June 2005 June 2005

Feeling the love

“Margin is in fact one of the most successful trade shows for us – Keep up the great brands”
Five Green

Feeling the love

“Thanks for the last Margin, I really mean that, doing anything these days requires so much work and effort … the show did work well for me I was taking orders!”

Feeling the love

“My Margin orders are still flowing in, can’t wait for the next show!”
Lady Luck Rules OK

Feeling the love

“I had a really great show. As it was my first Margin and first trade show I wasn’t sure what to expect. As it turns out I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere generated in the room between lots of diverse and interesting labels. As a first timer I was also impressed with the level friendly but capable manner with which I was dealt with, by you and the Margin team. I came away from the show 100% certain I would be back, because even though we are all in business it doesnt have to be soulless.”

Feeling the love

“It’s a great show to visit and year on year it gets better and better, I always find brands that are new and refreshing and exciting, Margin showcases new brands that you don’t see in any other trade shows.” Topshop Concessions

MWB Menswear Buyer February 2005

MWB February 2005
Menswear Buyer

Feeling the love

“Margin has a good buzz and a friendly vibe that buyers and exhibitors enjoy”

Sportswear International Report

Sportswear International February 2005

Printwise, entire garden scenes replaced single flowers, especially at the upscale streetwear show Margin, which ran at London’s Music Rooms, also from February 6-7. New Japanese brand VAMPSTAR, a fresh addition to Margin this season, went for the psychedelic version, while TYLER preferred a more naturalistic approach with a strong graphic undertone. The gothic motive craze of the last couple of seasons has given way to a far more domestic vibe. For a/w 2005-06, designers gave skulls and demons the boot, and went back to basics with everyday object prints such as light bulbs (SYNDROME), sunglasses (I SAVED LAURENCE) and pendant clocks (DEPHECT). Political messages mingled with humorous slogans such as HICK’s pig wording the slogan “I Stink, Therefore I Ham.”

At Margin, exhibitors, organizers and buyers alike were as fun-loving as ever, but focused enough to get down to serious business as well. The show is still, fittingly, marginal, but with big boys like XLARGE making an entrance, we hope that the intimate charm of the event will remain to be enjoyed for seasons to come.

– Emma Holmqvist, London Correspondent

Lady Luck Rules OK + Blog

Lady Luck Rules OK Exhibitor Website

My rainbow hued, music inspired trinkets have been written about in oodles of zines which encouraged my participation in the London based, street wear trade show Margin. On a super sunny day in August 2004 I set up my giant rainbow stand and took 15 orders from stores all around the world from Dubai to Dublin, Shibuya to Sweden. Phew, now there was work to be done!