London's exclusive luxury fashion fabric show

12-13 October 2022 ONE MARYLEBONE, LONDON, NW1 4AQ 10.00am - 5.00pm

Putting the fizz into finance

Hazlems Fenton, the accountants with fashion expertise and style, are running a business card draw for a bottle of champagne each day for visitors to their stand at Textile Forum. “As well as the fun element, we will also be supplying advice on business issues such as how to raise capital to launch a collection or better manage cashflow,” says Jon Barron, who heads the company’s fashion division, whose clients include prestigious leading designers Clements Ribeiro, Markus Lupfer, Roland Mouret and Preen, in addition to popular brands Camper and Carhartt. Read More

What’s new?

Taking the opportunity to show off their new collections are: Bernstein & Banleys which will be launching The Printed Lining Collection featuring digitally printed and rotary screen printed exclusive designs. Anbo Textiles will be introducing the Dashwood Studio, a new UK based fabric converter and its exciting new collections.   [caption id="attachment_138" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From the Anbo Textiles collection[/caption]     Read More

Linger over lingerie

Top French fabric company Solstiss is a popular choice for lingerie fabrics. Represented by Bradshaw & Bradshaw in the UK, which also handles sales for Ruffo Coli Tessuti, Belinac of France and Denholme. [caption id="attachment_347" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Maud and Marjorie are just one of Solstiss's customers[/caption] Read More

Scottish designer’s first London show features James Hare fabrics

Scottish designer Lorna Forbes of Exclusively Yours, a regular visitor to Textile Forum, has been invited to participate in Fashions Finest off schedule event during London Fashion Week, where her bridal gowns featuring fabric from James Hare will be featured. “We were selected to participate when fashion scouts saw our catwalk show during an Aberdeenshire Fashion Week,” an excited Lorna told Textile Forum. “They were impressed with the classic, timeless, elegance of my designs as well as the make. "We are so thrilled about showing in London during fashion week that we are going to have a party and use it to raise funds for the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. I met the charity’s director Anna Pangbourne and her team at Textile Forum a few years ago and am… Read More

Makower printing expertise chosen by John Lewis

As part of its 150-year celebrations, top department store group John Lewis has commissioned Makower & Co, which last year celebrated its own 150th anniversary, to produce a range of printed fabrics featuring designs from its archives. In addition to John Lewis’s own prints, the collection also includes vintage designs by Lucienne Day and Hemingway. “Incredibly, there has been a relationship between Makower and John Lewis for four generations. I hope that both Moritz Makower, my great great grandfather, and John Lewis would have been as delighted as we are that we are still trading with each other and involved in celebrating yet another milestone in the history of our businesses,” explains Jane Makower, who now runs the family business. “Although these anniversary designs are exclusive to John Lewis in… Read More

A very, very British fabric story

First-time exhibitor in March, A W Hainsworth operates one of the oldest mills in the UK. This 7th generation fabric company is a new and exciting addition to the forthcoming Textile Forum line-up. It offers something a little more than special - it is not only one of the country’s remaining vertical mills creating everything from the raw wool to the final finished fabrics, but it also has fascinating British historical ties. The 'thin red line' scarlet coats worn at the Battle of Waterloo? The RAF 'boys in blue'? The invention of khaki? These were all A W Hainsworth's making. The company still supplies Royalty with its iconic and timeless fabrics, such as that vivid scarlet worn by the Queen's Guards. It’s timely, given the trend for anything military, that… Read More

Textile Forum appoints first Artist in Residence

[caption id="attachment_305" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Insoluable: this piece, combines a textile base with jigsaw puzzle pieces. It can be arranged into fluid and pelt-like organic shapes. The fragmented pictures within make up an amorphous serpentine sculptural form.[/caption] Contemporary textilian artist Jellis has been appointed Textile Forum’s first Artist in Residence. For both our shows in 2014, award-winning artist Jellis will be creating unique installations with a textile theme. Look out for these specially commissioned artworks when you arrive at the March show. As a recent graduate in fine art, Jellis sees becoming Textile Forum's Artist in Residence as an exciting and inspiring opportunity. "It is a fantastic chance to make and exhibit new work in a beautiful venue alongside the very latest creative and innovative fashion fabrics. A lifelong passion for… Read More

And another British story …

Leicestershire-based Montreux Fabrics has been producing luxurious jersey fabrics in the UK for more than 60 years using a wide range of yarns from micro modal to viscose linen. Find out more from Joseph Mulligan who will be on the stand. Read More

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