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NEWS| Emma J Shipley wins Emerging Fashion Brand award at WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013

Congratulations to Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley who was awarded with the Avery Dennison Emerging Brand Awards at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. 

Emma J Shipley, who is known for her intricately detailed luxury scarves, was awarded the esteemed accolade at the fourth annual WGSN awards ceremony last night at the V&A, London. 

Full list of winners: 

Hall of Fame Award

Christopher Bailey, Burberry
Catrice Womenswear Designer
Erdem Moralioğlu, Erdem
Menswear Designer
Oliver Spencer
Accessories & Footwear Designer
Nicholas Kirkwood
Sustainable Design Team
Sports/Activewear Design Team
Sweaty Betty
Kidswear Design Team
Gap Kids
 Best Store
Tsvetnoy Central Market in Moscow, Russia
The Outnet
LYCRA® Future Designers
Lucy Gardner
Womenswear Design Team
& Other Stories
Menswear Design Team
Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team
iSKO Denim Design Team
G-Star RAW
Intimates & Swim Design Team
Best New Store/Refit
Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, France
Best Multi-Channel Retailer
Best Buying Team
Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand
Emma J Shipley

Congratulations to Emma and all other winners/finalists.

By Cass Gowing, Editor, @CassGowing.



NEWS| Emma J Shipley part of Graham and Brown's New Wave project

Emma J Shipley is one of 12 designers selected for Graham and Brown's New Wave project. As part of the initiative, Emma will be launching two new wallpaper designs based on 'what British Pattern means to me'.

New Wave is a collaborative project between Graham & Brown and design journalist Barbara Chandler who have selected 12 designers across a wide range of industries (from fashion, illustration and graffiti, to new designers with their own emerging labels). Graham & Brown and Barbara Chandler have selected 15 designs to launch as part of New Wave project and selected two of Emma J Shipley's designs. 

Fashion Scout caught up with Emma and spoke to her about this news: 
"I'm really excited to be working with Graham & Brown, which will enable me to bring my signature design style to a wider audience for the home. I hope my designs will stand out from wallpapers currently on the market, with an unconventional and fantastical take on traditional British pattern, inspired by the unique beauty of the natural world"

The designs will be launched later this year, keep up to date by following Emma J Shipley on Twitter. 

By Editor, Cass Gowing @CassGowing
Images (not of the New Wave collaboration) are courtesy of Emma J Shipley. 



NEWS| Emma J Shipley nominated for WGSN's Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand Award.

Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley has been nominated for WGSN's Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand Award. Emma is one of four emerging designers who are finalists for the accolade which will be awarded in October at the 2013 WGSN Global Fashion Awards. 

Emma Shipley's unique merging of fashion and fine art in the creation of detailed, wearable scarves has led to her popularity grow rapidly after showcasing her SS13 collection with Fashion Scout in September 2012. Emma's WGSN nomination comes shortly after her win of the UKFT RISE Award for Best Newcomer.

Tim Voegele-Downing, global creative director, Avery Dennison RBIS commented "the entries were phenomenal; the finalists created inspired fashion collections and truly understand the importance of product branding."

You can view all WGSN Global Fashion Awards finalists on their website

By Cass Gowing, Editor @CassGowing
Images from Fashion 156



NEWS| Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley wins UKFT RISE Award for Best Newcomer

Huge congratulations to Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley who has been awarded the UKFT Rise Newcomer award.

“Supporting fashion’s upcoming stars, the Hotel Indigo UKFT Rise Newcomer was presented
to luxury label Emma J Shipley, founded in 2012, in recognition of her successes with her
opulent scarves and textiles, which blur the boundaries between fine art and fashion.”

The awards were presented by HRH The Princess Royal, President of UKFT at One Mayfair last night and were accompanied by a catwalk produced by Fashion Scout.

The evening saw eleven awards presented across a range of categories, congratulations to all award winners from the evening!

For more information, visit their website



NEWS| Emma Shipley in IDOL magazine

Following her recent collaboration with IDOL magazine, luxury scarf designer Emma Shipley talks to the magazine about London Fashion Week and her SS13 collection. The Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer gives IDOL magazine an insight into her world of illustrated exotic animals and the inspiration behind her work.

