This season saw three winners, Nous Etudions, an Argentine brand created by designer Romina Cardillo in 2014, Price on Request, an award-winning multi gender brand based in Zagreb, Croatia, and AuCarre, an Athenian brand focused on emphasising feminine power showcase in the Ones to Watch show. Find out more by watching our behind the scenes video available now!
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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.
The Merit Award is a new talent initiative by Fashion Scout that enables upcoming designers to receive support and development with their collections, designs and businesses on an international scale. Over the years, winners have debuted their collections at London Fashion Week, featuring everything from graphic knitwear to pieces made with ostrich feathers. Below are our top 5 avant-garde and innovative collections picked out from the pool of our talented Merit Award winners.