Central Saint Martin's graduate Hellen Van Rees walked her geometric, uniquely cubed creations down the catwalk as one of our Ones to Watch during London Fashion Week to positive acclaim. Now, she's taken her pieces across the pond and currently has her work on display in the VFS Paris showroom. With what's been an already exciting season, we chatted to the designer on the collection's response and being in Paris.

What has the initial response been to your S/S13 collection?
I've got a lot of positive responses with my SS13 collection, it was good to see the collection make so many people curious and cheerful.

Is there a favourite piece/ look from the collection that you feel encapsulates your aesthetic?
Look #10 is a mix of traditional and sculptural elements with a contrast of textures.

What is the importance of showcasing your collection in Paris?
It is a great opportunity to meet different press and buyers who may be interested.

As a platform, what support has VFS provided you with this season that you are most grateful for?
It's given me the opportunity to have my work presented in a professional way to a large group of interesting people.

What will you be doing in Paris outside of the VFS showroom- making the most of the surrounding city, or taking much deserved respite from the pace of recent weeks?
A bit of both. I've been enjoying the city by having walks and meeting some friend, but want to have some rest so I am fresh to continue with the next season and production. 

Hellen's full collection will be available to view in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout paris Showroom until 2nd October 2012.

Intro by Josh Walker
Images by Christopher Dalley, Asia Werbel

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