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.

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ABOUT THE DESIGNERS

1X1 STUDIO

IN 2017 YI-LING KUO STARTED HER OWN LABEL, 1X1 STUDIO, THE CONTEMPORARY LUXURY MENSWEAR BRAND. 1X1 STUDIO CREATES 3D PLAYFUL TEXTURES IN KNITWEAR AND AIMS TO BRING OUT A NEW TEXTURE WORLD OF FASHION CYCLE. YI-LING KUO USES RECYCLED MATERIALS, SPECIALIST YARNS AND CRAFTED TECHNIQUES TO RAISE AWARENESS OF UNDISCOVERED TERRITORIES.

AURÉLIE FONTAN

AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART, AURÉLIE FONTAN ESTABLISHED HERSELF AS A SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGNER, WITH A FOCUS ON BIO-DESIGN AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY. AURÉLIE’S WORK REVOLVES AROUND THE “TECHNOCRAT” CONCEPT, WHERE FEMININE, EMPOWERING AND ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY WOMENSWEAR APPAREL IS CREATED FROM THE COMBINATION OF THE LATEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY AND TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP.

BOWEN HU

BOWEN HU’S DESIGNS ARE STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY THE DESIGNER’S UNDERSTANDING OF PERSONALITIES AND PSYCHOLOGY. IT FOCUSES ON UNISEX DESIGNS WITH AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TEXTILE, COLOUR AND SILHOUETTE. THE DESIGNER’S TEXTILE BACKGROUND AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTIN IS THE INSPIRATION FOR HER COLLECTIONS STUDY ON UNIQUE SURFACES.

SHIE LYU

DESIGNER SHIE LYU WAS BORN IN CHINA AND HAS LIVED IN SYDNEY, TOKYO, LONDON AND NEW YORK. AFTER RECEIVING A BA IN FINANCE, SHE BEGAN FASHION DESIGN AT PARSONS. SHIE LYU HAS BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF THE CFDA+ GRADUATES, EYES ON TALENTS 2018 AND THE SEMI FINALIST OF HM DESIGN AWARD 2018. WITH A DESIGNER’S MATHEMATICAL WAY OF THINKING, THERE ARE METICULOUS CONSTRUCTIONS AND TEXTILES IN SHIE LYU’S WORK AS WELL AS UNUSUAL MATERIALS LIKE SILICONE RUBBERS, MOULDED PERSPEX AND HEAT-SHRINK TUBES.


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, HATTIE CRISELL - FREELANCE FASHION EDITOR (PREVIOUSLY THE TIMES), IDA PETERSSON – WOMENSWEAR BUYING DIRECTOR AT BROWNS AND FASHION STYLIST AND SHOW PRODUCER JOE TORONKA, GATHERED TO MAKE THE DECISION AT HIGHLY ATTENDED SELECTION PANEL IN APRIL 2018. 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. 

MARTYN ROBERTS COMMENTED ON THIS SEASON’S SELECTION: “THIS SEASON’S ONES TO WATCH TRULY DEMONSTRATES WHAT THE AWARD WAS CREATED TO SHOWCASE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE ON BOARD THIS SEASON A DESIGNER WHO HAS BEEN RECOGNISED FOR THEIR VEGAN AND ETHICAL INSPIRED WORK. WE HAVE A BOLD AND COLOURFUL ECLECTIC MIX OF DESIGNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MAKING ONES TO WATCH THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SS19 SCHEDULE.”

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. 

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