Fashion trade shows To Be Confirmed (TBC) and For Attention Of (FAO) are joining forces. As of February, the two shows will share space in London's Tobacco Dock, offering buyers a joint portfolio of over 220 brands within 120,000 square feet of exhibition space.

The venue's basement, which is sectioned by a number of old storage vaults, will play home to TBC. And according to Pete Crispen, founder of T-shirt label Chunk, "It's really easy for buyers to walk around and, as it's a fascinating historic workplace, it makes each room different and inviting to go in." FAO will be located in the spaces more spacious upstairs area, which is more appropriate for its format.

In addition to the new and improved venue, both shows have also confirmed a number of new exhibitors. FAO welcomes British Union, Ink and Paint and Alpha Industries to its roster of high-profile brands, while TBC adds Howie B's Hvana, Greige, Rag & Bone and Baracuta.

In a released statement, Alpha Industries Europe said, "Alpha Industries is extremely positive about the move to Tobacco Dock. It provides a great boost to this UK event. It means both TBC and FAO share the same building space and geographically it makes more sense. Tobacco Dock is an interesting space and is easily accessible. For these reasons our team has now chosen to launch the brand new collections of Fender and the licensed MLB collection at FAO for the European market."

TBC and FAO will be held from February 6 - 7. For more information, visit the websites at and