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February 09, 2017
In the summer of 2015, SHERENE MELINDA attended our first trade show in London. This March we are embarking to the west coast of America to exhibit at the brand new trade show Source British.
The event takes place in the California Market Centre (pictured below) from 13th to 14th March, in the heart of LA’s fashion market and is exclusively dedicated to British brands. Los Angeles is penned as the world’s next fashion capital, with Saint Laurent recently moving their HQ there and designers Tom Ford and Louis Vuitton choosing the location to showcase their latest collections.
“The Los Angeles fashion movement has been bubbling for a few years, part of a large creative renaissance that includes art and design. It’s exciting to see the movement continue to grow, especially as taste makers make the move west”
Who What Wear’s Editorial Director, Kat Collings (as seen below)
The complexity, competitiveness and saturation of New York’s fashion market has inspired more and more buyers to move west. If Los Angeles were a country, it would be considered the 6th largest economy in the world, with a culture that encourages entrepreneurial spirit and expressiveness in business.
This commercial approach combined with California’s growing population of 38 million is creating twice as many jobs in fashion compared with anywhere else. It has also attracted the biggest brands in technology, with Google, Facebook and Apple choosing to make base in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley.
LA’s economy is not the only reason why British brands are showcasing here. 97% of west coast buyers have said they want to see British fashion brands with 50% claiming they were interested in specifically stocking them. The reason for this is America’s admiration for British design techniques and quality. US customers love British brands and products because they have a tradition of good craft and secrets, passed down from generation to generation.
In March Source British will run alongside the LA Fashion Market, LA Kids Market, Capsule, SELECT Better and Emerge at the California Market Centre. The eventful week will create a hub in LA that will be full of buyers from across America. Having the chance to meet them face-to-face, introduce them to SHERENE MELINDA and create brand awareness is an opportunity we just couldn’t say no to! The chance to meet other designer brands and experience LA’s street culture will also be a fantastic source of inspiration.
We look forward to sharing more news from Source British with you soon. To stay up-to-date, follow us on social media using the links below.
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July 18, 2019
As we enter the summer months like most uk dwellers we wish for a summer just like last year full of glorious sunshine and a chance to fully enjoy the British countryside!
At SHERENE MELINDA we are now entering another busy period of the year when we travel around the country to enjoy the various events that the countryside has to offer and to meet up with customers old and new
April 17, 2019
With the new Sherene Melinda 2019 handbag collection now in stock there is a buzz of excitement as our four new designs are now on sale both in shops and online.
One of our favourites (it's hard to choose just one!) is the Hobo.
March 11, 2019
At Sherene Melinda we are all busy preparing for the launch of the 2019 Collection of ethically sourced Springbok Hair-on-hide handbags.
This collection will include four stunning new designs by Sherene Melinda Smith our Designer and Director at SHERENE MELINDA. Each style has its own specific size and shape and is of course available in a range of beautiful colours.
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