The Vauxhall Fashion Scout Selection Panel for London Fashion Week S/S13 has come and gone, but the excitement is still with us a week on...
Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch housed over 40 designers, 14 industry experts and hundreds of beautiful garments last Tuesday, which saw the seasonal Vauxhall Fashion Scout Selection Panel hand-pick the designers that will be joining us at the Freemason's Hall for September's London Fashion Week and the Fashion Scout Showroom in Paris.
Amongst the selected designers, the Merit Award Winner & One's To Watch Designers were selected- the awards that highlight the leading emerging talent at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. These highly esteemed awards have gone to truly talented designers in the past, helping them launch their careers into the industry. Previous Merit Award Winners have included:
Hermione De Paula
Applying for catwalk, exhibition and Paris Showroom places, Vauxhall Fashion Scout had nearly 200 applicants for S/S13.
With just the afternoon to select the designers they believe will be the leading new talent for Vauxhall Fashion Scout, our panel of prestigious fashion industry individuals came from all areas within the fashion world- buying, marketing, designing, anything a designer could possibly need when trying to break into the industry.
Our Vauxhall Fashion Scout Panel this season were:
Martyn Roberts- Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Charlotte Gunstone - Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Ruth Runberg - Browns
Erin Mullaney - Avenue 32
Stefan Siegel - Not Just A Label
Jessica Bumpus - Vogue.com
Tui Lin - POP Magazine
Judith Tolley - CFE
David Koma - Designer & VFS Alumni
Eudon Choi - Designer & VFS Alumni
Rebekah Roy - Stylist
Laura Margott - Vauxhall Motors
Katie Oyler - Vauxhall Motors
Karen Harper - Toni&Guy
Now heading into our 14th season, the "home of new talent", Vauxhall Fashion Scout is the leading platform for exciting new fashion designers to showcase their talent to London Fashion Week and the world.
Make sure you stay tuned to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout blog for all the information for September's London Fashion Week and our new line up of designers, and keep up with up-to-date news with the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Twitter, here.