Drapers August 2003

Drapers August 2003

Meanwhile, contemporary show Margin Menswear on the same dates attracted 650 buyers from indies including Hip in Leeds, and big players such as Selfridges, Colette in Paris, and United Arrows from Japan. About 200 more buyers visited compared to the first show in February. The show's womenswear outing, featuring 30 labels, will be at The Music Rooms at South Molton Lane in London on August 17-18.


Pure Magazine August 2003

Pure Magazine August 2003

Drapers July 2003

Drapers July 2003


All Photography by Tim Daly of 404 Design

The 7 year old classmates at St. Lukes School on Old Street have taken time out of their busy schedule to model select pieces from Margin Exhibitors collections for your pleasure.

It’s not all fashion shoots and hopskotch at St Lukes though, the classmates have a political point to make as well.
Their library is under threat from lack of government funding so Margin is making a donation to keep the library going and we will be asking visitors to Margin and the Margin website to donate also.
The Classmates are busy working on their gallery art to remind Margin visitors about donating. They’ll be in good company with their art hanging alongside Margin art contributors Pete Fowler, Thunderbolt, and Tim Daly.

Margin London August 2003

MARGIN LONDON is an affordable exhibition giving new fashion labels a platform to reach a larger buying and press audience. Showcasing upscale streetwear and directional fashion, the forthcoming August editions of Margin London will showcase a tightly edited selection of Menswear and Womenswear.

MENS > The Mens show gathers the finest exponents of upscale streetwear and casual tailoring from the UK, Europe, and the US. The Mens edition will showcase modern tailoring from brands such as Spiked Punch, Bond International, Tyler and Yes; directional graphics from new labels including Scrawl Tees, Urino, Tank Theory and Two People; and accessories with broad appeal from labels including Airkit, Block Headwear, Truck Brand, Skratch and Weirdworks.

11 USA Labels showing exclusively at Margin; 16 New labels debuting their ranges in the UK;

Artist Pete Fowler will be decorating the free bar and magazine area.

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS FOR THE MENS EDITION INCLUDE: >Airkit >Block Headwear >Bond International >Dephect >Eternal Beau >Filter Clothing >Fish & Friend >Friendly Animals >Frisk >Gama-Go >Ginja Ninja >Hospital Radio >Iggi >Imperfectionist >Ink & Paint >King Underapparel >Lazy Oaf >Militia >Northern Shirts >OK47 >Pure Evil >Rainbow Knitwear >Scrawl Tees >Seventyseven >Skratch >Spiked Punch >Subsurface >Supremebeing >Syndrome >Tank Theory >Terratag >The Invisibles >Thread >Truck Brand >Twisted Generation >Two People >2sickbastards >Tyler >Upper Playground >Urino >Wanted Clothing >Wildlife Distribution >Yes

WOMENS > This is the first womens salon of its kind – menswear has been well served in this field generally. We look forward to staging the first boutique-style trade exhibition for womens upscale streetwear and directional fashion in London. Whilst the Mens show gathers the finest exponents of upscale streetwear and casual tailoring, the Womens will showcase a diverse blend of upscale streetwear, high-end clothing and unique accessories; from exclusive Italian handbags to hand-crafted lingerie as well as excting clothing ranges.

9 Overseas Labels showing exclusively at Margin;

9 New labels debuting their ranges in the UK;

Sound Artists Thunderbolt will be installing their sound art.

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS FOR THE WOMENS EDITION INCLUDE: >Airkit >Bessies Undies >Be.you#[k] >Blythe >Con Chi Esco Stasera >Elec/tri-c’ity >Emma Levine >Florinda Schnitzel >Geek Boutique >Get Casual >Get Cutie >Gozi >Gr

Vibe Magazine

Vogue April 2003

Margin Exhibitors Emma Levine & OK47
T-shirts featured in Vogue from Margin Press Release

Loaded Fashion Spring/Summer 2003

Youth Intelligence NY Report March 2003

Margin, London. 9th-10th February 2003

Young Fashion Event, Margin saw a successful second season last month. Spread over 2 days during Menswear Autumn/Winter buying week, the event was held at the Music Rooms on South Molton Lane. This space was chosen for its central London location, close proximity to Bond Street tube & for the space itself. The Music Rooms is a popular venue chosen by artists & fashion designers to exhibit & show their collections. Parquet floors & white walls make a stylish blank canvas to dress & individualise the location.Margin was created out of a necessity. London is globally known for its young, cutting edge independent designers, who usually have little or no financial backing. Event founder, Odysseas wanted to create a platform for his own Rainbow Knitwear range and Block Headwear where he works as a consultant & sales associate. “Established London trade events are un-justifiably costly. Smaller, cutting edge brands who are trying to get off their feet simply cannot afford the stand prices being charged.” Brands showing at Margin can save between 50-75%, compared to more established events. Costs are kept low by keeping the profit margin realistic. Odysseas and business partner Laurent Roure, of Bond International have their own brands to show each season and therefore do not rely solely on the profits of Margin to survive.Over the course of 2 days, 500 buyers and distributors came to check out 45 brands including well-respected labels such as Broke, Bitter & Twisted, Electonic Sheep, Gama-Go, OK47, Upper Playground and of course Odysseas’ & Laurent’s own brands.As well as UK stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Urban Outfitters, American Retro & Joseph, Margin saw a big international interest. From Japan, they welcomed Ships, Agosto, Beams & Baycruise to name a few and influential Italian departments such as Fiorucci, Eight Ball & Daisy Age. Also present were individuals from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland & the USA. A total of 17 magazines & press, including Wad, France, Sportswear International & Arena Homme Plus also attended.Next season the shows will divide into two categories showing at different trade weekends.

Journal du Textile Feb 2003