Scoop introduces new faces
New signings strengthen exclusive line-up at the January show.
By Isabella Griffiths
19 November 2015
Boutique trade show Scoop has announced a host of new signings to its January edition, which will run 31 January to 2 February at the Saatchi Gallery in London, including Fay & Solas and Ultra Tee from the UK, Oakwood from France, Voltan from Italy and US label S’well Bottles.
Fay & Solas is an independent womenswear label launched by young Scottish designer Jennifer Morris and offers fun, affordable pieces similar in style as the designer’s main line, Jennifer Morris. Upon graduating with a Masters from the London College of Fashion in 2011, Morris went on to set up her eponymous label the following year, showing with Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week and at various showrooms during Paris Fashion Week, as well as having been featured in press such as Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. In 2013 she won the award for ‘Young Designer of the Year’ at the Scottish Fashion Awards. The idea for Fay & Solas came out of a desire to create pieces which followed a similar aesthetic to the Jennifer Morris line but at a much more attainable price point. Several seasons in, the collections feature classic, wearable shaped pieces with a contemporary and playful twist, using unusual and high-quality tactile fabrics.
Ultra Tee is a new, 100 per cent organic clothing brand, with all materials used for the manufacture certified by Global Organic Textile Standard. Ultra Tee’s concept is centred around more than just t-shirts, it offers an eco world with an artistic soul. Launched in 2012, Ultra Tee’s mission is to provide high quality, low-impact eco-friendly and fair-trade products. The collections are all about softness with a vintage touch, using jersey and Tencel Lyocell – the most environmentally friendly man-made cellulosic fibre, produced wholly from the wood pulp of eucalyptus.
Specialising in producing high quality, authentic leather jackets for men and women, French fashion label Oakwood has over 25 years of experience in the clothing industry. Season after season, the brand continues to design modern and trendy yet classic creations. The range of leather jackets holds a variety of cool and timeless models in a number of different shades, finishes and lengths. Recent press includes Grazia France, Cosmopolitan France and Madame Figaro.
Voltan 1898 is an Italian factory that has made high quality shoes since 1898. It is still managed by the same family, which is now in its fourth generation. A Voltan 1898 shoe is light as a down pillow and the last word in comfort, thanks to decades of experience. The brand follows trends, but with a classic touch, reflecting the history and tradition of quality workmanship and material and continues to manufacture the shoes exclusively in Italy, building on its heritage and continuing founder Luigi Voltan’s legacy.
In 2010 S'well was launched with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles. In the US alone, an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year, and over 200 billion globally. It was CEO and founder Sarah Kauss’ aim to create beautifully crafted bottles that keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, while also giving back to those in need. S’well believes it's important to be part of the solution, which is why the brand is proud to partner with many charities.
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