The search begins for the best innovative designers as Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London’s leading independent showcase, opens its applications for London Fashion Week September 2011 and Paris Fashion Week October 2011!

Renowned for showcasing some of London’s most successful talents including Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Felicity Brown, Maria Francesca Pepe, Cooperative Designs, Iris Van Herpen and William Tempest, Vauxhall Fashion Scout is LFW’s leading international platform for both Off and On-Schedule designers.

Permanently located in Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden, the event runs for the full length of LFW and features multiple show spaces including two catwalk halls, exhibition hall and media lounge.

Applications open on Tuesday 12th April 2011 to womenswear, menswear and accessory designers for
·       Catwalk
·       Presentations
·       Salon Shows
·       Exhibition
·       Paris Showroom

We are also excited to announce that application are open for VFS’s acclaimed awards - Merit Award, Ones To Watch and the newly launched Ones To Watch MEN.

The Merit Award offers a fully sponsored catwalk show and specially tailored mentoring and business support to winning designers for three consecutive seasons. Attracting leading international press and buyers, the prestigious Merit Award has previously launched William Tempest, David Koma, Hermione de Paula, Eudon Choi and Georgia Hardinge into the fashion spotlight.

Ones To Watch is a highly acclaimed platform designed specifically to launch the freshest new talents to the market in a collaborative back-to-back showcase. Providing designers with their first opportunity to show to a UK and international audience and with dedicated exhibition space in London, Ones To Watch has quickly become the leading showcase for the next generation of design talent.

We will also be opening applications for Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Paris Showroom, located next to the Picasso Museum in the heart of the Marais.

To show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, designers must have reached the creative and business level required for an event of this stature. Successful designers will be selected by our panel of leading industry experts and will be judged on their creativity, quality and business potential.

Applications open on Tuesday 12th April 2011 and close on Monday 23rd May 2011.

For further information please visit www.vauxhallfashionscout.com and to request an application form please contact show@vauxhallfashionscout.com.

Good luck!

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