The Fashion Scout selection panel for Autumn Winter 18 took place on Tuesday 28th November at the stunning Wringer and Mangle at Spitalfields Market. The lavish and luxurious rooms of Wringer and Mangle were filled with numerous collections and contrasting talent devising an insightful day for our judges. Each season there's an excited and apprehensive atmosphere as established, emerging and international designers send in their collections hoping to hold one of the creative showcases that Fashion Scout is renowned for. 

With over 30 collections to admire and observe, our selection panel consisted of six experts, with in-comparable knowledge within the fashion industry to decipher and admire the works of our wonderful international designers for Autumn Winter 18. From the most knowledgeable from fashion media to the Creative and Managing Director of Fashion Scout, Martyn Roberts, the judges represent years of expertise and an array of disciplines from across the fashion indsutry. 

Our selection panel consisted of 6 expert judges, including Martyn Roberts,  Founder and Managing Director of Fashion Scout, Ida Petersson, Womenswear Buying Director at Browns, Hattie Crisell, Acting Fashion Editor at The Times, Emma Firth, Online Fashion Editor at Hunger Magazine, Kendall Robbins, Fashion Programme Manager at The British Council, Fabio Piras, MA Course Leader at Central St Martins MA. 

Fashion Scout, the international showcase for fashion pioneers, is the UK’s largest independent showcase for emerging and established design talent during London Fashion Week. Headed up by founder and Creative Director Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout is renowned for championing, nurturing and showcasing creative design talent in London and Kiev. 

Fashion Scout’s reputation is increasing each season, holding strong links with top media personalities and buyers including Anna Wintour, Hilary Alexander, Sara Maino, Suzy Menkes, Lucinda Chambers and Sarah Mower, as well as globally recognised fashion personalities such as Kate Moss, David Gandy and Henry Holland. 

Fashion Scout look forward to showcasing and presenting new raw talent to the fashion industry in our AW18 season.


Words by Amber Whitaker 

Photography by Rory James