Celebrated for her bold cuts, defined structures and powerful embellishments, Ones To Watch alumni, Kirsty Ward, showcases her SS13 collection exclusively with Vauxhall Fashion Scout in Paris. 

Staying true to her signature aesthetic and love of tea ladies, Kirsty has evolved last season's tabards and apron fronts with a deconstruction of form. Experimenting with fabrics and contrasting textures, whilst keeping minimal silhouettes, Kirsty has emphasised garment structure. 

A simple yet striking palette of grey, white and black creates a monochrome background for her distinguished statement jewellery, introducing a rainbow spectrum for Spring. Her intrinsic splash of colour has already become a talking point and we catch up with the young designer in Paris...

What has the initial response been to your S/S13 collection?

It has been great- I'm just at PFW this season but with press days etc. I am finding this is all I need for good exposure to buyers and press.

Is there a favourite piece/ look from the collection that you feel encapsulates your aesthetic?

It generally is the biggest piece of jewellery each season - this season it is a gold and red woven necklace. there is also a layered tabard dress this is a key piece to the collection.

What is the importance of showcasing your collection in Paris?

Its the end of fashion season, so this means there is a good selection of buyers viewing my collection.

As a platform, what support has VFS provided you with this season that you are most grateful for?

Everything from advice to help press support. The mentoring sessions are great help too.

What will you be doing in Paris outside of the VFS showroom- making the most of the surrounding city, or taking much deserved respite from the pace of recent weeks?

Drinking wine and site seeing.

Kirsty Ward's S/S13 collection will be available to view in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom untill 2nd October 2012.