EXHIBITION| Lewis&Leigh at Fashion Scout London

On the final day of Fashion Scout SS15 our Lewis&Leigh pop up is up and running in our exhibition room, showcasing the diverse collections of eight talented, young designers.

Phiney Pet presents 'For Your Amusement' - a collection inspired by the British eccentric love of the funfair, exuding nostalgia and notions of merriment throughout her designs. Pet embraces colour and illustrative print within her work.

Lucilla Gray showcases a collection rich in texture and shape, utilising a minimal colour palette of aqua-marine and white with purple toned highlights, Gray focuses on textile development within her work with raised elements adding a point of difference to her designs. Scuba fabrics form a starchy yet rounded structure to Gray's silhouettes which are occasionally contrasted with sheer more fluid options.

Inspired by aircraft and architecture, Taboka Mazura displays a collection which oozes sleek style and hints at notions of deconstruction. A colour palette of grey, dark khaki, brown and white is highlighted with weathered gold tones. A highlight of Mazura's collection comes in the form of a long line waistcoat designed with a pattern taken from a paper aeroplane.

Lu La Loop presents a plethora of colour in their collection which draws inspiration from Japanese floral prints, taking traditional prints and abstracting them to create a digital aesthetic. Lu La Loop offers up a varied colour palette featured neon tones and metallic detailing.

Christian Cowan Sanluis provides a whimsical take on cult television show 'The Beverley Hillbillies' in his collection. Channelling vibes of Dolly Parton and Shania Twain, Sanluis approaches his collection with a sense of humour, featuring patchwork jackets and hessian trousers all adorned in glitter and full on sequin detailing. Sanluis' western inspired collection bursts with country glitz and glamour.

Founded by Italian designer Ciro Supino and Swedish photographer Sara Lohman, Orphan Bird showcases a collection which beautifully reinterprets traditional tailoring resulting in timelessly elegant pieces. Cream tones add light and shade to an otherwise monochrome colour palette in Orphan Bird's architecturally inspired collection.

Contemporary womenswear designer Frances O'Leary displays a collection exuding femininity. Fluid silhouettes in airy chiffon fabrics are adorned with linear prints in a navy, aqua, pink and purple colour palette as draping details and chiffon overlays perfectly complement the aqueous nature of O'Learys' collection.

Vu by Thanh Cong Vu showcases a collection which draws inspiration from iconic female figures from his cultural background. Displaying a variation of design techniques within his collection, Vu explores draping and fine embroidery within his work, his vibrant colour palette of popping tones is highlighted with black detailing whilst his sleek silhouettes exude an air of elegant femininity.

By Charlotte Muscat, (@CharlotteLM9).
Photographs by Celine Castilon.