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Press Kit | no. 2253-01
Press release only in English
Created to inspire the buying of style scouts searching for original design-led products across the lifestyle landscape, Top Drawer’s newest global edit reflects key trends and showcases Europe’s most directional lifestyle brands and Britain’s best loved labels, all curated by a panel of experts.
New for S/S17
This edition sees more exclusive brands and new products being launched across all sectors of the show plus a host of exhibitors who are joining the roster for the first time, making Top Drawer the perfect hunting ground for retailers in search of something new.
Food Emporium makes a triumphant return giving discerning buyers the chance to source everything they need to stock their own slice of foodie heaven. Doubling in size, the January edition will present over 80 of the best artisans and producers, offering a tasty collection of ‘giftable’ food products, from oils and condiments to seasonal treats and confectionery. Exhibitors include Makers & Merchants, Anglesey Sea Salt, Hawkshead Relish Company, Olives et Al, Fudge Kitchen, Joe & Seph’s, Pinkster Gin, Lime Bay Winery and Hasslacher’s Hot Chocolate.
Home will present more exclusive brands than ever at S/S17 as well as names new to the show including Design Letters, Maxwell Williams, Melin Tregwynt, Bluebellgray, and Tokyo Design Studio. They join destination brands such as Alessi, Black + Blum, BlissHome, Eva Solo, Garden Trading, LSA International, Grand Illusions, Joseph Joseph, Make International, ICTC , Orla Kiely Home , IBride, PR Home, Skagerak, Stelton and Umbra.
Animating proceedings, star potter Keith Brymer Jones, presenter of the BBC Great Pottery Throw Down, spins his wheel to bring live action and endless wonder to the heart of Home.
Craft, the curated showcase of handmade products, will feature ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles and mixed media from over 150 hand-picked international makers including Ali Tomlin Ceramics, BTU Studio, Gilly Langton Jewellery, Moth and Mirror, Suzanne Breakwell, ren London and Catriona Faulkner. Look out for live demos, maker workshops and an exciting collaboration with online design portal In The Window.
Presenting a selection of top UK and international accessories and jewellery labels, the Fashion floor is the place for buyers to update their offer for the coming season from new names to the show such as Celia Gould, Cluse Watches, Decadorm, Danton Fashion, Nordahl, Carla-M, Noa, Tatty Devine, Theodore Concepts, Sunjellies, Urban Kit, as well as from favourites like Azuni, Cabbage White, Hot Tomato, Estella Bartlett, Lisa Angel, Ottoman Hands, Rachel Jackson, Rodgers&Rodgers, White Leaf and Last True Angel.
The uber-chic Fashion Show takes centre stage, with the latest trends in accessories and jewellery starring on the runway. UK Jewellery Collections returns showcasing extraordinary domestic talent. And, to complete the incredible jewellery and fashion accessories line-up at the show, talented makers can also be found in Craft.
At the very heart of the show, Top Drawer presents an inspiring and expertly curated selection of the most original, beautifully designed products across Gift, Wellbeing, Children’s and Greeting & Stationery. UK and International exhibiting brands include: Nkuku, Wild & Wolf, Rice, Dassie, JellyCat, Kikkerland, Max Benjamin, Temerity Jones, Caroline Gardener, Katie Leamon, Orange Tree Toy, Skandi-Chic, Portico Designs, Ohh Deer and Captain Fawcett and new to the show Rex International, Sunnylife, Paprcuts, Shepherd of Sweden, Fenella Smith, Locomocean and Santoro.
Following a hugely successful debut at Top Drawer’s recent A/W16 edition, PaperFest and the PaperAwards, sponsored by G. F. Smith, will be hosted within Greetings & Stationery this January. The list of nominated brands and dynamic programme of talks from leading experts will be announced in November.
Spotted - New Talent
Spotted returns with a top pick of emerging talent showcasing their products for the first time. Curated by Charlotte Abrahams, this edition presents over 40 budding brands spanning all sectors of the show.
The dedicated product trails are back, guiding visitors through the halls to discover specific categories. The Men Only trail highlights original gifts and accessories for him, while the UK Debut trail enables buyers to home in on new international brands. These will be accompanied by the ever-popular Product GB and Eco trails.
Academy Live brings expert business voices to the live stage. The programme will be announced soon.
Top Drawer will be held on 15-17 January 2017 at London Olympia. Trade buyers are now invited to register online at www.topdrawer.co.uk
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15-17 January 2017
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
Follow the latest news and new launches @TopDrawerLondon #TopDrawerSS17
Clarion has outstanding expertise in retail industry with well-established shows including Top Drawer, Pulse, Home & Gift, Scotland Trade Fair, Internet Retail Expo and Internet Retail Conference.
Clarion Events organises over 150 exhibitions, conferences and events annually across the globe and employs over 500 people in nine different countries. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. www.clarionevents.com
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