In the run up to fashion week, we're taking a closer look at some of the new faces to the VFS line up. First up, we look at Hellen van Rees. Hellen is one of our four Ones to Watch designers for SS13 and will be showcasing her work with a catwalk presentation and exhibition showcase. 

Quickly gaining a reputation for her unique use of fabrics and creation of silhouettes, London based designer Hellen van Rees certainly knows how to impress. Graduating with both a BA in Fashion Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in 2009 and an MA in Fashion Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in 2012, VFS's One to Watch launched her own label. Producing handmade pieces and wasting nothing, the designer prides herself on her sustainability. With collections inspired by Chanel tweed fabrics and 3-dimensional artworks, animals with exoskeletons or the flow of water, Rees is a designer with a truly imaginative approach to her work. For a chance to step into the world of Hellen van Rees, be sure to attend the Ones to Watch show on Saturday 15th September 2012 or the VFS exhibition - which runs the full five days of fashion week - in Freemasons Hall.

By VFS Contributor Josh Walker
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Images from Hellen van Rees