NEWS| VFS Opens Applications for Autumn/ Winter 13-14
Internationally recognised talent launch pad, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, officially opens its applications for London & Paris Fashion Week.
Applications open today with successful applicants being hand-selected by a panel of esteemed fashion industry experts.
Hailed a “talent goldmine” by Vogue.com, Vauxhall Fashion Scout is renowned both in the UK and around the world as a platform for the very best emerging designers. Vauxhall Fashion Scout has been responsible for showcasing some of the most innovative names in the industry including: Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Felder Felder, William Tempest, Iris Van Herpen, Eudon Choi, Phoebe English & Hellen van Rees.
“Vauxhall Fashion Scout is the lifeblood of new talent. With thirteen successful seasons of showcasing, Vauxhall Fashion Scout has launched a whole new generation of creative designers. We are at the forefront of discovering and developing future design talent.” Martyn Roberts, Director - Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Now entering its 14th season, Vauxhall Fashion Scout attracts over 12,000 guests during London Fashion Week to its Covent Garden location each season. Boasting two catwalk halls, an exhibition space and a VIP & Media Lounge, Vauxhall Fashion Scout continues to expand and attracts a global audience.
From Friday 26th October, Womenswear designers can apply for Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s coveted awards. Applicants can also apply for catwalk, presentation and salon shows, and alongside accessory designers, can apply for both the London Exhibition and the Paris Showroom.
Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s acclaimed Merit Award is worth £25,000 over three seasons, including a fully sponsored catwalk show and a £1000 bursary in the first season. The Merit Award is an internationally recognised showcase designed to propel the very best in new design talent into the industry. Previous winners include William Tempest, David Koma, Hermione de Paula, Eudon Choi, Phoebe English and Heohwan Simulation.
Acclaimed showcase, ‘Ones To Watch’, is a back-to-back catwalk presentation, specifically designed to introduce the freshest new talents to the fashion market. With a strong heritage including Dean Quinn, Hermione de Paula, David Longshaw, Eudon Choi, Kirsty Ward & Anne Sofie Madsen, Ones To Watch provides a global platform for new designer growth.
Applications for the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom are open, providing designers with an unique opportunity to showcase their collections to international buyers during Paris Fashion Week. Returning to it’s newly launched showroom space in the heart of the Marais for its eighth season, Vauxhall Fashion Scout attracts a large, loyal and highly influential audience, introducing the best of British and international design to new markets.
To be eligible 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 then be hand-selected by a Panel of industry experts who will judge the designers on their creativity, quality of work and business potential.
Applications will be open from Friday 26th October and will close on Friday 16th November at 12pm.
For further information please visit www.vauxhallfashionscout.com