Central St Martins BA womenswear graduate and environmentalist, Simon Mo, has had an impressive career within fashion design and has explored a variety of nature inspired concepts within his collections. Simon has worked with Nathan Jenson’s ‘Mask’ womenswear label in Shanghai as well as the British Fashion Council and Alexander McQueen.
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London based fashion designer, Ilaria Lepore, explores notions of beauty and gender by creating minimalistic, androgynous collections. To create her contemporary styles, she uses cotton, wool and leather to challenge mainstream fashion norms. By using black exclusively in her designs accentuates the shape and the cut of the pieces, as well as experimenting with shadows and silhouettes.
With SOE Jakarta’s designer, Monique Soeriaatmadja’s lust for innovative designs, it bodes well that she formulates her collections using cut fabrics developed after working closely with weavers from all over the country.
Limkokwing University, based in Malaysia, is Asia’s most international university. It’s main campus hosts 30,000 students from over 160 countries, making it the premium yet competitive place to study. There are almost 200 ambitious programmes that cover all creative industries and they are the world’s first University to have a fashion label, investing consistently in their students’ futures.
As expected, Rocky Star’s return to Freemasons Hall for his Autumn Winter 2018 collection was nothing short of sensational. Flaunting exceptional craftsmanship, superb attention to colour and tone, and exquisite contouring, Star reinvigorates his signature styles.
The Autumn Winter 2018 collection Starsica electrified the audience with practical, everyday pieces while still cultivating an atmosphere of childish intrigue.
With a mission to use the power of fashion to raise awareness on the poaching crisis and fund Fashion for Conservation began the global tour of their exhibition all over the world, Canada, US, Spain and Europe have been subject to these profound collections that work so hard to convey their messages worldwide.
A self-confessed full blown maximalist Kristel Kuslapuu’s collection is an explosion of bold, whimsical designs in bright tones, innocent curls and tiaras, and powerful political slogans.
With an array of astrological inspired prints with a colour palette of blue hues and cream accents. We saw intricate white stitching imitating constellations on sky blue, loose-fitting garments, as mellow beats from DJ Questionmark played in the background.
After a long day filled with amazing shows and innovative designs, INIFD LST added even more vibrancy and colour on to the catwalk. As Nadia Essex sang along to the 70’s mix tape and Olivia Buckland bopped her head to the music, we saw an array of jacquard textiles and bold patterns.
This AW18 collection is another flawless display for Taiwanese-born designer Malan Breton. Blending cold leather and harsh silhouettes with sumptuous textures and audacious prints, Breton demonstrated once again that he is the master of fusing fabrics, tones and form.
Manchester based designer Zeynep launched her brand in 2013 after years of experience in the fashion industry. Glitter, sequins and all aspects of luxe red-carpet wear can be seen within her collections.
The glamorous Mimi Tran has built an equally gorgeous brand with her artistic talents and lust for elegant design. Mimi has continued to expand her brand this season from red-carpet wear to bridal that features delicate lacing and intricate beading
Selected from a long list of emerging designers by a panel of industry experts which this season included Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout's Founder and Director, esteemed fashion writer Tony Glenville, Ones to Watch's very own stylist, Rebekah Roy, and Kendall Robbins from the British Fashion Council.
Inspired by Maria Svarbova’s “Swimming Pool” series, Cassey challenged beauty standards and explored the idea that we create fictional versions of ourselves due to the pressures of social media.
Swiss fashion designer and Creative Director, Olga Roh, showcased another exquisite collection for Rohmir’s AW18 season. Championing elaborate and opulent prints with structured silhouettes, the show was awash with the designer’s passion for theatricality and timelessness.
Jiri Kalfar’s AW18 collection was another immaculate display, juxtaposing classically refined fabrics, bold colour palettes and contoured, yet loose, silhouettes.
House of MEA has been nurturing, promoting and incubating emerging and established designers from the Middle East and Asia during London Fashion Week over the last five seasons. This season, House of MEA is showcasing the following Indian and Indonesian designers: Vidhi Wadhwani, Jeny Tjahyawati, Lia Afif, Rupnidah Zarmidi, Ratu Anita Soviah, and Tuty Adib.
Returning for a 4th season, The Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), based in India, is a prestigious design academy that specialises in fashion and interior design. With 25,000 ambitious and creative students attending each year, the institution is associated with The London School of Trends (LST) in creating innovative fashion designers of the future.
Unveiling Dalia El Ali’s latest collection is Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) in partnership with FAD institute of luxury, fashion and style Dubai (FAD Dubai). Dalia has Palestinian and Lebanese heritage but she was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. She has been chasing her passion since working as an investment banker before studying fashion design at London College of Fashion in 2013.