DESIGNER| Spring/Summer 13 Merit Award winner, Heohwan Simulation

If Heohwan Simulation is a name that sounds familiar, that's not surprising; picked as Vogue's Fashion Week favourites back in February, and later selected by Vogue Italia's Sara Maino as an exhibition-pick in Paris, Heohwan Simulation have emerged as forerunners in the pick of fashion's best.

Graduating from London's Royal College of Art in 2007, and a Vauxhall Fashion Scout 'One-to-Watch' for the coming season, Korean-born Hwan Heo has established a menswear-rooted, but fundamentally feminine aesthetic, working luxurious silks with contrasting, and exposed zip-leather detail.

The Spring/Summer '13 Merit Award winner will be awarded a £25,000 prize-fund to provide a financial springboard to ensure a platform equal in strength to their designs, starting with a stand-alone VFS showing in Freemasons Hall in September.

For more information about Heohwan Simulation, and images from their previous collections, be sure to visit the Heohwan Simulation website, here.