Partying in Paris…

For those who know me well, they will be quite surprised that I went to this party – I am  not really the party type and I tend to shy away from any glamorous events.

But last night was an exception and when an invite turns up to the closing party at London Fashion Week, I knew I had to put my heels on and go join the action (and I was so pleased I did). It was really beautiful.

The party started at the Jeu de Paume and included a private gallery tour. The Jardin des Tuileries were lit by candle light – so beautiful and special.

The rooms were filled with gorgeous people, lots of models and artists plus press and designers – it was a really friendly crowd and I met so many lovely people.

I think I could get used to this!
Enjoy the show.

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London Fashion Week Paris – The Box

We are having such a great time in Paris this week. I was hoping to update you more but it has been so hectic. I was not so pleased with my booth location this year, to be honest but I never dwell on the negatives and always endeavour to make the most of any situation.

Here are some photos from the show floor and I promise I will update with more photos when I am back!



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Pure Success

It has been a busy few days for us at the Pure London Show and I promise to update you more this week…. but I just wanted to share a photo of the Nadia Minkoff London booth.

We are thrilled with the reaction of guests and visitors so far, and so delighted to see our
bags featured on the catwalk.

I will show you photos of the catwalk as soon as I receive them as we are not allowed to take our own photos in there!

More soon… off to a day full of meetings! Wish me luck!

Nadia x

Nadia presents her London designs to Germany’s fashion industry

I had a really interesting and very valuable visit to Dusseldorf recently as a part of the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) fashion mission. Nadia Minkoff London was one of 12 fashion brands at this superbly organised event and it has not only given me a great insight into the German market but also I gained many new contacts and hopefully potential new business partners!

It was a two-day fact finding trip to discover more about the German fashion market. The trip started with a visit to boutiques, shops and department stores in nearby Cologne, which gave us all a chance to look at the existing brands on offer and compare prices, styles and suitability of stores for our own range.

With knowledge from the local expert from the Consulate pinpointing key stores, this part of the trip was retail therapy with a difference, a valuable exercise enabling us to understand the German market both as a consumer and a brand.  In addition it allowed us all to determine where our own brand might fit, before the all important showcase of our products at the British Consul’s Residence in Dusseldorf on Thursday 27th October.

The final part of the trip was the fashion showcase where we were introduced to 70 agents and distributors from across Germany.

It really was a superb event (and in a beautiful location at the British Consul’s residence) and I look forward to announcing some new customers in Germany!


I love Paris!

I had such a great time in Paris. I really do love this city. Of course I am always truly faithful to my beloved London but I had a great few days in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week. It helped enormously that the weather was divine and I got to spend some time out doors, including my early morning jogs before the show opened.

The show itself was a great success and I had a lot of positive meetings. Events like this are always hard work and it is a big investment for smaller brands like mine. But I strongly believe in being at these global events and being a visible part in this crazy but adorable industry.

I met with several new buyers and will soon be able to reveal some new locations for the Nadia Minkoff collections.

For now, here is a selection of photos from the show and from around Paris. You can see more on my Facebook page here. Nx

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Getting ready for Paris!

It’s one fashion show after another at the moment!

Following a great week at London Fashion Week’s Regenerate Japan event in London’s Soho, I am now busy preparing for Paris this coming weekend.

I will be showing once again at the fabulous ever The Box, located at Pavillon Cambon, 46 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris with my SS2012 collection.

Getting organised for the shows takes so much time. Samples need to be chosen and ordered, displays need to be designed, and not to mention negotiating the actual spaces at the events. But it is all worth it and I love doing the shows.

I am very happy to say we have a great location at The Box this year. We are at stand C26.

I am really looking forward to meeting with some great clients and of course, always looking to meet some new ones too.

So, from London straight to Paris and then after that it is off to Germany – but that’s another story and I’ll update you on that soon!



London Fashion Week Opening Party

Well, we are in full swing at the London Fashion Week’s Regenerate Japan event at the Reading Rooms in Soho. I wanted to share some photos form the opening night. It is so beautiful here.

We have had a lot of positive interest in our range and the booth looks very pretty.

Will report more soon… until then here are some photos.

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On the catwalk…

Our range of Nadia Minkoff handbags featured on the various catwalks at PURE LONDON this season. Here are some photos of our various clutches, including the Long Acre in red and black and our Belgravia in pink!

Psst… our Long Acre will be back online soon as it has been so popular!

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Count down to London Fashion Week…

We are one of 20 designers selected to take part in the Regenerate Japan pop-up store and exhibition during London Fashion Week. Taking place from the 16th -19th September at The Reading Room Gallery in Soho, the event is supported by Nolcha and Japan Fashion Week, and is to showcase the Spring/Summer Collections of select designers.

I am so excited about this event! I adore London Fashion Week and welcome innovative events like this. We are very proud to be taking part and having this opportunity to present our collection in this great city and at the same time support a truly wonderful cause.

Set in a beautiful Japanese garden installation designed by Ben Charles Edwards, the event will also have some special highlights throughout the weekend, including Japanese nail bars, sushi service and Japanese tea ceremonies.

The Nadia Minkoff collection of bags and jewellery will be showcased in the pop-up shop area of the event, and each store will raise money for the Japan Tsunami and Earthquake foundations, with 25% of profits going directly towards the Regenerate Japan fund.

Regenerate is a project that unites artists and retailers to raise funds for charity. Regenerate is about new life, growth and is created by the renowned director and filmmaker Ben Charles Edwards, who has rapidly made a name for himself with a queue of celebrity suitors from the film and fashion worlds such as Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Boy George, Sally Phillips, Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes, Piers Atkinson and others who are vying to infuse Edwards’ extraordinarily inventive aesthetics into their projects. Regenerate is coordinated in association with Freya Olsen and Regenerate Japan is the first project of this kind.