Expect to see a sartorial heat wave at the next edition of SCOOP, which will be amongst the first to showcase the hottest Spring/Summer 2016 resort wear lines. Beachwear and accessories are always in demand and the show has added exciting brands to the line-up including Spanish womenswear and swimwear label Siyu, French womenswear and accessories range Antik Batik, Dutch lingerie brand Love Stories, Colombian bag and jewellery designer Castellano, Tanzanian jewellery collection Sidai Designs and season-appropriate footwear from Kyma Sandals, made in Greece.
Launched in 2008, Siyu‘s universe comprises of bikinis, scarves, shirts, blouses, trousers, handkerchiefs, mittens and first and foremost dresses. Comfortable and practical, Siyu’s clean cuts with a whispering of femininity in bright trimmings, linings, unique patterns and other details, have already gathered a big following. Dutch lingerie brand Love Stories appeals to women who are looking for affordable and comfortable lingerie that can be styled and worn with ease, diminishing the time-consuming complications of trying hundreds of styles on in pursuit of discovering the perfect garment. Love Stories brings astounding prints and styles together, steering far away from traditional lingerie fabrics and colours such as black, white and nude.
The first collection consists of a diverse mix of materials and details, for instance smooth velvet, sequins, luxurious lace, intricate jacquard, lurex and rich silk. The collection is available in boutiques and department stores in 28 different countries and the Love Stories flagship store opened in Amsterdam in 2014.
Inspired by exceptional craftsmanship and unique patterns, Castellano brings bags and pieces of jewellery that carry the essence of a traditional Colombian tribe. Each piece is made by hand and many designs are embellished with Swarovski Crystals, as the brand transforms traditional ethnic creations into luxury fashion pieces. A portion of the proceeds are donated to social programs that seek to empower women and their local communities in Colombia, supporting the Wayuu and Arhuaca people and preserving their cultural heritage and weaving skills.