Friday, 15 October 2010

Scotland Rediscovered Exhibition

Last night we were delighted to be involved with The Scotland Rediscovered Exhibition by The Scottish Textile Industry Association which was organised by Genuine PR at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The purpose of the event was to showcase the ingenuity, creativity, heritage and experience of textiles from Scotland, to highlight the diversity of textiles which Scotland offers the London market. Well known brands such as Begg Scotland (who produces scarves for Hermes and Dior), Johnston’s Cashmere (Christopher Kane) & Mackintosh combined with emerging talent from Bebaroque, Holly Fulton, Angela Cassidy and newcomers Jaggy Nettle to show the versatility of Scottish design and textiles.

It was great to experience the wealth of textiles products, which were displayed together to highlight the full spectrum of products available from Scotland. We also had an opportunity to see first-hand how the industry is flourishing despite economic pressures and competition from abroad.

VFS Director Martyn Roberts said: “ The event had a great turnout with representatives from across the fashion, design and interiors industries seeing all that Scotland has to offer. There was an exciting buzz and a number of the designers I spoke with had made sales to new stores and met new media.”

Kenny Wang

Carianne Moore In Vogue & Fiasco Magazine

Accessory designer of the moment, Carianne Moore, has appeared in not one but two notable style publications this week. Hitting the news-stands last week was the November issue of UK Vogue, which feature a fabulously fanciful cat mask designed by Moore, and shot by eminent fashion photographer, Nick Knight.
On top of that, three neckpieces from Carianne’s well received AW ’10 collection, including the ‘Saturn’ sinamay crescent necklace and black leather ‘Pandora’ choker are showcased within the latest issue of unisex fashion magazine, Fiasco.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Hospital Club's Creative's in Residence Programme 2011

The Hospital Club are looking for their new Creative's in Residence 2011. If you believe you have exceptional talent this may be for you.

The Hospital Club's Creative's in Residence programme supports an exceptionally talented group of emerging creative's over the course of twelve months. The scheme aims to coincide with the chosen creative's career. Supporting them will be mentors as well as bespoke lectures and workshops, and production support. The Hospital Club will also support them by giving them access to facilities and creative networks.

Creative disciplines may include fashion, music, painting, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, photography performance art, film and video, theatre, opera, TV, graphic design, architecture, product design, poetry or jewellery design.

Previous residents have included Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Previews One To Watch star, Dean Quinn.

For applications and for more information visit the website: Deadlines for applications are 31st October.

Amy Finch

VFS Designers Featured In NOIR Magazine

(Front cover image: Prophetik SS '11 Runway show)

Online fashion magazine NOIR, released its London Fashion Week issue last weekend containing interview features with Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers, Elliott J. Frieze, Masha Ma, Kirsty Ward and David Longshaw as well as detailed reviews of many of our runway shows and presentations for the SS '11 showcase. Check out what they thought of our designer line up for this season:

Lako Bukia:
“A highly impressive first presentation at London Fashion Week which deserves every bit of the hype it received.”

“Jeff injects style and soul into his unisex line.”

Elliott J. Frieze:
“Elliot added a sophisticated and youthful take on a classic shape.”

Masha Ma:
“A stunning collection that deserves the buzz it acquired.”

Kirsty Ward:
“By far my favourite collection of London fashion week this year!”

Fashion Shenzhen:
“This flamboyant show was a marvel of diversity and inventiveness.”

Carlotta Actis Barone:
“Impressively powerful collection”

Elson Figueiredo:
“A smart, quirky and distinctive collection.”

Florian Jayet:
“I have a sneaky suspicion that we’ll be seeing a lot more from Jayet in the future.”

Romeo Pires:
“I can see the over sized shirts becoming a big hit”

Jasper Garvida:
Belle by name- belle by nature!”

Krystof Strozyna:
“What really caught my eye was the digital animal print which brought sharp bursts of neon colour”

Orschel Read:
“This collection was thrilling: class, glamour, panache, flamboyant, eccentricity and inventiveness-I could not have asked for more.”

Agi and Sam:
“Eye catching and ‘cool’.”

Post Human Wardrobe:
“Functional and stylish.”

NOIR is available to view online now or alternatively you can purchase a printed copy from

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Saturdays Wear Jasper Garvida

If you tuned into the watch the final of 'Britain’s Next Top Model' last week, you may have caught glimpse of five gorgeous glistening dresses worn by girl group, The Saturdays during their performance of new single, ‘Higher.’ The sparkling stunners in question, were designed by no other than Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer and celebrity favourite, Jasper Garvida... Check it out above!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Posthuman Wardrobe Fashion Film

Film has increasingly become the ‘number one’ medium for showcasing a new collection or a fashion story. As well as successful runway shows, presentations and exhibitions this season, some of our designers including Carianne Moore and Posthuman Wardrobe have also opted to present their designs to the world through a digital form by creating short Fashion films.

Posthuman Wardrobe’s film presents us with an ‘urban’ aesthetic conveyed through street fighting and break dancing which was also featured at their London Fashion Week presentation last month.

Sarah Barlow

SHEER Magazine Launches

A new alternative fashion magazine entitled SHEER (What a fabulous name eh?) launched this weekend. As the brainchild of photographer Daniel Neale, SHEER looks to the ‘future of fashion’ by showcasing a new generation of young and talented creatives. Embracing the digital medium, the online publication features a short film, as well as a series of fashion editorials with beautifully composed styling and a strong, striking use of black and white photography. The cover star for the first issue is male model of the moment, Luke Worrall, who sports the latest collection from our very own Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer, Orschel-Read and styled by renowned fashion stylist, Rebekah Roy.

Although its creators and contributors are young and 'new on the scene’ so to speak, SHEER possesses sophistication, class and quality... If you don’t believe me, then check it out for yourselves here.

Monday, 11 October 2010

VFS Designers Receive Successful Press Coverage

With shows and presentations at Paris, (the final instalment to the SS’11 fashion weeks) officially over, editors and journalists worldwide are all settled comfortably back behind their desks and churning out “SS’11 Trend Reports” and “Fashion Week Round-ups” left, right and centre. SHOWstudio, Vogue, Dazed Digital, Interview Magazine, Another, Glamour, Amelia’s, Topshop: Inside Out and Labb are just a few of many notable magazines, blogs, e-zines and websites which have featured reviews on this season’s Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers and their SS ‘11 collections, with more and more being released, posted and printed each day...

Susanna Lau, a.k.a Susie Bubble of Style Bubble admits on that she “was quite taken” with Kirsty Ward and her collection of “pastel textures and diaphanous interloping structures:"

Jessica Bumpus of stated that ‘Ones To Watch’ designers; LiLee, A.Hallucination, Charlotte Taylor and Georgia Hardinge are “all indeed ones to watch:”

Amelia Gregory of Amelia’s Magazine dubbed VFS exhibition designers, Bolshie, Kirsty Ward, James Hock and YONG "the best new designers" of London Fashion Week:

Interview's Ana Finel Honigman states Masha Ma's "show was cool:"

Sarah Barlow

Eastern Superstar Wears Eudon Choi

Hong Kong actress, model and beauty pageant star, Michelle Reis, was spotted wearing Eudon Choi at's 10 year celebration party last month. The ex 'Miss Hong Kong' was dressed in the wispy orange, khaki and taupe panelled dress from Eudon’s AW ‘10 collection. With current international stockists including Harvey Nichols Hong Kong & Dubai, word of the Eudon Choi label is certainly spreading world wide. 

Kenny Wang