Fashion Scout is proud to announce the winner of its prestigious Merit Award for SS16 is Katie Roberts-Wood.
Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014, Katie’s MA collection, ‘Synch’, was critically acclaimed, winning the ‘Collection of the Year Award ’ at International Talent Support (ITS) 2014, as well as the ‘Vogue Talents Award’ in recognition of the technical innovation, bold aesthetic and highly creative nature of the collection.
In winning this season’s Merit Award Katie will receive a fully sponsored catwalk show during London Fashion Week as well as exhibiting in Fashion Scout London and Paris where she will be introduced to the world’s top buyers.
Katie was selected from over 200 emerging designers from across the world who applied for Fashion Scout’s Merit Award. She follows in the successful footsteps of past winners including David Koma, Eudon Choi, Phoebe English and Xiao Li. Fashion Scout’s Founder and Creative Director Martyn Roberts commented “Katie’s graduate collection was outstanding and deserved all the international attention.
The new collection she is developing for the Merit Award builds on this experimentation, taking her creativity to a new level” Katie’s new collection will be launched under the ROBERTS|WOOD label. Her approach to the design process focuses on construction techniques and the manipulation of materials; playing with repetition, structure and texture to create unexpected tactile and visual effects. The collections are borne from a fascination with nature and science, but are always imbued with a pervading sense of the unreal.
The Merit Award Winner will exhibit her collection at Fashion Scout London from Friday 18th - Tuesday 22nd September at the Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden.