Scoop organisers report strong turnout despite unprecedented heatwave

Scoop hosted its twenty-first season at Olympia West last weekend, unveiling an “expertly curated” edit of premium womenswear alongside menswear for the first time.

Buyers from across the country sought respite from the heatwave in it air-conditioned hall, perusing SS23 collections from over 250 brands including Primrose Park, Devotion Twins, By Malina, Conditions Apply, Aspiga, Joseph Ribkoff and Absolut Cashmere.

Creative director and founder Karen Radley says the turnout for the show was “amazing” and that it received “the most wonderful feedback from designers and buyers.” On the addition of menswear, she adds: “The introduction of menswear was very well received and I’m looking forward to working with existing and new designers to continue to present menswear collections at future editions.”

Buyers are also positive following their visit to the show. Kristine McDonald from Glebe Fashion in Falkirk says: “What an amazing show. It was fantastic to see such a lovely buzz of customers around the exhibitors. The show felt so fresh and we were made to feel very welcome.”

Mary McSweeney from Les Jumelles in Galway adds: “It was great to be back at Scoop and not having to do our buying over Zoom. Getting a feel for new designers all under one roof was just what we wanted.”

Historically a standalone event prior to the pandemic, Scoop has joined forces with sister show Pure for the past few seasons. However, organisers have confirmed it will return to the Saatchi Gallery for its next edition in 2023.