CATWALK| Former Vauxhall Fashion Scout Designer Masha Ma at Paris Fashion Week

Designer Masha Ma has hit dizzying fashion heights since showing her collections with Vauxhall Fashion Scout; the AW12 Catwalk at Paris Fashion Week being the latest success.

The Chinese born designer studied at the prestigious Central St Martins before being picked by Vauxhall Fashion Scout to showcase her designs as part of the home of new talent.

Masha Ma works between Shanghai and Paris (where her stylist Andrej Skok is based) but PFW AW12/13 was her first standalone Parisian catwalk debut.

The collection, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s short story ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, clearly portrays the themes of strength and femininity. The dreamy shades of cream and pink mixed with ink blue, dark beige and midnight black echo the themes of the story and create a strong and confident collection. An array of fabrics, from goats fur to cashmere, create a sculptured  winter look with fur collared coats and cropped pleated jackets.

By Cass Gowing, VFS Blog Editor