Building on the success of its largest show in October 2015, the next edition of Textile Forum (9-10 March 2016, One Marylebone) has attracted a number of new and returning suppliers who will be showcasing luxury fabrics and trimmings for spring 2017. Among the first-time exhibitors is Hand & Lock, whose embroidery work can be found within top couture collections and bespoke military outfits created by Savile Row tailors.
Hand & Lock will be displaying samples of its intricate handwork and also looking to secure entries for its international embroidery competition to discover the next generation of embroidery designers. Some of the returning exhibitors are Laurent Garigue, Solstiss, Henry Bertrand, Bennett Silks, Makowers, Ringhart Fabrics, Tiss and Teint, G H Leathers, Bernstein & Banleys and Alan Litman. For the first time the show will be welcoming a garment manufacturer – London-based Plussamples, which specialises in working with ‘difficult’ fabrics.
“Sourcing luxury fabrics has never been easier for designers,” says Textile Forum co-founder Linda Laderman. “Our venue One Marylebone provides an elegant, spacious backdrop that complements our exhibitors collections, which is why some of the biggest names in the fashion industry have already registered to attend the March event.”