A host of fresh faces join the Moda Footwear line-up this season offering up the show’s most diverse selection of product and brands to date as it returns to the NEC Birmingham from 10-12 August 2014.
The UK’s leading footwear show will present collections for every price point this season with new premium women’s specialist such as Jeffery Campbell, Lodi and Gadea readying their latest collections for Moda visitors as they join the likes of Högl and Cefalu this season. Alpe and Elia B are among some of the other names also joining fellow women’s footwear labels Ruby Shoo, Mel Dreamed by Melissa, Cara and Babycham to name but a few.
In casual and beachwear this season celebrity favourite Ipanema heads a variety of flip-flop specialists this season including Flopz which will debut its latest range as well as lifestyle brand Reef and Beach Athletics.
Building on the show’s existing children’s product offer, Mini Moda launches this August. The stand out area is set to create a hub for the brightest and best from across the kid’s footwear universe with Hug & Hatch, Gioseppo and Move by Melton among the newcomers to join the strong contingent of Moda favourites such as Ricosta, Pediped, Bobux, Legero and Superfit to name but a few.
In men’s footwear, debutants include Justin Reece which features in Select this season alongside fellow contemporary and urban styled brands such as T.U.K and Superga. Beyond select Paolo Vandini join Aigle, Dr Martens, Paradigma and Fly London to strengthen the overall men’s offer this season. They will also join some of the UK’s leading homegrown labels, with John White, Barkers and Chatham Marine signalling a strong contingent of UK manufactured brands this August.
Alongside the selection of Great British brands, Kate Hills of Make it British also joins the Moda seminar schedule fresh from her inaugural Meet the Manufacturer event, putting the spotlight on the growing strength and popularity of the Made in Britain mark. Kate will speak alongside the Fashion Association of Britain, writer and broadcaster Jon Tromans and visual merchandise expert Eve Reid of the renowned Metamorphosis Group to name but some of the business leaders and retail experts lined-up for Moda’s comprehensive seminar programme this season.
The hottest trends from across the show will once again be brought to life on the Moda catwalk. The daily shows for footwear and accessories will take place on the catwalk theatre in Hall 20 alongside the latest looks for urban and contemporary styles as well as men’s tailoring and lifestyle.
Sean O’Connor, event director for Moda Footwear said of the upcoming show: “I’m thrilled with how things are shaping up for the summer, we have an amazing selection of brands, and we are expanding on our offer and diversifying all the time to offer visitors the widest variety of footwear collections in the UK.”
Discover the full line-up and find out more about Moda’s schedule of events as well as register to attend online at moda-uk.co.uk.
For more information please contact Katherine James on +44 (0)1484 848328 or email [email protected]
Notes to editors
• Registration for the show is now live and trade members can claim their free ticket to the show at moda-uk.co.uk.
• Press are also admitted free of charge to the show. Press registration is available here.
• Moda is the UK’s largest business to business fashion trade event, taking place at the NEC Birmingham twice a year.
• Moda Footwear is organised by Moda Footwear is home to the UK’s national footwear show as well as sitting alongside the national fashion trade events for menswear and lingerie shows as well as leading mainstream and contemporary womenswear and accessories shows.
• Find out more about exhibiting brands at moda-uk.co.uk
• Images for previous shows are available upon request
• The autumn/winter edition of the show will take place between 15-17 February 2014