Scoop International: Preview

With Scoop International just around the corner, WeAr interviews the show's founder and director, Karen Radley, to find out about the next event.

Scoop Internation takes place in London's Saatchi Gallery from February 1st to 3rd 2015.

Q&A with Karen Radley, founder and director of Scoop

WeAr: What are you excited about for the next edition of Scoop?

KR: I'm excited about the show being a very busy one.  The collections showcased at the next Scoop are extremely strong from established designers but also we will be having a strong focus on emerging talent.

WeAr: Why should buyers visit the show, how does it stand out?

KR: Buyers should visit show because of the wide range of collections that Scoop offers.  As well as showcasing womenswear designer collections, Scoop offers footwear, accessories and apparel.  Scoop is a one stop shop for any buyer, but more importantly a wonderful experience to seek out new and upcoming designers.  It stands out from other shows due to the aesthetic of the show being held within an art gallery – The Saatchi Gallery.

WeAr: Is there anything new for this edition?

KR: For this season we have added extra space within the Saatchi Gallery to accommodate more exhibitors!

WeAr: Are there any brands you’re keeping your eye on as ones to watch?

KR: Cultuli Cult (scarves), Majo Lab, Mr.Mrs.Shirt, Schiesser Revival, Bobbl Hats, Rosso35, Amelie Allure, Empathie, Natalie & Alanna, Bruta Shirts…. I could go on, but there are too many to mention – thats why a visit to Scoop International is so important!

WeAr: Where should visitors go after the show in London?

KR: The Beaumont Hotel and the London Edition Hotel

WeAr: Finally, what can we expect from the newly added edition of Scoop in September?

From this summer onwards an exciting new concept will see  two Scoop shows taking place each season at the Saatchi Gallery. The popularity of Scoop has seen a profuse number of brands wanting to join the family and now with this year’s schedule extending to August and September with plans to host four shows a season, an even richer selection of designers will have the opportunity to exhibit in London.The timetable has been devised to cater for overseas labels and their production agendas as well as the high-end collections and young British designers who expressed an interest In Scoop running alongside London Fashion Week. The fact that Scoop London will be taking place during London Fashion Week will also make it easier for international buyers to come to the show, as many of the key stores from Europe, the US and further afield only make it to London once each season. The first edition of this new show, Scoop London, will run at the Saatchi Gallery this year on 20-22 September 2015.