This season, TBC, Margin and The Park – the three most prominent streetwear shows in London – all changed locations from the previous season.

Margin ( took the The Park’s ( former venue in Marshall Street, whereas The Park relocated to Brick Lane in east London, just around the corner from TBC’s ( spot in the Truman Brewery.

TBC’s return to its original venue was a hit: “Moving back to the Truman Brewery was a definite success and we have received nothing but positive feedback from exhibitors and buyers alike,” said Mark Batista, one of the show’s organizers. “It was an extremely beneficial move for absolutely everyone. We had over 10,000 visitors through the doors compared to last season’s 8,500 which meant we were up 19%.”

At TBC, the Up and Coming area housed many noteworthy newcomers, including Sobo- Red-, a menswear label presenting a debut collection of separates that were well executed down to the smallest detail. Its highlights were the casual/smart hybrid shirts that combined relaxed jersey paneling and slick cotton poplin shirting.

This design feature also prevailed within Pseudohero’s offering but there was a lot more to the collection that featured a gruesome butcher’s theme. Seen from a distance, the dainty little prints adorning a selection of tees looked like harmless floral motifs - on closer inspection, however, it turned out that they depicted “the tools of the butcher’s trade,” including meat cleavers, carving knives and butcher’s aprons.

Other sinister touches were pronounced throughout the shows. Many collections were awash with dark and brooding prints and colors – black and monochrome shades were predominant in menswear and womenswear, with the exception of splashes of ubiquitous fluoro shades as seen in the collections of Wastin’ My Time and Enoka.

Denim too, was served up in darker hues; Lee Gold label, Nudie, Pace and Blood & Glitter all offered great ranges of dry denim styles. Tuning into the parallel influence that is colorful denim, DIE served as the prime example, incorporating raspberry and pistachio hues into its offer.

The “new stripe” also featured heavily: everything from broad wasp stripes to fine, graded pinstripes prevailed in the collections of labels such as Luke, Qwst, Modern Amusement and Blood & Glitter.

Standouts at Margin included Big Fluff’s charming woodblock printed tops and Urban Buzz’s neat womenswear collection consisting of jersey dresses, skirts and tops in zappy orange, gray and emerald green.

TBC ran from February 11 to 12 while Margin and The Park were three-day events that ran from February 11 to 13.

— Emma Holmqvist, London Correspondent