International Brands at Margin in New Olympia Venue
Margin remains the only independent fashion trade show in London, as well as the longest-running, since starting in 2002 to provide an affordable platform for new, young and emerging brands.
Alongside the many UK brand debuts that Margin is well known for, the exhibition is welcoming numerous international brands, making their UK or European debuts at the show this August.
On the 4th & 5th August, at the new Margin venue in Olympia, exhibitors will gather from countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the USA, to name a few.
Brand new international labels will be making their debut at the show including Itsie Bitsie, Schmatta, Dream Nation, Romy Rory, Bijouxellery, Lecicale, Stars & Tart, and T-Republic, alongside many UK debuts such as Cut Out Girls, Cheek LDN, Thfkdlf, Holly & Ruby, Clon8, Jeanne & Jane, Afonteyne, and Seven Lives.
Portugal will be strongly represented at Margin London by the new in-house menswear collection from directional independent boutique Wrong Weather, contemporary womenswear by designers Os Burgueses, and heritage sneakers by Sanjo, the long-running footwear brand that was established in 1933 and will be finally making their UK trade debut at Margin.
Margin provides an affordable platform for new, young, and emerging designers to present their collections to buyers and press and, since the first edition in 2002, has consistently been the jumping-off point for international brands looking to introduce their ranges to the UK and European market, such as Upper Playground, Ayame Socks, Loreak Mendian, and Stereo Sound Agency, who all made their UK tradeshow debuts at Margin London.
As well as the new launches that Margin is known for, many previous exhibitors are returning to showcase their latest ranges at the show in August 2013, including Get Cutie, The Illustrated Mind, Out of Print, Dudes Factory, Violette Room, Funkrush, Fanpac, D4Discus, C Grand London, Fairytales & Hidden Notes, and Karim Maher (who has recently renamed his menswear brand which previously launched at Margin under the brand name Beik).
Margin is moving location for August 2013, following a survey of buyers and press, to the Westminster Suite in the Hilton London Olympia, to which visitors will be able to make the 5 minute walk from the Olympia Exhibition Centre without having to take taxis or public transport to visit the show.
The move has been unanimously praised by stores with buyers from ASOS, House of Fraser, Frontline, and Beales already confirming their attendance as well as many other department, multiple, and independent stores.
Indie womenswear boutique Eternal Envy in Heaton Moor said “we’re delighted with the move Margin are making to Olympia. As stalwart supporters of such a great trade show, we’re looking forward to the increased space too, to fit in even more fab designers.” Eden in Edinburgh added “Great news about Margin! The venue move will allow me to fit more buying into my London visit in August.”
The 24th edition of Margin London takes place on the 4th & 5th August 2013 at the new venue of the Hilton Olympia, next to Kensington Olympia Tube and train staion.