London’s trade show scene is still split and this division doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. So, the upcoming fair round in the city is divided in not less than five events.

Here’s what’s up fair-wise in Britain's fashion capital through September:

US is a new show for niche clothing labels held in a custom-built showroom environment for interesting garments that communicate to the educated customer. Each label is limited for its heritage and craftsmanship. The show offers a new direction where product is the primary focus. Brands showing include footwear label Spring Court, Japanese premium denim brand Kato and Crossley. The location is 24 Savile Row London. US will run from Sunday August 7 to Monday August 8 and again on Sunday September 18 to Monday September 19. For more information, contact:

MARGIN LONDON (, the upscale streetwear and directional tailoring show offers menswear, womenswear and accessories brands with many new start-ups and overseas labels making their UK or global debut to display their spring/summer 2006 collections. New brands at Margin include, among others, Artbox, Broke Bamboo, Cuban Vintage, Disorder, Enamore, Flying Eyeball, Island Records, Mama Clothing, Reko, Steelo, Sugarhill, Yes No Maybe and Zeto. The show runs August 7-8 in the The Music Rooms, 26 South Molton Lane, London W1. Margin will also be embarking to Australia for the first time this year. "There is amazing work being produced by Australian upscale streetwear brands that currently don't have an affordable trade platform to meet with like-minded buyers and press," say the show’s organizers. To remedy this, the first edition of Margin Australia will take place in Melbourne on September 5 and 6 at location Shed 7 Atlantic, South Whard Road, Southbank, Melbourne VIC, which will be at the same time as other fashion events to maximize domestic and international buyer and press attendance.

This season TBC and FAO ( will see an increased number of womenswear brands exhibiting at the show. About 116 womenswear labels will show at TBC and FAO (logo pictured above) among other menswear, accessories and footwear brands. The show’s new exhibitors include Nudie Jeans, Merde, K.I.P., Jordache, Blue Collar Worker, Worn By, David Bitton, Bill Tornade, LTB Jeans, Spy Denim, Bangers And Mash, Son Of Stag, A Bearded Man, En-Jin, Death Before Dishonour, Kaporal 5, Gang and Replay Footwear, among others. Within TBC is held the “British Union” with Boxfresh, Gola and Religion. TBC and FAO will be held from August 7 to August 8 at Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, E1W.

Finally, LONDONCENTRAL ( is the urban and streetwear trade show held in September. New exhibitors include English hip hop tee brand BMC, Prince Chalsey, Daredevil, Hullabaloo, Wildstyle Technicians, Ipsuis, Gla Gla Shoes and Leather Dawgs. The next season of Londonedge and Londoncentral takes place at Olympia 2 from September 4-6.