Skopes is a British brand, producing seasonal, forward order collections including casual and formal coats, shirts and tailoring. Brand's collections include a wide variety of mix & match suits, jackets, blazers, eveningwear and trousers to suit all budgets.
The company was founded in 1875 in Bradford by William Halstead (1815-1924). Late in 1889 with the business expanding rapidly, William built Stanley Mills to which the company transferred in 1890 and still operates from today. The business has been run by a further five members of the family until in 2006 the company was acquired by SIL Holdings Ltd, another Bradford based family textile business. SIL are one of the largest speciality fibre manufacturers and merchants in the world.
The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are inter-seasonal lines of ready-to-wear garments, created in addition to the two main seasonal collections - Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter. The mid-season collections are the fashion houses' response to the fast fashion invasion (H&M, Zara, Topshop). Through them, the High Fashion companies succeed to remain relevant all year long.