Charlotte Simpson’s debut collection for Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Ones To Watch was a celebration of understated elegance and wearable-luxury.
Describing the collection as an exploration of the taste system, Charlotte's embellishment and beading are slowly integrated into the pieces; emphasising the ‘luxe‘ nature of the collection, yet maintaining its consistent wearability. In accordance with her fascination with organic biology, the entire collection was, admittedly, a show of palpable sensory delight.
As Charlotte prepares for a successful selling season, we catch up with her in Paris...
What has the initial response been to your S/S13 collection?
It has been very positive. The OTW show went very well and received a lot of good press!
Is there a favourite piece/look from the collection that you feel encapsulates your aesthetic?
My favourite piece is probably the green dress with the bright yellow embroidery. It really captures my clean and simple style mixed with the elaborate embroidery that is my signature feature.
What is the importance of showcasing your collection in Paris?
Paris is very important to be able to meet with the buyers. The visitors at the Paris exhibition are more international so you have a chance to showcase your collection to people who might not otherwise see it.
As a platform, what support that VFS has provided you with this season that you are most grateful for?
The OTW show definitely! It was great experience and really good exposure. The team have been wonderful to work with and their support is ongoing.
What will you be doing in Paris outside of the VFS showroom?
Shopping and eating macaroons!
Charlotte's full collection will be available to view in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom until 2nd October 2012.