Zhi Chen dropped out of university as an engineering student in China to pursue her dream of working in fashion. After winning a national scholarship to study at Parsons School of Design in New York, Chen studied both in the USA and at London College of Fashion. Shortly, after graduating, Zhi founded i-am-chen.
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The highly anticipated, London Fashion Week is nearly upon us and whilst members of the fashion industry are busy with their final preparations it is down to the rest of us to organise our week’s schedule. London Fashion Week captures the finest creative talent and whether you are there in person or not, a lot can be gained from the inspirational events ahead.
For SS19, brand Lunyee are bringing their inimitable aesthetic honed by their experiences in London and from their cultural upbringing in China to the Fashion Scout schedule. Taking inspiration from the 'Chinese boomtown Shenzhen', the studio have combined the traditional heritage of the city with the future and modern identity of their home.
Originally from Seoul, Ike Seungik Lee, studied MA Fashion at Kingston University, graduating in 2016. Since then, Ike has taken his label Starsica, and the experimental designs to new heights. After being named a One to Watch for SS18, Starsica has shown his innovative collections in London many times.
Aucarre, the Athens based brand with an anthropological approach, have been named as a One to Watch for SS19! Inspired and influencer by the notion of the female, and taking cues from feminine surrealism, the two women behind the label, Eirini and Dimitra Skalidaki have traversed the space between politics and design.
Focused on progression through innovation, the Argentine Nous Etudions, was created by Romina Cardillo in 2014. Since then, the minimalist, heavily tailored and vegan silhouettes have graced the catwalk of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Chile, collaborated with YOOX on 'The Next Green Talents' and now, joins Aucarre and Price on Request as Fashion Scout's SS19 Ones to Watch!
Born in Taiwan, raised in Malaysia, Simon Mo’s unique background has honed in his work, an extraordinary and inimitable perspective. After graduating with a BA in Womenswear from Central Saint Martins in 2012, Simon went on to work at Alexander McQueen and Nathan Jenden’s ‘Mask’ in Shanghai.
Ada Zanditon is the couture brand loved and worn by Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Aisling Bea and many more, for it's luxurious tendencies and socially conscious individuality. Upon learning that pink has recently been discovered as the worlds oldest colour, with pigments found behind the Sahara desert, Zanditon is creating a collection that explores ancient environmental history, and the journey that the earth has taken from pre-humanity and into the imagined future, for SS19.
Cassey Gan, the Malaysian designer with an eye for geometry, maximalism and vibrant palettes, is returning to Fashion Scout for Spring Summer 2019. In reaction to Malaysia's altering political scene, comes a collection is bold in prints, colourful and embodies a hopeful and optimistic spirit. We caught up with the designer ahead of her show at Freemasons' Hall, to hear more about her primary inspiration David Hockney, whose pop art of the sixties and confident use of colours created an aesthetic basis for Cassey's work.
Rosella May is the fresh and pioneering voice bridging the space between creativity and social issues, through a denim focused lens. The young designer created her eponymous brand during her time as a denim designer for Calvin Klein in Amsterdam, and for SS19, has collaborated with Scottish Association for Mental Health, on the 'Stigma' collection.
A-Jane is the eponymous brand created by Alice Jane, originates from Malaysia, studied new music composition at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany. After spending time immersing herself in abstract forms of art and learning to challenge mainstream norms, Alice moved toward design.
Jiri Kalfar, hailing from the Czech Republic, made his international debut in London last year, showcasing a glamorous and intricate collection dominated by feminine silhouettes and a depth of detail not often seen on the contemporary scene. Selected as one of Nylon's emerging designers to watch in 2015, Jiri possesses a unique understanding of sophistication and luxury. When paired with his ability to harness history, politics and art into fabrics, textures and patterns, pieces, Jiri makes magic.
As an integral part of Fashion Scout's ethos is to provide a platform for international designers, and increase global visibility for creative designers regardless of their country of origin, we recently travelled to Belgrade Fashion Week, as part of Fashion Scout South East Europe.
Fashion Scout is proud to congratulate Edda Gimnes, the Norwegian Womenswear designer, with her label “EDDA” on her win at the Costume Norge Awards last night, hosted at Oslo, Norway. EDDA won the Costume Award for Norwegian Designer of the Year. It comes as no surprise that she won, with her larger-than-life aesthetic and fascination for colour and texture.
N&S Gaia represented by Sidharth Sinha, is a contemporary womenswear label based in New Delhi. Ahead of N&S Gaia's spring summer 18 catwalk show, the beauty looks backstage were pushing boundaries as the artistic potential of make up was explored.
We caught up with Rocky Star, the innovative Indian designer, known for altering perceptions of fashion in his home country. After an awe inspiring show for spring summer 18 we caught up with the creative to hear about his inspirations and thoughts on the show.
To bring awareness to the poaching crisis, with a particular focus on African elephants, Fashion for Conservation (FFC) got in touch with twenty-one designers from across the world, to create a collection based on each designers interpretation of ‘the elephant’.
This year at Fashion Scout, Swedish designer Louise Linderoth brought us her SS18 collection, “Have a Seat”. After recently coming to terms with her spinal cord injury, Louise Linderoth became inspired by not only her personal struggles, but the approach fashion designers today take towards model diversity and acceptance.