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Margin London at HideYourArms

by Margin London on December 17, 2012

Margin London at HideYourArms

Margin London has been kindly invited to contribute to HideYourArms. We’ll be posting some news about up-and-coming labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013, which takes place on the 10th & 11th, but firstly we think we should introduce ourselves.

Started back in 2002 as an affordable platform for new designers, Margin is the longest-running independent trade exhibition in London. The show presents designer women’s and men’s tailoring and accessories, as well as streetwear for men and women, to invited store buyers and press.

The humble tee has long been a starting point for numerous labels, and we’ve seen many an exhibitor start off with a t-shirt offering which has grown over the seasons to include a full range of clothing. Supremebeing, Lazy Oaf, Seventyseven, Dephect, YourEyesLie, and many others all started at Margin with tees before growing their stockist base and extending their range to include clothing, bags, jewellery (or jewelry for Americans!), and hats.

Margin has been providing a launchpad for brands to meet with key buyers and press for 10 years to date, and 2012 marked a decade of exhibitions.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book

To commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition 10 year book was printed for visitors to the show, but it’s also available to download as a PDF or as a super-interactive book for iPad. The iPad version features extensive galleries of previous seasons, as well as videos, and can be downloaded here.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book for iPad

Here’s the link to posts where HideYourArms mentions Margin including brand updates from when they last visited (well overdue for a revisit but Andy & the HideYourArms London correspondent are returning in February 2013!).

Margin is an intimate showroom exhibition in a white gallery space in the heart of Central London, and the only tradeshow in the UK where buyers and press can discover new & emerging design talent (most making their debut launch).  When we say “NEW”, we don’t just mean new to Margin, we mean brand-spanking, never-been-seen-before, new!

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the successful trade launch-pad for many brands such as Chateau Roux, Your Eyes Lie, Supremebeing, Dephect, Emily & Fin, Miyson, 1 in a 100, Missmilne, Worn By, Ashley Marc Hovelle, Humdrum, Worn Free, Sugarhill, King Apparel, Terratag, Lazy Oaf, Famous Forever, and Ruby Rocks, as well as the UK launching point of overseas brands including Silas, Upper Playground, Tank Theory, Eastpak Apparel, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Al & Alicia, Gama-Go, Mimobots, Double Goose, Stereo Sound Agency, Diamond Supply Co, Urban Originals, and Uzi amongst many others.

Margin London at HideYourArmsMargin has welcomed key stores to the exhibitions since first launching in 2002; from online players like ASOS, My-Wardrobe, and Urban Industry; multiples such as Ark, Joy, Beams, and Ships; department stores, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, House of Fraser, Psyche, Fenwick, El Corte Ingles, Galleries Lafayette, & Engelhorn Trendhaus; as well as the key independents Margin is renowned for, including Colette, Hip, Sakis, Wood, Royal Cheese, Natterjacks, 290sqm, Coggles, Market, Atoo, My Yard, Donuts, Caliroots, and Get Cutie, to name a few.

Margin has welcomed numerous stylists and fashion editors from magazines including Vogue, Wad, Elle, Wallpaper, Arena, i-D, FHM, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Vice, DJ, Flux, WWD, Drapers, Sportswear International, and Sport & Street; as well as contributors from directional blogs such as BNTL, Coolhunting, Hypequest, Slamxhype, Hypebeast, and, of course, Hideyourarms.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

For more info about Margin, visit the website here, find us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll be back soon to post about some great new labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013.


Stereo by Pistache Clothing

by Andy on April 2, 2008


Y’know that Clive Owen film, Children of Men? There’s a line in it where someone says something along the lines of “when you have a ringing in your ears its that particular frequency dying and you’ll never hear it again,” is that true? If so, I am a bit nervous, because my ears rang for literally two days after a particular heavy night in a particularly loud club in Manchester.

Still, I’m not going to let going deaf get in the way of my love for loud, repetitive beats in crowded, overpriced clubs which have an airport style metal detector at the entrance and bouncers wearing stab-proof vests. And presumably Pistache Clothing share that love for loud noises with all the gear they’ve got stacked up on this tee. It reminds me of one of my first ever reviews, in terms of both style and substance, and I still like that tee, so this one’s alright in my book.

Costiness=£19.99 Link

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Not a t-shirt blog: Tasty Tasty Tees

by Andy on April 3, 2006

Just so we’re clear, this isn’t a t-shirt blog, but if you send me a t-shirt, I’m not just gonna be walking around town shouting “hey! look at me and my awesome shirt!” I’m gonna review it, because that’s just the polite thing to do. Hell, you could send me a couple of stickers and I’d joyfully make a post about them.

Beandip Clothing were featured a month ago, and James from Beandip liked my write-up so much he sent a tee all the way from Florida to the UK.

I’m not just being nice when I say that it’s a really great tee, it looks even better in real life than on their site (as most tees do). The design is delightfully distressed, well, not distressed, kind of like a photocopy on a t-shirt, I dunno what to call it, as a clothes blogger I’m learning as I go along. Oooh, let’s call it ‘photostressed’.

My one is yellow (duh!), but they have a lot of other colours, and every shirt is made to order, which I guess explains why mine has the two guys on my side rather than further to the front, which I prefer, maybe James decdided that was a better look and hasn’t got round to changing the site yet.

Costiness=$18 URL here.

More shots of me taking pictures of myself in the bathroom after the jump (not quite as seedy or camwhore-y as it seems).

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