

FEMININE DETAILS: Using beading, embroidery, and feminine style lines, the girly aesthetic dominated. There were skirts and dresses from Sugarhill with circle embroidery and embellishments, ribbon trimmed skirts and soft lines. Galibardy’s collection had a very glamorous 70s traveler theme, featuring flowing gowns and tops with beautiful, beaded embellishments and sporty hoodies with floral stitching. Stereotype and Ground Zero have taken t-shirts to the next level by introducing a very tailored tee and deconstructed tank tops.

SKULLS/JESUS/BLING MIX-UP: There was a lot of crossover between these three themes, and many brands incorporated all three into their collections. Heidi Seekers mixed beading, butterfly and tattoo graphics with skulls, while Kontakt featured apparel sporting metallic foil logos as well as gold, bling-worthy logo pins. Ground Zero’s graphics were a mix of cultural icons and graffiti art featuring Jesus, JFK, skulls and The Rolling Stones. 3rd Born gave goth a feminine edge with pink skull prints mixed with roses.

ETHICAL TRADE AND RECYCLING: Also a strong theme at the February show, the number of socially responsible and earth-friendly brands has grown even more, whether it be through recycling old fabrics, using fair-trade methods to produce or working with organic fabrics. Enamore’s hemp and vintage fabric mix featured beautiful design details. Rebe mixed vintage and new fabrics with lace to create a modern 50s style collection. Glo for Life sourced only fair trade t-shirts for their collection and Lady Luck Rules featured a quirky jewelry line made from recycled badges, buttons, old jewelry and trinkets.

Feeling the love

“I really appreciated the space and the atmosphere. I really appreciated the attention of the team of people who made MARGIN. Thank you team, take care and hope we will meet in February.”
Loreak Mendian

Feeling the love

“Margin was a nice easy-style tradeshow where QWST was greeted with positive reaction for its different style and super quality collection. Orders were taken, photographers flashed and journalists from Europe to Japan greeted QWST with excitement and interest.”

Lady Luck Rules OK + Blog

August 14, 2005

Lady Luck Rules OK opened up it’s jumbo rainbow stand at Margin for the third season running last weekend. Attendance was 30% down as some buyers chose not to visit London due to the events in July but nevertheless good orders were written and fun was had with my trade show gang! I’m pleased to welcome two exciting new European stockists Flying A in Switzerland and Eightball in Italy and lots of my current UK shops stocked up on a sparkling selection of new designs. On the last day Laura from Heidi Seeker and I did a swag swap – one of Laura’s LOVE WILL TEAR US APART biker cardigans for one of my Electric Daisy necklaces, a charm ring and a pair of Smurf sunglasses (see piccie below). This girlie is one to watch, her collection is super duper – punk meets new wave in an ice cream parlour! Oh yes!


After the show I spent 3 sunshine filled days in Devon with my boyfriend’s family. I feel relaxed and happy and ready to get down to work – I have lots of wholesale orders to complete now, more new items to add to the online shop and a secret project to get my teeth into. All will be revealed very soon…

Drapers August 2005

Drapers August 2005
Show Report

Drapers Report Margin 2005 + 'More interesting was Margin, which established its reputation for quirky boutique-driven collections'.
Drapers Report Margin 2005 + 'More interesting was Margin, which established its reputation for quirky boutique-driven collections'.