Scoop London
Scoop London

10 Feb. 2012


Starting this Sunday until February 14, more than 180 contemporary and directional brands will showcase their most covetable fall/winter 2012-13 collections when Scoop International opens its doors at the Saatchi Gallery in London this Sunday.

The highly anticipated third edition of Scoop will see the industry's hottest contemporary apparel, accessory, jewellery and lifestyle labels come to the heart of Chelsea. This season we're proud to welcome international labels including US, Canadian and Japanese brands into the fold, alongside a fantastic selection of European names.

This February’s edition of the show moves in the direction of showcasing first line collections from some of the leading designer labels. Marithé + François Girbaud, the husband and wife team renowned for their innovative styles will showcase key pieces from their contemporary and quirky first-line collection in a special exhibition area in the ground floor foyer. Meanwhile, Plein Sud will showcase its mainline collection alongside its diffusion line Plein Sud Jeanius. The unmistakeable style of designer Faycal Amor who schooled with some of the world’s eminent fashion designers can be seen throughout the collection.

Robert Clergerie
Robert Clergerie
Look out for other international names including French label Robert Clergerie which will launch its new autumn/winter 12 footwear range under the direction of newly appointed creative director and designer Roland Mouret.

One of the leading names in Scandinavian fashion, Filippa K will showcase timeless pieces, combining simplicity with a contemporary edge and modern minimalist designs.

Tissa Fontaneda showcases its accessories collection including handbags, belts and gloves. The designer uses her experience of working with Daniel Swarovski Paris, LVMH and Loewe in Madrid, to produce high quality pieces using leather, crocodile and python skin. The introduction of the nappa leather "Bubbles" range has now become the signature look of the Tissa Fontaneda label.

The best of British design will include the f/w 2012-13 collection from Bastyan. The label up until now has only been sold through department store concessions and online, but this weekend the brand will make its autumn wholesale debut at the show.

Lavenham which started out as a country clothing supplier in 1969 has established itself as a fashion forward outerwear brand with a truly British heritage. Look out for its signature quilted jackets which firmly embrace colour, detail and a range of prominent avant-garde design twists that combine the traditional with the contemporary.

They will be joined by Liberty Freedom which prides itself on being the ‘antithesis to the high street’. The label has quickly built up a cult following thanks to its mix of immaculate tailoring with punk details and clashes of brocades with luxurious tweeds.

Look out for UK fashion brand Bottletop which continues its collaboration with Paris based designer Vincent du Sartel, who shaped the success of Louis Vuitton and Loewe as Creative Director and Head Designer. Boasting stunning contemporary shapes that combine beautiful natural leather with the signature silver ring pull, these deliberately deconstructed bags are both understated and visually stunning. Hot new styles include: Jesse, inspired by Jesse J who is both a fan of Bottletop and known for her love of oversized slouch bags.

Ross X Bute is embarking on a major development programme for the new season and leaving behind the Anonymous moniker. For a/w 12 the label delivers an affordable and expanded quirky collection, built around a core of luxury knitwear, everyday essentials, newly introduced wovens and must have evening wear with a modern playful edge.

More than 180 collections from emerging and established directional talent will be at the show including Coccinelle, Bella Freud, 2nd Day, Spijkers en Spijkers, Christopher Fischer, Orla Kiely, Studio Nicholson, Gloverall, Christel Und Sinn, Stills, Peter Lang, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Rachel Antonio, Strangebeautiful, Vivienne Westwood, Thursday Friday, Hartford, Hache, Imoni, Agonist and Princesse Metropolitaine to name but a few.

Mona Schmadl

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