Moda’s s/s 18 edition has united buyers and brands across the sectors looking to place serious orders for the season to come. Key buyers from across the country attended the show, with a view to completing their core ordering within an accessible and inspiring business environment.
MWB editor Victoria Jackson was on hand throughout the show to pick her seasonal highlights, spanning accessories, swimwear, tailoring, casual and denim.
Ashwood Leather presented a plethora of classic accessories, from weekend bags to wallets and tablet covers.
With the appointment of Dave Snowdon as sales agent for the North, shirt specialist Bailey’s showcased its most comprehensive collection to date, with intricate prints dominating the range.
Iconic British label Ben Sherman took to the catwalk at Moda this season to present key styles such as the Harrington, slim cut blazers and the brand’s signature piece, the checked shirt.
Bowler & Beach
Making its Moda debut this season was swimwear label Bowler & Beach. Founded in the UK, the brand offers tailored shorts in a range of fun and quirky prints, designed to go from the beach to the bar.
Bruno Saint Hilaire
Returning to Moda for its second season, trouser specialist Bruno Saint Hilaire has moved its design direction up a pace, with the addition of new lining prints on trousers and shorts – attention to detail really is key for the French label.
With a number of new orders taken at the show, shirt label Carlos Cordoba is managed by UK sales agency, Double H. Offering over 100 colour combinations and prints, the brand also offers a private label service for retailers looking to create their own collection.
Adding a touch of Italian elegance to the show, Cavani wrote key orders throughout the three-day event across both its tailoring and footwear range.
Colours & Sons
Colours & Sons, sister label to Fynch Hatton – a brand which itself has seen dramatic growth in the UK market over the last three seasons – is designed for a more trend led customer, with prints and motifs dominating the collection.
DML Jeans is certainly a name to watch in the affordable denim market. With 300 per cent growth over the last five seasons, the brand took to Moda to showcase its DML Black Line, as well as its Hydroless eco collection.
Showcasing both its footwear and clothing offer, Geox welcomed both existing and new accounts to view its s/s 18 collection at Moda. A key style in the footwear range is the suede loafer, available in a variety of bold colourways.
Staying true to its design ethos of smart tailoring with a twist, Regatta stripes and statement oversized checks were spotted across single breasted and double breasted blazer models.
The British Bag Company
The British Bag Company presented a comprehensive collection of accessories in collaboration with Harris Tweed this season, including bags, gloves and point of sale additions such as tweed hip flasks.
Following a number of successful seasons exhibiting at Moda Gent, tailoring brand Marc Darcy returned for s/s 18 with a comprehensive range of two-piece, three-piece and mix-and-match suit designs.
Purple tones and floral prints are key in the s/s 18 collection from German shirt label Olymp, offering both casual and business options across a range of fits and collar sizes.