The magazine commented on her fascinating use of a “half imagined and half real” jungle paradise. The young designer reflects on her trip to the Amazon which brought on inspiration for colours and the exotic atmosphere that runs through the collection. Commenting on her Anthropologie wallpaper launch, Emma Shipley catches up with IDOL on her Premiere Classe award for new accessory designer that she says “gave me a lot of exposure to international buyers”

As well as explaining her hand drawn pencil techniques and her recent collaboration with Tomasz Donocik, the accessories designer talks about working with interior designers where she can bring her own flair to items like wallpaper, rugs and furniture. She goes on explaining how important it is to find a style that is completely your own as advice for other young designers and illustrators.
On how much fun she had with IDOL magazine, Emma says she loved it and enjoyed the freedom of doing “just pure illustration for print” which she says is something she has never done before. “I loved how they ended up in the final images juxtaposed with the fashion shots, I thought it looked really great!”
Text by Vanessa Omoregie, images from IDOL magazine




Royal College of Art graduate Emma J Shipley debuted her collection of luxury scarves at London Fashion Week in February 2011. Showcasing at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, the designer’s creations have gained attention for their beautifully intricate patterns which all derive from Emma’s original pencil drawings. Nature’s hidden treasures create the backdrop of inspiration for her work where artistic vision and technical work meet. Her modern interpretation of some of Britain’s great artists comes together with scientific theories of evolution that create stories within the scarves themselves. She has since been picked up by Browns, Fenwick, and Wolf & Badger here in London. The young designer is now over in our Paris Showrooms where she hopes to expand her brand internationally. Vauxhall Fashion Scout caught up with Emma J Shipley in Paris: 
What has the initial response been to your S/S13 collection? 
I've had a great response to the collection. People have commented that it is very unique and something they haven't seen before, which is great because that is what I wanted to achieve.
Is there a favourite piece/ look from the collection/ a look that you feel encapsulates your aesthetic?
The Amazon Jungle silk chiffon scarf. It's one of the most simple pieces, in that its direct translation of my original drawing, in monochrome colour. I would say it encapsulates my collection perfectly.
What is the importance of showcasing your collection in Paris?
It is so important for sales as most 'serious business' is done in Paris. It also gives us amazing exposure to buyers from all around the world such as the far east and USA.
As a platform, what support that VFS has provided you with this season that you are most grateful for?
The fantastic amount (and quality) of press generated - people in the industry really respect the VFS name and choices. Also the opportunity to show us in Paris, which can be prohibitively expensive and daunting for new designers.
What will you be doing in Paris outside of the VFS showroom- making the most of the surrounding city, or taking much deserved respite from the pace of recent weeks?
Definitely making the most of the city... It's still exciting to be in Paris even if it is for work! I have some friends over for fashion week who I'll meet up with and I have had some good tips for restaurants and galleries that I want to make time for.
Emma's full collection will be on display at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom until 2nd October 2012. 




Emma J Shipley is a luxury scarf label launched with the intention of blurring the lines between fashion and fine art. With a debut collection inspired by the Amazon jungle, mathematical equations and nature's patterns, Shipley's pieces are imaginative and beautiful. A Royal College of Art MA textiles graduate, the designer launched her label at London Fashion Week in February of this year and creates scarves from her own hand-drawn sketches. Although a relative newcomer to the fashion world, she's already stocked across London and has plans to expand internationally this season. To see for yourself how Emma J Shipley successfully merges fashion and fine art in the creation of detailed, wearable garments, then get yourself to our Freemasons hall, where the VFS exhibition will be held throughout the duration of London Fashion Week.

By Josh Walker

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NEWS| Browns Blog Takeover Day Three - Emma J Shipley and Yasmin Kianfar

For Day Three of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Browns Blog Takeover - we take an in-depth look at two Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers that are stocked in Browns this season. Following in the footsteps of established VFS alumni David Koma, William Tempest and Hermione de Paula - Emma J Shipley and Yasmin Kianfar are the latest designers to be stocked in the eponymous store. 

We take a look over the press Yasmin has received since launching her label in 2010 and catch up with Emma J Shipley to discuss showcasing her collection at the VFS Exhibition this London Fashion Week.

To read the full story, head to the Browns Blog.

By Editor Cass Gowing