29 September 2016
Moda Woman is set to shape the style of a/w 17 with a bolstered line-up of confirmed brands. The exhibition – which will return to Birmingham’s NEC on 19-21 February next year - has revealed a strong line-up of early signings across the full spectrum of the industry from eveningwear to in-season collections.
Core womenswear brands returning on the strength of their experience of the August edition include Jessica Graaf, Lily & Me, Rino & Pelle (pictured), Lazy Jacks, Brakeburn, Michaela Louisa, Pause Café, Braintree, Marble, Sahara, Latte, Brodie Cashmere, the Carol C portfolio, FDJ, Tinta, Tivoli, Ronald Joyce and Frank Lyman, which enjoyed a successful debut at the show last month.
Moda Woman will also strengthen its accessories offer for autumn, with a welcome return by Dents following an absence of a season, and a reappearance from Dante following its successful relocation into Moda Woman this summer.
Over in occasionwear and eveningwear meanwhile, stalwart labels Mascara, L’Atelier, Dress Code, Veromia Occasions, Irresistible and Linea Rafaelli will present their latest designs within Moda’s spectacular Noir area.
“The a/w 17 edition has got off to a good start, bolstered by a strong summer show last month,” says Moda Woman event director Sarah Moody. “Brands already confirmed at the event provide a good cross-section of the industry and, as autumn collections start to arrive in store, retailers are already looking ahead to the must-have styles of next winter.”
Moda Woman will also play host to Moda Loves, the dedicated platform for in-season and on-trend collections. Now in its third season, Moda Loves will enjoy an enhanced presence this autumn, with confirmed brands including City Goddess, Hell Bunny and Retro by Jordash.