Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) in partnership with Fad Institute of Luxury, Fashion & Style Dubai (Fad Dubai) unveiled Egyptian label Three Fifty Nine by designer Marwa Sayed at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week this September.
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We caught up with the brand backstage at Fashion Scout Spring Summer 19 to find out more about their collaboration with Reebok for this season, and the importance of LGBTQ+ movements in their work.
“I also usually pick colours that I don’t like, just like a mess in my collection”
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.
Maddie Williams has just under two weeks to go until her first-ever show during London Fashion Week. She first showed at Graduate Fashion Week in June last year, attracting attention for her ambitious collection championing feminism and environmental sustainability; Maddie’s A/W 18 collection will be an extension of this one, featuring rubble sacks and other unorthodox materials.
Hong Kong based designer Chen Zhi, is behind knitwear label i-am-chen, Fashion Scout Ones to Watch for AW18. We caught up with Chen Zhi to hear how the preparation for the show is going, and why i-am-chen strives to bring the fun and light-hearted spirit to people who embrace an eternal sense of childish playfulness.
We caught up with Essie Buckman, the Founder and Creative Director of Fortie Label and recipient of the Merit Award for AW18, at her studio in London. With a reputation for urban 90's streetwear, and interpreting the style of hip hop icons through her work, Fortie Label is set to be an unmissable catwalk show.
Susan Fang, London based conceptual brand and Fashion Scout AW18 One To Watch is busy preparing to showcase as part of the Ones To Watch catwalk show at 14:30 on Saturday 17th February. We caught up with the designer, who has experience with Céline, Stella McCartney and Kei Kagami, to hear how the show preparations are going, and what ideas will be explored through the new collection.
We caught up with Dani Wall, a previous volunteer at Fashion Scout with an impressive intern history at places such as Wonderland and Topman Design, to hear how volunteering helped her career - and how it could help yours!
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.
Samanta Bullock, an inspirational model and sports person, modelled deconstructed denim during the Swedish School of Textiles show during Fashion Scout SS18. As the fashion industry makes gradual changes toward inclusivity and body positivity, we caught up with the model to hear her unique perspective on an adapting industry, how we can pioneer the ultimately modern movement forward, why in the midst of an extensive and impressive international career, you should and can remain humble and true to your original progressive ambition.
We spoke with Billie Jacobina, the young designer focused upon creating fun and playful clothing, to hear how her bakery themed SS18 showcase went. From paint splattered accessories to hello kitty skateboards, the presentation embodied the pink party atmosphere, even serving Freya cocktails. Find out which unusual place the designer found her inspiration, and how collaborating with other creatives keeps the collections fresh.
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.
We sat down ahead of the September shows, to discuss what makes London creatively unique, why juxtaposing design elements helped form her brand's identity and who the EDDA 'woman' is and can be. This season's Merit Award Winner is known for blurring the lines between fashion and art, using atypical methods to ensure original collections.
Activist fashion design group Fashion For Conservation present Elephantasia, a unique group that combines rights and conservation for animals with the fashion industry. Elephantasia creates unique couture interpretations of the elephant, bringing awareness to our LFW audience on the extremity of the poaching crisis.
The super sassy and brilliantly unconventional designer Billie Jacobina will be showcasing her third collection on the Fashion Scout runway in just a few weeks’ time during London Fashion Week. Her fun, bold and wonderfully pink designs have previously stunned our judges, resulting in Billie being awarded our coveted Ones to Watch award as well as the Residency award at Graduate Fashion Week in 2016.