Friday, 30 April 2010

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Opens Applications

William Tempest
David Koma
Hermione de Paula

The search begins! Today, Vauxhall Fashion Scout has opened applications for next season. Labeled a ‘talent goldmine’ by, Vauxhall Fashion Scout has built a reputation for bringing the best innovative designers to the market and the hunt is now on for the next generation of new design talent.

Designers can now apply for catwalk, presentation and exhibition space in London and Paris. Applications are also open for collaborative showcase, Ones To Watch, and the acclaimed Merit Award, which has seen the likes of William Tempest, David Koma, and Hermione de Paula propel into the fashion spotlight making it THE must see highlight of Off-Schedule.

Now entering its ninth season, Vauxhall Fashion Scout is an essential part of London Fashion Week, providing many designers with their first opportunity to show on an international platform.

Designers wishing to show must be creatively strong and have reached the business levels required to show. Designers will be selected by a panel of industry of industry experts and will be judged based on their creativity, product quality and business development of the brand.

Successful designers will also benefit from Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s coveted approach to supporting young design businesses. The initiative includes a year - long mentoring programme with targeted workshops, aiming at helping designers to build and maintain sustainable, creative businesses.

Applications are open from 1st May 2010 and close on 31st May 2010.

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Nancy Yu

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Felicities Press Reception

Last night the Fashion Scout team hotfooted it down to the newly opened Hoxton Factory for Felicities PR Press Reception with the promise of meeting bright, young design talent.

Felicities are quickly building a reputation for representing some of the best emerging designers in London and we weren’t disappointed with the range of new talent on display. Familiar faces were spotted amongst the crowd including Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers Ada Zanditon, Alice Palmer, Harriets Muse, Jacob Kimmie, and Orschel Read and we took it as the perfect opportunity for a catch up! We were also delighted to see Migh-T , one of our first Ones to Watch designers in attendance.

The Hoxton Factory, recently launched by the dynamic, young entrepreneur Tomo Kembery created the perfect background for the evening. Refined by its raw industrial space, it complimented designer collections making for a refreshing viewing space. Drinks were plentiful, cupcakes (designed especially by Jacob Kimmie) were delectable and with Sunshine from Queen of the Universe on hand to provide complimentary manicures, the evening was a great success. We could definitely get used to being this spoilt!

Felicities are continually paving the way for young credible designers and as we head into next season, we can’t wait to see what they will have in store! 

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Maude the Mouse in Disorder Magazine

Maude the fabric mouse strikes again! Fashion Scout designer, David Longshaw, has brought back his cheeky rodent friend for a third instalment of animal fun at Disorder magazine, this time interviewing Kirsty Ward. Along with penguins, moles and a few other furry friends, Maude talks to the emerging womenswear and jewellery designer about where she gets her design inspiration from, her growing career and her advice for fledgling designers.

Fiona Anderson

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Charlotte Taylor on

Here at Fashion Scout we work hard to bring you the best innovative designers. As you would expect nothing makes us happier than when they are recognised by the industry heavy weights. So imagine how happy we were to see Charlotte Taylor featured on talking about her new collection!

Charlotte’s A/W 10 collection was inspired by the unlikely, but genius mix of grannies, soap operas and penguins. Mixing tweed with navy and creams, Charlotte has produced a sophisticated and modern collection, which is playfully punctuated with a yellow penguin print.

Its not only the grannies and penguins that have everyone talking, Charlotte’s blog is just as popular, which is where we first scouted her! To read all about Charlotte’s reasoning behind her blog and the collection check out:

Amy Finch

Sophie Ellis Bextor Wears Chelsea Rebelle

Performing at T4's Koko Pops last week, the ever stylish Sophie Ellis Bextor performed in this natty little dress by Fashion Scout designer, Chelsea Rebelle. Bedecked with bows, a peplum cut skirt and finished off with fine lace at the sleeve, Sophie looked pretty as a picture.

Fiona Anderson

Monday, 26 April 2010

Mattijs in Sublime Magazine

The super talented Fashion Scout designer, Mattijs Van Bergen, has been interviewed for a feature in the sustainable fashion magazine, Sublime.  Good work Mattijs!

Fiona Anderson