ONES TO WATCH

THE FASHION SCOUT COLLABORATIVE SHOWCASE, ONES TO WATCH, IS INSTRUMENTAL IN RAISING THE PROFILE OF EMERGING DESIGN TALENT GLOBALLY. ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES TO SEE THE VERY BEST IN NEW UK AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN TALENT, ONES TO WATCH PROVIDES A CATWALK SHOWCASE FOR THE BRIGHTEST EMERGING DESIGNERS.

PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN PROMOTION OF DESIGN INNOVATION, THIS SHOW IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY AND HAS BEEN CREATED TO GENERATE MAXIMUM MEDIA AND BUYER ATTENDANCE.

ONES TO WATCH DESIGNERS ARE AMONG THE MUST-SEE COLLECTIONS EACH SEASON.

ABOUT ONES TO WATCH

SELECTED FROM A LONG LIST OF EMERGING DESIGNERS BY A PANEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS WHICH THIS SEASON INCLUDED MARTYN ROBERTS, FASHION SCOUT’S FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, ESTEEMED FASHION WRITER TONY GLENVILLE, ONES TO WATCH’S VERY OWN STYLIST, REBEKAH ROY AND KENDALL ROBBINS, FROM THE BRITISH COUNCIL. FASHION SCOUT’S ONES TO WATCH PROVIDES A UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR THE BRIGHTEST NEW DESIGNERS, WITH MANY GOING ON TO BECOME ESTABLISHED LABELS IN THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION INDUSTRY. 

FASHION SCOUT FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR MARTYN ROBERTS COMMENTED ON THIS SEASON’S SELECTION: “THE ONES TO WATCH SHOW IS THE PERFECT LAUNCH PAD FOR TALENTED NEW DESIGNERS. THIS SEASON’S FOUR DESIGNERS PRESENT COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF FASHION. THIS IS THE SUCCESS OF ONES TO WATCH AND WHY IT IS SO POPULAR.”  THE ONES TO WATCH DESIGNERS WILL PRESENT THEIR NEW COLLECTIONS IN A CATWALK SHOWCASE AS WELL AS BEING PART OF THE FASHION SCOUT LONDON EXHIBITION DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK. ONES TO WATCH IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT EMERGING DESIGNERS, DEVELOP BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY AND GENERATE MAXIMUM MEDIA AND BUYER ATTENDANCE. 

AW18 ONES TO WATCH WINNERS

MADDIE WILLIAMS

GRADUATE OF EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART, BRITISH DESIGNER MADDIE WILLIAMS PRESENTED HER ECO AWARD GRADUATE COLLECTION IN JUNE 2017 AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK, SCOOPING THE CATWALK TEXTILES AWARD AND DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ETHICAL INTERNSHIP PRIZE. THROUGH HER WORK SHE SHOWS THAT 'ECO' FASHION CAN BE EXCITING AND AVANT GARDE, DISPELLING THE NEGATIVE CONNOTATION OF ECO FASHION WITH MINIMALISM. HER WORK PLAYS WITH SILHOUETTE AND TEXTURE, CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FASHION, COSTUME AND FINE ART. MADDIE WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FEATURED IN VOGUE, VOGUE ITALIA, HUNGER, SCHON, MARIC CLAIRE, YOU MAGAZINE AND THE EVENING STANDARD TO NAME A FEW. 

 

SUSAN FANG 

THREE YEARS OUT OF UNIVERSITY, SUSAN FANG HAS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP HER EPONYMOUS LABEL WHISLT WORKING UNDER MAJOR DESIGN HOUSES. HER BRAND PRESENTS ORIGINAL ALTERNATIVES TO THE USUAL GARMENT, EXPLORING THE INTERACTION OF THE BODY WITH CLOTHING, THOUGH THE EXPLORATION OF NEW COLOUR DIMENSIONS AND FRESH SILHOUETTES. HER 2015 CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS GRADUATE COLLECTION WAS WIDELY APPLAUDED BY PRESS AND WAS FEATURED IN DAZED, DEZEEN AND THE EVENING STANDARD. 

 

I-AM-CHEN

HONG KONG BASED DESIGNER CHEN ZHI IS BEHIND KNITWEAR LABEL I AM CHEN, NOW IN ITS THIRD SEASON. I-AM-CHEN STRIVES TO BRING THE FUN AND LIGHT-HEARTED SPIRIT TO PEOPLE WHO EMBRACE AN ETERNAL SENSE OF CHILDISH PLAYFULNESS. FOCUSING EXCLUSIVELY ON KNITTING, I-AM-CHEN AIMS TO CHALLENGE THE DEFINITION OF KNITTING BY CREATING GARMENTS MADE BY ADVANCED MACHINES WITH NEW TECHNIQUES, USING UNCONVENTIONAL YARNS. BY PLAYING WITH DIFFERENT MACHINES AND THREADS, CHEN CREATES UNIQUE GARMENTS FULL OF EYE CATCHING SHAPES AND WEARABLE COLOUR COMBINATIONS.  

 

KRISTEL KUSLAPUU

ESTONIAN BASED KNITWEAR DESIGNER KRISTEL KUSLAPUU'S EPONYMOUS LABEL IS JOINING THE FASHION SCOUT SCHEDULE, AFTER HAVING CAUGHT THE EYE OF THE JUDGING PANEL SHOWCASING AT TALINN FASHION WEEK. FOLLOWING GRADUATION IN 2017, KRISTEL CONTINUES TO DEVELOP HER AWARD-WINNING LABEL, WHICH HAS SCOOPED THE PRIZES OF 2008 AND 2009 SUPERNOOVA IN ESTONIA, LITHUANIA FASHION INJECTION AND ERKI FASHION SHOW, ALONGSIDE BEING SHOWCASED FOR ESTONIA AT LONDON FASHION WEEK IN THE INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE 2014. 

 


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