Fashion Scout was happy to hold the Merit and Ones to Watch Award selection panels for the upcoming Autumn Winter 19 season yesterday. In the main lounge of Hanbury Hall Café, designers from all over the world came to showcase their original and innovative garments. The traditional hall was filled with colourful and lavish apparel, changing its atmosphere into a couture spectacle. The experienced judges were presented with collections from established, emerging and international designers with the anticipation of being shortlisted for the renowned awards. They enjoyed over 40 collections and spent the day contemplating the future of fashion talent.
Growing up within a creative environment has heavily influenced Sadie Williams’ career. She has said that her father, being a primary school teacher, often took her to museums and encouraged other cultural activities. Whilst her mother “would often work with textiles and soft furnishings”. She has spoken about her frequent visits to Shepherd’s Bush Market with her mother, to buy fabric. These seem to spark a sense of nostalgia.
Following Rosella's denim based graduate collection and her job at Calvin Klein jeans, the brand naturally followed a denim path. Rosella May is a gender-neutral brand directed by Rosella May herself. The eponymous brand focuses on a balance of clean silhouettes and innovative textural fabrics- we caught up with the emerging designer backstage after her successful and vibrant presentation to talk about mental health, not giving up and denim.
Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) in partnership with Fad Institute of Luxury, Fashion & Style Dubai (Fad Dubai) unveiled Egyptian label Three Fifty Nine by designer Marwa Sayed at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week this September.
This season saw three winners, Nous Etudions, an Argentine brand created by designer Romina Cardillo in 2014, Price on Request, an award-winning multi gender brand based in Zagreb, Croatia, and AuCarre, an Athenian brand focused on emphasising feminine power showcase in the Ones to Watch show. Find out more by watching our behind the scenes video available now!
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.