Premium trade show Jacket Required is gearing up for its a/w 18 edition, taking place 24 to 25 January at The Old Truman Brewery in London. Following the success of its inaugural womenswear edit last season, the show once again welcomes a host of authentic, heritage and independent brands, with the line-up including the likes of Alpha Industries, Armor Lux, Birkenstock, Blundstone, Didriksons, Girls of Dust, Grenson, Helly Hansen, K-Swiss, Loreak, Red Wings, The Cords & Co and more. WWB selects some of the brands not to miss:
Cat Footwear harnesses the strength and innovation of Caterpillar Inc., whose revolutionary technologies continue to transform the world around us. Inspired by the attitude of this equipment, innovative and bold products defy limitations. As consumers react to shifting environmental, economic and political climates, a new generation of Earthmovers emerges. A growing desire for footwear that blends an authentic rugged attitude with versatile, trend-right executions is uniquely answered by the Civic Utilitarian collection.
British heritage brand Gloverall will present its latest a/w 18 collection, which continues the brand’s design ethos built on hand crafted garments that stand the test of time. The brand is known for uncompromising quality and its raw, understated style has become an iconic handwriting. Expect to find a range of signature duffel and pea coats and more.
Vibrant city life and peaceful mindfulness – two supposedly opposite lifestyles merge into one in Hanro’s a/w 18 collection. The range encompasses lingerie and daywear, nightwear as well as leisure and loungewear. Many styles can be combined into versatile looks for a multitude of occasions, and boundaries between day and night and indoor or outdoor are becoming more fluid. Shirts can be worn underneath or as modern outerwear; kimonos and jackets are real fashion pieces when styled accordingly. Sleepwear and loungewear are merging into a new Livingwear category that can be worn and styled in multi-functional ways.
One of the original skateboard and skate fashion companies, Santa Cruz originated in the eponymous Californian seaside town, where it was founded in 1973. The brand has been widely hailed as having contributed to the innovation and modernisation of skateboards and the wider skate culture, with its fashion collection having become an integral part of its offer. Expect to see an authentic and edgy collection full of attitude and independent vibe.
Wrangler continues to revisit its archives, having over 70 years of denim heritage under its belt. One of the original jeans brands, it doesn’t get more authentic than that, with the brand constantly exploring new ways of innovation and design. Its a/w 18 collection brings another set of iconic styles for men and women.
Lithuanian brand Ducktail Raincoats is an original rainwear brand defined by its quality, functionality and modern style. Its mission is to protect people from the rain – in style. The focus is on high-quality and high-performance fabrics, exceptional details and unique colour combinations, bringing a fun element into functional fashion.