As one of the designers at the forefront of the fashion industry, we were fortunate enough to sit down with Nevena Ivanovic, the woman behind NEO Design. The brand’s refreshing and inventive take on design, amongst a number of other factors, have led her to win a number of international awards.
We’re pleased to announce a collaborative project for Spring Summer 18. Sue Dray, the artist and is course leader of London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration, will be Fashion Scout’s first artist in residence.
Edda Gimnes first captured our attention with her lively aesthetic and sketchy monochrome designs when she graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015. Fast forward two years and you can imagine our excitement when we heard that our Merit Award Winner had been nominated for the Oslo Bik Bok Runway Award. Edda is in competition with four other emerging designers who will all showcase their collections on Oslo runway on the 24th of August.
Fashion Scout is proud to announce Norwegian designer Edda Gimnes and her eponymous label EDDA, as the SS18 winner of the coveted Merit Award. Created in 2009, the new talent initiative is worth £25,000 across three seasons and has been created to support and develop new designer businesses on a global level.
In light of Africa Fashion Week, Fashion Scout has taken a retrospective look at the exceptional designs of Orange Culture, one of our Ones To Watch from last season. Here at Fashion Scout we're committed to the notion that design talent comes from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds from Eastern Europe to Western Africa and everything in between. London is a hub of diverse creative talent, and so it's a cause for celebration to see fashion design from across the globe revered in our city.
Using the barefaced beauty, Gigi Hadid, to captivate the heart of the brand whilst alluring and inspiring their audience through stunning imagery is exciting to witness and marks a change for the brand. Captured by Harley Weir, the young and influential photographer has created a set of imagery that keeps the atmosphere around the release as playful and dreamy as the collection itself.
We are incredibly proud of Sabinna Rachimova the designer behind Sabinna the ready-to-wear and knitwear label, who recently won in the Beyond The Runway Category at The Fashion Future Awards. The winner’s ceremony took place on the evening of the Decoded Fashion London Summit 16th May 2017 at the exclusive venue IET London: Savoy Place.
Fashion Scout are pleased to announce the winner of the first ever Fashion Scout South East Europe (SEE) competition, held on the evening of Tuesday 28th March 2017 at Belgrade Fashion Week is Neo Design!
Earlier this week, on Tuesday 28th March, Fashion Scout South East Europe launched during Belgrade Fashion Week. There were emerging designers from Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia showcasing their work, and the managing director of Fashion Scout International travelled to Belgrade to see it all happen.
Designers are able to apply for catwalk shows, presentations, installations and London Exhibition, alongside Fashion Scout's coveted sponsored Merit Award and Ones To Watch.
With 10 years experience producing more than 400 catwalk shows, Fashion Scout are renowned for their professionalism and scouting abilities, managing and producing hundreds of boundary pushing highly acclaimed events.
Designers are selected by a panel of industry experts which features leading buying, media and business advisors. It has previously included Sara Maino of Italian Vogue, Hilary Alexander OBE, Stavros Karelis and former fashion features editor for Vogue online, Jessica Bumpus. Thier decision is based on the creative vision of the brands and collections quality of work and business potential.
MasqueBAR, the experts in at-home sheet masks, were on hand during London Fashion Week to ensure our models and guests were kept looking and feeling fresh.
After London Fashion Week, many attendees, from models to photographers, influencers to writers, are left seeing the damage of minimal sleep in the condition of their skin. With Masque BAR as a sponsor this year, everyone was able to keep the telling under eye circles to a minimum!
The quick to use sheets are a non invasive way to refresh your skin, for a variety of different skin types, so don't worry if you've not found a face mask that works for you yet...you may have just found it.
For the chance to win some of the innovative beauty products, developed in South Korea, the beauty capital of the world, just answer the question below, along with your email and name so that we can contact you should you win!
The competition closes on Friday 10th March
Those brands that helped make it all happen...
Fashion Scout would love to send their sincerest thanks to all of our sponsors, for enabling the largest season ever, bringing fresh talent to the forefront of the fashion industry once again.
