I visited boutique trade show Scoop International this week to report on the hottest S/S 13 collections.
Though the show, held at the Saatchi Gallery, played host to an exciting line-up of womenswear and lifestyle products from just over 200 brands I was there to report solely on the accessory and footwear collections. Fantastic news as I am all about statement jewellery at the minute!
International labels, both those new to the UK and well established, vied with home-grown talent under one inspirational roof, for this, the show’s 4th season.
Stand out trends included an innovative use of fabrics across all sectors. Footwear collections for example, saw multiple fabrications like perspex, wooden, cork or Swarovski encrusted heels, alongside colour blocked themes.
|Rachel Zoe Footwear exhibited at the show|
Style wise wedges and towering heels remained at the core of most collections, with heels and platforms still chunky. Flats included more loafer options as well as brogues with interesting cut out detailing.
|A style from London based label The Jacksons|
Jewellery meanwhile, retained its directional edge with fierce undertones such as spikes, tribal and triangle shapes.
|Luxe jewellery label Cabinet|
Animal motifs such as snakes, bees and butterflies were also popular themes for brands, especially when set alongside precious and semi-precious stones.
|Costume jewellery at Luise Keller |
See more looks after the jump
Costume jewellery remained big and bold whilst more delicate pieces were also on offer in sterling silver, plated gold and the shade of the season, rose gold.
|delicate feathers and charms at Alex Monroe|
|Snakes and spikes were on offer from Luxury Fashion |
|Truly unique pieces could be found at the Niin stand|
|More nature inspired pieces at Bill Skinner|
Did you visit Scoop this week? Which was your favourite collection from the July edition?