ANNOUNCEMENT| Ones To Watch Designers September 2013:
We are delighted to announce Hannah Williams, Helen Lawrence and Renli Su as the Ones To Watch designers for SS14.
Winner of the Graduate Fashion Week Innovation and Womenswear Awards, Hannah Williams has already captured the attention of leading international media. Her silicone moulded pieces and unusual fabric combinations aim to challenge the unconventional and her stand out design skills have resulted in a collaboration collection with one of the world’s leading retailers.
Central Saint Martins MA graduate, Helen Lawrence, received her design training under the skilled hands of Alexander McQueen and Mark Fast. Since graduating, Helen has collaborated with menswear designer Craig Green, and her ability of combining innovative techniques with unconventional fabrics and highly creative textiles is quickly garnering the interest of the fashion press.
A graduate of the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Renli completed an MA in Fashion Design and Technology at LCF. The young designer’s fresh take on approach and form depicts an intrinsic bond between the wearer and the collection. With a return to nature, Renli works with reconstructed fabrics and hand-made techniques to create pieces of impeccable craftsmanship.
Ones To Watch is renowned for being one of the first places to see the very best in new UK and international design talent, Ones To Watch provides a sponsored catwalk showcase for three of the brightest emerging designers.
We spoke to Martyn Roberts, Director of Fashion Scout about the latest Ones to Watch winners: “This season presents a diverse range of exciting new talent. Ones To Watch is renowned globally for showcasing a highly creative selection of new talents and forms a recognised launch pad for the next generation of designers.”
The Ones To Watch showcase will take place at Fashion Scout on Friday 13th September at 1.30pm. See the full schedule here.