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.
With a mission to use the power of fashion to raise awareness on the poaching crisis and fund Fashion for Conservation began the global tour of their exhibition all over the world, Canada, US, Spain and Europe have been subject to these profound collections that work so hard to convey their messages worldwide.
Proud sponsor, Kryolan make-up, has returned to Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 18. The Berlin based brand has been working with creative industries like film, theatre and television for over 70 years.
Fashion Scout is the ultimate hub for new talent and the annual event attracts an assembly of social media influences, bloggers and fashion insiders. Photographers gather around to capture their innovative outfits.
A self-confessed full blown maximalist Kristel Kuslapuu’s collection is an explosion of bold, whimsical designs in bright tones, innocent curls and tiaras, and powerful political slogans.
With an array of astrological inspired prints with a colour palette of blue hues and cream accents. We saw intricate white stitching imitating constellations on sky blue, loose-fitting garments, as mellow beats from DJ Questionmark played in the background.
After a long day filled with amazing shows and innovative designs, INIFD LST added even more vibrancy and colour on to the catwalk. As Nadia Essex sang along to the 70’s mix tape and Olivia Buckland bopped her head to the music, we saw an array of jacquard textiles and bold patterns.
Reliable and efficient, Propress Professional Streamers, have once again made Fashion Scout that little bit easier backstage. Their conscious efforts to ensure the designer’s creations are looking their very best doesn’t go a miss. When the lights beam down and the first model is about to step onto the catwalk, you can be sure that the dress she is wearing is in perfect condition.
This AW18 collection is another flawless display for Taiwanese-born designer Malan Breton. Blending cold leather and harsh silhouettes with sumptuous textures and audacious prints, Breton demonstrated once again that he is the master of fusing fabrics, tones and form.