A preview of some of our fantastic Spring Fair exhibitors…
We are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall this festive season for our Christmas Market Showcase, with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated home-wares, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more.
All your Christmas shopping under one roof! Explore around 70 (!) stands of exquisite British manufactured designs, from the obscure to the divine, even that ‘hard to buy for’ person will have something perfect waiting for them.
Applications are now open for the Intrigue Emporium Christmas Market Show
Final deadline for designer applications – Midnight Sunday 5th October
Places are limited, Apply today!
Get into the festive spirit! This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday December 7th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious festive hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops. Read more
Aline designs and produces glass for lighting and tableware form her studio in central London at Cockpit Arts.
Her inspiration stems from rural retreats to Dorset, with its colourful beach pharaphernalia and beach stripes, found object like feathers, ammonites and leaves. Aline works on site specific lighting installations with interior designers and architects, working to clients specifications. Previous commissions include a staircase chandelier for the British Emabassy in Qatar, a lighting installation for HCA hospital in London, numerous chandeliers, wall lights and table lamps for private residences.
Visit her website: www.alinejohnson.co.uk
Applications are now open for the Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show
Final deadline for designer applications – Midnight 25th June
Places are limited, Apply today!
This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday September 28th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops.
Want to host a workshop or create an installation? We are calling out for outrageously creative decor and/ or artistic installations to provide an exciting and dynamic backdrop for our events, as well as original craft based or business/ creative enterprise based workshop holders. Click the image links below to find out more information and apply.
We’re so pleased with how the Intrigue Emporium Summer Show went, that we already can’t wait for the next one! We have lots of beautiful photos taken on the day of many of our talented exhibitors that we really want to share with you, so take a look while we work on the Autumn Show!
Prudence Millinery have been in the media recently for the hats they created for Vivienne Westwood, as seen on Pharrell Williams at the Grammys. They had their selection of what we like to refer to as Pharrell hats, which everyone insisted on trying on!
Esoteric London had a beautiful display of mirror perspex and glitter resin necklaces from their new collection, which looked great on their wood and fairy lights display. They regularly instagram their work-in-progress, so it’s a great way of seeing what goes on behind the scenes of a design studio!
The lovely Anastasia from Iris Sandals had her luxury footwear on display at Intrigue Emporium for everyone to see. Her pieces are all individually handmade, and you could really see the attention to detail in every single shoe! The sandals we had the pleasure of seeing were lovely, but if you didn’t find what you were looking for, Anastasia also offers a bespoke service to create individual and personalised shoes.
The Pica Pica Feathers stall was probably one of the first things you noticed as soon as you stepped into the hall, their stunning feather headdresses are hard to miss! They complemented their amazing headgear with a selection of upcycled denim cut-off shorts, dip dyed and decorated just as flamboyantly as their headdresses. Basically, Pica Pica Feather’s has your summer festival wardrobe completely sorted.
The varied art work of Vera Vera on The Wall has something for almost everyone’s taste. From colourful abstract pieces to floral designs delicately painted onto vintage music sheets, you can tell that Vera has experience in several mediums. She has prints available in many sizes, but if you simply don’t have the wall space for one of her lovely pieces, her cards make wonderful gifts too.
Here are the fabulous designers and makers who will be showcasing their British made, high-end and outrageously creative work at our launch event on June 22nd!
Future Heirlooms Boutique
Horn and Orchid
In Her Glory
Jenny Llewellyn Jewellery
Kata Wearable Art
Knots & Folds
Lynn Allardyce Jewellery
My Rosie Lee
Myia Bonner Jewellery
Of Little Consequence
Pica Pica Feathers
RARE FOLK-Accessory design
Sarah Michelle Artist
Vera Vera On The Wall
Victoria Mae Designs
We are proud to be supporting youth charities Welcome to somewhereto_and F.A.D. to find out more about them, please visit their stands at the event.
It can seem daunting to be invited to pitch for someone, as long as you are prepared and really know your business inside and out, you have nothing to worry about. If you have been invited to pitch your audience is almost definitely already open to and interested in hearing what you have to say, don’t worry about facing an aggressive ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel, this is very rare in real life! Follow the 10 steps below and you will be well on your way to polishing your perfect winning pitch!
1. Consider what you are pitching for and to whom
Is it funding, a competition, to a potential new client? Bare this in mind when outlining the structure of your pitch and only include relevant information.
2. Begin with a hook
Your first sentence needs to really grab the listeners’ attention, convince them they should pay attention to the rest of your pitch.
3. Use simple language
Not everyone knows the acronyms relevant to your industry; so only use them if you have previously said what the letters stand for.
Don’t use complicated jargon, you’ll run the risk of confusing your audience or sounding like a show off.
4. It’s not about you
Yes it is your business and your product, but your audience will want to hear what’s in it for them and for the customers.
But do make sure you show your passion for your product/ service/ idea.
Here are the key points to cover in your pitch –
- How will it make money?
- Who is your target market?
- Who are your competitors?
- Who are you/ your team, what do you bring to the table?
- Any milestones so far?
Keep it exciting
6. Keep it concise
Decide on all the key points you need covered in your pitch and don’t add any filler, if words aren’t adding value they are only serving to lose you interest from your audience.
7. Know your time limit
An elevator pitch is ideally between 30-60 seconds and is designed to grab your audience and have them wanting to hear more. Get to the point quickly, explaining what the problem is and how you are solving it within a couple of sentences.
If you have 5 minutes to pitch you should cover all the key points and give a little more of a detailed outline of your business/ idea.
In a longer pitch meeting you will be expected to cover the business model, the products in detail, the staff and management team, know your facts and finances, and be prepared to answer specific questions.
8. Be confident
Stand straight with your weight on both feet and don’t shuffle too much with your hands or feet, it’s distracting to the audience and a lack of confidence in presenting can come across as a lack of confidence in your own business.
Rehearsing and being sure you know the details off by heart will really help with this.
Rehearse your pitch in front of family or friends who are not related to your industry, they should still understand what you are talking about.
Time yourself; it is not uncommon to ramble under pressure so ensure you know the time limit and practice sticking within it.
10. Always finish with a call to action
What happens next? Make sure your audience know what it is you want from them and how is best to proceed.
Are you aged 16-25? Win a place at the Summer Showcase event with somewhereto_
What’s the prize:
– Stall space on Sunday 22nd June 2014 at Shoreditch Town Hall
– Listing on the Intrigue Emporium Website
– Colour listing in the printed exhibitor press magazine, to be sent out post event and in the printed event guide, to be given visitors on the day
– Printed and digital promotional material to distribute across your networks
– Full on and offline publicity & promotion
– The opportunity to sell via the Intrigue Emporium online store (launching summer 2014)
– Additional support and mentoring in the run up to the event to help you make your business the best it can be!
This opportunity is open to all young people making and wishing to sell “ethically British made, high-end and outrageously creative work spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts and home-wares”, creativity and quality are key!
The assessment criteria includes
– Quality and craftsmanship of the work
– Presentation of the work (product photography and stall presentation)
– Aesthetics of the work
– Cohesive style/ branding of the work
How to enter
– Fill out the form (follow the link below) and submit it to us by midnight on Friday 6th June 2014
– If shortlisted you will be invited to pitch at the somewhereto_ offices in London on June 9th.
Under 18′s are definitely welcome to apply but if selected you will need a parent, guardian or responsible adult to attend the event with you.