240 fashion designers showcasing womenswear, accessories, jewelry and fragrances, plus plenty of Champagne and FIJI Water — all at the classy Saatchi Gallery. What more could a style-conscious Londoner ask for? (apart from a little sunshine)
FIJI Water is proud to be supporting SCOOP International, the fashion industry exhibition and trade show. SCOOP brings together buyers from the likes of Selfridges, ASOS and Harrods with the fashion press, established labels and emerging designers.
Just a few of the collections we spotted: Rebecca Taylor, Mooiloop, Libelula, Vilagallo, Bill Amberg, Liebeskind, (previously known as DL1961), Premium Denim, Dr. Martens, Essentiel, Filippa K, Givenchy Accessories, Goat, Harris Wharf London, Lara Bohinc, M0851, Nicholas King, Odd Molly, Peridot London, Plein Sud, Just in Case, Swedish Hasbeens, The Jacksons, and Vivienne Westwood!
This was almost too much to take in, but we still managed to pick out a few favorites. A few of our wish lists include: neon jumpsuits by Gwen Stefani’s label L.A.M.B.; Rosemary Goodenough’s beautiful twill/silk scarves, taken from her original oil paintings; the amazing, reversible denim of Bluelab; hand-crafted fragrance by Blood Concept and directional footwear by Rachel Zoe.
SCOOP International also supports emerging talent. And, for the fourth edition of the trade show, founder Karen Radley brought MA graduates from the Royal College of Art and bright young things from the Flanders Fashion Institute into the fold. Belgium has become known as a hot-bed of creative talent – producing designers such as Raf Simons and Dries Van Noten – and the graduate collections did not disappoint.
At the after party we hung out with the glamorous Betty Jackson and the Belgian Ambassador and shimmied to the SCOOP soundtrack provided by FIJI’s favourite DJ, Emily Raswon of Rock the Belles.
SCOOP’s next show is February, 2013.