Without our sponsors we could not celebrate fashion in the way that we do. They are the lifeblood of the backstage and ensure that what we and our amazing designers work is always spot on. We could not be more grateful here at Fashion Scout for their continued support, so thank you!
Toni & Guy were London Fashion Week AW17's official haircare product, in partnership with the British Fashion Council and through label.m have ensured that the models gracing the catwalk have done so, yet again, without a hair out of place, looking just as immaculate and remarkable as the clothes on show. This is why we continue to rely on their support.
Kryolan have always been amazing, as usual, which is why we welcomed them back, AW17 proving to be another great year in partnership with us. Their creativity and unusual use of make up as an artistic medium perfectly supports the pioneering attitude we champion here at Fashion Scout.
Masque Bar, the at home masks, were a great addition this year. During the hectic long weekend that is London Fashion Week, Masque Bar provided the opportunity to relax, and focus on the quiet. From the under eyes masks that cover up the fact that you did stay for an extra cocktail at that after party last night, to the sheet masks that help your skin to remain vibrant all day, at home sheet masks have become a new obsession for all that tried them backstage.
Gold Collagen, a new sponsor for this year, handed out their innovative drinks to our models, creatives and influencers backstage. Who needs beauty sleep, when you have this? Gold Collagen present a new way of thinking when it comes to taking care of our skin.
It can be thirsty work executing shows to the standard that our designers achieve, hence why Halo Coco were a marvellous addition to the backstage area. Using coconut milk and a blend of superfood ingredients, Halo Coco provided for even the most health conscious of our teams, harnessing the unparalleled power of coconuts.
Patch joined the team this season, in the form of a plant based exhibition at the entrance of Freemasons Hall. It was not only insta-worthy but the urban garden that the iconic London venue needed!
FIJI Water are the crisp, refreshing brand everyone knows and loves. From their aesthetically pleasing bottles to the natural origins of the water, FIJI Water was the only h2o that we could consider having backstage. They discovered the finest water on the planet, and bought it to London Fashion Week.
Propress steamers, ensured that the pieces heading down the catwalk were in tiptop shape, and styled by steam. We'd like to thank Propress for being a continuous partner of Fashion Scout, and for their professionalism each and every season.
Words by Luke Connolly and Annabel Waterhouse-Biggins
Photography by Samira Eugster, Nicholas Kristiansen and Maja Jankowska
This year, Fashion Scout was very pleased to have Gold Collagen backstage and front of house, keeping the skin and energy levels of models, influencers, and photographers alike in perfect condition.
We asked the digital team what they thought of Gold Collagen's beauty drinks, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. One photographer said that they were surprised something that was good for your skin, could taste this good too. If your skincare routine is getting a little tired, especially in the cold weather, and no amount of moisturiser or extra attention in terms of outside products seems to be making a difference, why not give Gold Collagen a try?
"I love the little glass bottles, and the fact that I know I'm doing something good for my skin beyond the average"
Laura Cawdron, Digital Writer
Fashion Scout would like to thank Gold Collagen for their support this season, and for providing bursts of energy throughout the show schedule- as well as the prolonged improvement in our skin!
The Fashion Scout team are moving to a larger premises this week, and we want to make sure you all know where to find us!
From the 1st March, the Fashion Scout office will be based at the following:
East London Works
75 Whitechapel Road
Please update your records!
The British Fashion Council and the British Council united with Mercedes-Benz to present work from emerging fashion designers from 26 countries for the International Fashion Showcase 2017. The group plays a central role during London Fashion Week, as it celebrates the global scale of fashion in modern culture.
Fashion Scout is pleased to announce that this year’s FAD competition winner, in collaboration with Missoni, is Amy Carter: a final-year student at Nottingham Trent.
Turkish design duo Neslisah Yilmaz and Nur Caglayan returned to Fashion Scout today to present Barrus AW17 collection. Renowned for taking elements from Turkish history and infusing them with innovation, the latest Barrus collection was inspired by the seventh wonder of the ancient world: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.