Jiri Kalfar, hailing from the Czech Republic, made his international debut in London last year, showcasing a glamorous and intricate collection dominated by feminine silhouettes and a depth of detail not often seen on the contemporary scene. Selected as one of Nylon's emerging designers to watch in 2015, Jiri possesses a unique understanding of sophistication and luxury. When paired with his ability to harness history, politics and art into fabrics, textures and patterns, pieces, Jiri makes magic.
Fashion Scout, the independent platform for creative and international designers, will return for another exciting season showcasing pioneering global talent during London Fashion Week. This September welcomes a host of returning and emerging designers, including the Merit Award Winner for this season, and our Ones to Watch!
As an integral part of Fashion Scout's ethos is to provide a platform for international designers, and increase global visibility for creative designers regardless of their country of origin, we recently travelled to Belgrade Fashion Week, as part of Fashion Scout South East Europe.
Born in America, raised in London and originally from Ghana, Essie Buckman, the designer behind Fortie Label, has been creating pieces inspired by a clash of cultures since the labels inception in 2016.
Fashion Scout is dedicated to providing a platform for new and emerging talent, and continually supporting international designers on a global level. From the Merit Award, our new talent initiative, created to support and develop designer business on a global level, to the Ones to Watch show each season that features four emerging designers set to shake up the industry and explore new concepts.
In addition to the astonishing network of talent that is showcased at Fashion Scout each year, behind the scenes the digital team are working hard to convey all the catwalk and backstage insights on multiple platforms. The digital team made their way to London and experienced Fashion Week first hand, in awe of the intensity of the event that is fuelled by inspiration and enthusiasm.
The streetstyle at Covent Garden during Fashion Scout AW18 as exciting and eclectic as ever. Photographers gathered outside of Freemasons’ Hall to capture attendees as they arrived for each international and innovative show.
Our SS18 Merit Award winner, Edda Gimnes with her eponymous Womenswear label EDDA has been shortlisted for the LVMH Prize. The Norwegian Designer, based in London, has a penchant for artistic illustration and has previously caught the attention of the New York Times!
After a successful and vibrant season of emerging talent the international element of Fashion Scout, and the varied choices of our designers from model casting to textile techniques, we're taking a retrospective look at AW18 at Freemasons' Hall.
This season we were proud to present our first series of #FSMasterclasses at Freemasons' Hall. The masterclasses kicked off right after the AW18 shows, on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st February. Influential speakers from within the fashion industry came in to talk to designers who travelled to London from all around the globe to educate, inform and advise emerging designers on topics ranging from financial planning in an international market to creative collaborations.
For 28 seasons and counting, Toni & Guy has been the force behind London Fashion Week and Fashion Scout, bringing to life many of the designer’s collections through innovative styling and unique technical skills
Central St Martins BA womenswear graduate and environmentalist, Simon Mo, has had an impressive career within fashion design and has explored a variety of nature inspired concepts within his collections. Simon has worked with Nathan Jenson’s ‘Mask’ womenswear label in Shanghai as well as the British Fashion Council and Alexander McQueen.
London based fashion designer, Ilaria Lepore, explores notions of beauty and gender by creating minimalistic, androgynous collections. To create her contemporary styles, she uses cotton, wool and leather to challenge mainstream fashion norms. By using black exclusively in her designs accentuates the shape and the cut of the pieces, as well as experimenting with shadows and silhouettes.
With SOE Jakarta’s designer, Monique Soeriaatmadja’s lust for innovative designs, it bodes well that she formulates her collections using cut fabrics developed after working closely with weavers from all over the country.
Curated by Olga Korovina and Cat Williams, Who Are We Now’s alternative London Fashion Week event showcased the emerging designs from the students of Central Saint Martins with backstage and behind the scenes help from students all across the six UAL universities.
Limkokwing University, based in Malaysia, is Asia’s most international university. It’s main campus hosts 30,000 students from over 160 countries, making it the premium yet competitive place to study. There are almost 200 ambitious programmes that cover all creative industries and they are the world’s first University to have a fashion label, investing consistently in their students’ futures.
We start our final day with a show from Soe Jakarta at 12:00. Exploring Indonesian traditional textiles and infusing them with modern, urban aesthetics. Creating clothes with a story, using labour intensive fabrics with modern technical fabrics, creates a quirky touch to the collection.
As expected, Rocky Star’s return to Freemasons Hall for his Autumn Winter 2018 collection was nothing short of sensational. Flaunting exceptional craftsmanship, superb attention to colour and tone, and exquisite contouring, Star reinvigorates his signature styles.
The Autumn Winter 2018 collection Starsica electrified the audience with practical, everyday pieces while still cultivating an atmosphere of childish intrigue.