SCOOP INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASING DESIGNERS COLLECTIONS AUTUMN/WINTER 2015
1st – 3rd FEBRUARY 2015, THE SAATCHI GALLERY
Continuing Scoop’s international flavour, this season we are proud to introduce the following designers that are cutting the edge of fashion and pioneering trends that will set the tone for Autumn/Winter 2015.
Womenswear brands come in the guise of Sam&Lavi from LA and indi & cold from Spain. Austrian cashmere hats come courtesy of Austrian-based label Warm-ME, whilst Parisian label Paul and Joe Sister are thrilled to present their new line in bags. Italy’s finest provide us with jewellery, thanks to Mercantia, and scarves, shawls and wraps as selected by Claudio Cutuliis. On home soil, British brands Tada & Toy and Love Smith create fabulous jewellery and scarves respectively.
Designed and made in the US, Sam&Lavi is a print-driven contemporary womenswear brand founded in 2010 by husband and wife duo. Rapidly the brand has gone from a few items to a fully realized, sophisticated collection of essential style-centric wardrobe pieces and versatile basics that will endure from season to season. What sets the brand apart is Lavi’s intricate knowledge of the textile business. Sam&Lavi continues to exceed expectations with its notable design evolution. Through their original, signature prints and high quality fabrications, the brand epitomizes the art of ‘day to night’ dressing with a distinct element of luxe. With wearability at the forefront, Sam&Lavi speaks to a range of age groups with its mid-range price-point. Spring 2015 showcases clean, yet feminine structures and reflects the new, holistic focus for the brand moving forward. Lavi’s clever use of textured fabrics and detailing elevates each piece and showcases her innate understanding of the nuances of contemporary design.
indi & cold is a family-run, international womenswear brand present in most European countries in addition to Japan, Russia, Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The label is sold through two distribution channels; their own shops, which currently comprises of 21 outlets, as well as over 600 multi-brand stores. Since indi & cold represents the search for new horizons, part of that vision is their attitude that fashion is a lifestyle and shouldn’t necessarily adhere to trends. With a philosophy based on a concept of naturalness, authenticity and quality, their collections always transmit accessibility preferring to establish a feminine, meticulous and ‘different’ fashion.
Since 2011 Warm-ME have been making eye-catching beanies using the finest cashmere yarns with the softest touch and dyed in an eco-friendly way. Warm-ME’s intention is no more complicated than the customer should look and feel good when wearing their product, especially since each hat is a unique piece of craftsmanship, as individual and unique as its wearer. Based in Salzburg, Austria Warm-ME’s beanies are handmade in Nepal, as an ethical company Warm-ME make sure that the people in Nepal also acquire benefits. Since 2011 Warm-ME have been supporting “Namasté e.V.”, a charity organization that enables children in Nepal to go to school and to get a proper education. This is the first step towards a better future for them. Warm-Me retails from a variety of international stores including L’Eclaireur, Isetan Tokyo and Antonioli in Milan, to be name but a few.
Parisian designer label, Paul & Joe is an acknowledged brand sold throughout the world. Their signature style is young, fun, vibrant and colorful, they were amongst the first wave of contemporary labels to revive a black and white wardrobe and also revisit the spirit of vintage. The younger line Paul & Joe Sister, introduce to SCOOP their cool, modern handbags for Fall-Winter 2015 with the collection’s wide choice of references, various colors and formats including the cabat, backpack and clutches. Paul & Joe continues to expand by cultivating freshness, joie de vivre, spontaneity and a cosmopolitan spirit.
Launched by Ms. Giannarelli, Mercantia’s nascent collections started a brand revolution in the world of Italian fine jewellery. Her designs were (and are still) worn by celebrities around the world, and mentioned by the most renowned fashion bloggers. At Mercantia’s core is the profound belief in and respect for the Feminine Power. It values women’s resources and creativity, collaborating with them and putting its trust in them. Mercantia uses materials and color in a unique way to fuse different styles, from eccentric and irreverent to sophisticated and minimalistic; Mercantia pieces have become true icons of style, colorful and original. All are devised and produced in Italy and sold in many shops including Luisa via Roma in Florence.
Using natural dyeing techniques, Claudio Cutuli’s shawls, wraps and scarves shuns all that is mass-produced, not out of snobbery, but because his creations are made to last. He was born in Calabria into a family that boasts at least five generations of dyers and weavers. So well established is the Cutuli name in the fashion sector, it is available in top Italian, European and Asian boutiques including Harvey Nichols, Feathers, L’Eclaireur and Isetan. The collection is founded on Claudio’s personal creative vision, one that favors fine fabrics like hemp, linen, bamboo, silk, wool and cashmere exclusively hand-woven on family looms and dyed using carefully selected premium raw materials of plants, animal and mineral origins.
Founded by two young London-based designers Tada & Toy is a fresh, luxury fashion brand making delicate, high quality jewellery accessible to all. Layered and personalized to fit the customer’s style, Tada & Toy’s pieces are effortless and relaxed and are as easy to wear every day as they are for evening occasion either stacking up pieces to make a statement or wear individually for individual elegance.
Love Smith is a new and exciting brand of scarves created by British designers Mark Goodhall and Leanda Bowden-Smith. With backgrounds working in television and film design departments, their mutual love of colour, design and fashion has manifested in their strong visual designs brought alive using the finest silks and wools. All of the artwork is drawn and realized by themselves, each season they strive to produce new quirky and unique pieces of art. Many of the designs reflect their travels and experiences.
THIS WEEKEND: REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
1st-3rd February 2015, The Saatchi Gallery
Sunday 10am – 6pm
Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm