Two trade shows are teaming up to put on an event in London this summer that will bring together UK designers, national and international retailers and manufacturing houses from around the world.

The London Garments Expo in association with Profile is taking place at the Business Design Centre from 29-31 August.

Profile bridges the gap between Graduate Fashion Week and London Fashion Week and is now in its 11th year showcasing new design talent. The London Garments Expo, meanwhile, brings together manufacturers from all over the world to meet with buyers, retails and designers.

"The partnership between Profile and the London Garments Expo will build on the next step of our vision, introducing British designers to international manufacturers and securing that global trade link," said Ali Hasan, CEO of Perfect Management London Ltd, which organises the London Garment Expo.

"We hope to create what will be an amazing event for all sectors of the garment industry."