We caught up with the brand backstage at Fashion Scout Spring Summer 19 to find out more about their collaboration with Reebok for this season, and the importance of LGBTQ+ movements in their work.
Zhi Chen dropped out of university as an engineering student in China to pursue her dream of working in fashion. After winning a national scholarship to study at Parsons School of Design in New York, Chen studied both in the USA and at London College of Fashion. Shortly, after graduating, Zhi founded i-am-chen.
The Merit Award is a new talent initiative by Fashion Scout that enables upcoming designers to receive support and development with their collections, designs and businesses on an international scale. Over the years, winners have debuted their collections at London Fashion Week, featuring everything from graphic knitwear to pieces made with ostrich feathers. Below are our top 5 avant-garde and innovative collections picked out from the pool of our talented Merit Award winners.
“I also usually pick colours that I don’t like, just like a mess in my collection”
Fashion month is well underway and after analysing some of the remarkable collections shown at a rainy New York Fashion Week, watching the looks to come out at London as well as street style spotting, we have complied a breakdown of some of the SS19 trends that could make their way into your wardrobe next season.
This season at Fashion Scout we saw designers, Nous Etudions, The Swedish School of Textiles and Jiri Kalfar amongst others that altered their approach, adopting a sustainable way of designing to combat their contribution to polluting the environment. This season, vegan Argentine brand Nous Etudions, were awarded our SS19 ‘Ones to Watch’ accolade. Designer, Romina Cardillo’s SS19 collection “Creatures of the Universe”, was inspired by “nature, shapes and textures”.
We are delighted to announce that applications for the AW19 season at London Fashion Week in February 2019 open today, Monday 24th September 2019. Designers are able to apply for multiple showcase options including; Catwalk, Presentations and Installations as well as the covet Fashion Scout Awards; Merit and Ones To Watch.
After the resounding success of the AW18 Fashion Scout Masterclasses, we brought the intensive educational sessions back for SS19. Designed to help emerging creatives develop and nurture their design businesses, a team of experts from PR and branding to internationalisation and finance delivered a series of workshops and talks. We caught up with Cassey Gan, to hear more about her experience after the first talk of day one.
Fengyi Tan, the womenswear brand based in London and Shanghai, showcased their SS19 collection yesterday at the British Fashion Council Discovery Labs during London Fashion Week. As one of our AW16 Ones to Watch, we went along to see which conceptual direction Fengyi has taken, as she reimagines the philosophy of movement.
FAD is an organisation that aims to help young creatives build a sustainable design career no matter their background. The charity wants to break the boundaries and stereotypes that still exist within the fashion industry. FAD also works closely with the industry to campaign for diversity, fair access and better representation which in turn, has given so many people a platform to showcase their work.
The final masterclass of the day was held by Abdullah Abo Milhim, program leader of postgraduate courses and lecturer in economics, finance, strategy and luxury.
Our Masterclasses on Monday 17th continued, with Hannah Middleton.
The second talk was held by Hannah Middleton who has been a buyer since 1993.
On the final day of Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week we have had the Graduate Showcase take place in the Vestibule.
Rickey Wesley Harriott is a Tottenham born designer whose urban environment remains the key influence of his work.
This season we welcome back our industry insiders for the SS19 Fashion Scout Masterclasses.