I visited the Scoop Fashion trade show sometime in August or September at the Saatchi Gallery. This is a meeting of various designers showcasing their Spring-Summer 2016 collections. So you have a beautiful museum-type setting with galleries full of beautiful clothes and shoes and hats laid out. Its basically fashion heaven.
Of course I dragged my friend Duygu along. (And we could not resist taking pictures on the fuchsia pink carpet).
The clothes are all samples which you can order on wholesale. So it isn’t exactly going there and picking up the pieces you like – which was a little bit of torture! Many of the brands and designers at the Scoop Fashion show do have their own stores but many have their collections available in various department stores. In any case, most of the pieces displayed during the show were only going to be available next year (like most fashion and trade shows). So you cannot get impatient!
But it was a great experience – a fantastic way to look into future trends and discover some super talented designers and brands which you would otherwise never have heard of.
Let me also say there were many items that didn’t seem particularly interesting or brands I didn’t find particularly inspiring. And that is ok. This is fashion – it cannot get more subjective than this!
But these are the five brands and designers whose collection both me and my fashion crazy friend Duygu liked. Ok – more than liked. Let me be the first to admit that if we could have, we would have come back with a huge shopping bag!
- Butterfly London: very grand, bling costume jewellery and still super chic. What I liked about it of course, was the fact that so much of the jewellery is black. I love that and its usually hard to find.
2. Notte by Marchesa
Both Duygu and I loved this dress. Its the perfect party dress. In my favourite colour. Of course, slightly out of our price range.
And both of us loved the jewellery here. It was very delicate, elegant and very good quality. The lady at the counter was lovely, explaining to us how the jewellery was made. It is molded from actual real tree barks, leaves and branches which makes it look all the more realistic. The prices were pretty reasonable since this was all real gold and silver jewellery.
Luxurious, extravagant clothes – slightly out of my price range. Humph.
I realised I didn’t have any pictures of the shoes from the visit and was super upset. But their leather sandals definitely featured on my best five list. Very minimalist, very summary and still very classy. I, of course, loved the black ones but the metallic ones were fantastic.
I wanted to put some pictures of our outfits as well.
Duygu’s outfit details: top and wide legged trousers from Zara.
Did you check out any of the brands from Scoop? Liked anything?