As many of you will already know, as the Saatchi Gallery is about to become host to what’s set to be the most talked about exhibition of the year, Tutankhamun. 150 treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, some of which will be leaving Egypt for the first time. This final world tour is an absolute must-see cultural event from November 2019 to May 2020.
So for one season only, we’ll be taking our own must-visit event to one of London’s other iconic venues; Old Billingsgate Market in the heart of the City. Rising from the banks of the River Thames just moments from Tower Bridge, this grade two Victorian landmark is already host to some of London’s most glittering events, from awards ceremonies, film premieres, red carpet events through to high-end exhibitions and fashion shows.
For the February 2020 edition of Scoop this already beautiful building will be dramatically transformed into the capital’s most exciting fashion destination, where a whole new take on Scoop’s trademark mix of fashion and art will be mixed with more than a few surprises. Just seven minutes by tube from Oxford Circus, nine minutes from Kings Cross, 15 minutes from Sloane Square and 25 minutes from Olympia, Old Billingsgate will be the ideal winter residence for the industry’s most talked about trade show.
Karen Radley, Founder and Managing Director of Scoop, has had an extensive and multi-faceted career in the fashion industry spanning the manufacturing, retail and design sectors.
She first joined her father’s clothing and accessories business, Radley. After working for several years on the brand’s international sales Karen side-stepped to the manufacturing and design side using her years of trade experience to inform and support the role.
Having gained an all-round experience of the industry, Karen went on to manage the designer company Quorum, whose designers included Celia Birtwell, Betty Jackson and Ossie Clark. Karen was also instrumental in staging an exhibition of the work of Ossie Clark at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
In 2004 Karen founded her own fashion agency representing collections from DKNY, Fendi, Pringle, Missoni and Matthew Williamson which was then followed by the launch of Scoop in February 2011.