Friday, 10 February 2012

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Preview Shoot, in collaboration with 1883 Magazine- spotted by

 Phoebe English
Full Look: Phoebe English
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Earrings: Erickson Beamon
Duck Lamp: Luna & Curious

 Anne Sofie Madsen
Dress: Anne Sofie Madsen
Necklace: Erickson Beamon
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Fox: Luna & Curious

Heohwan Simulation
Dress: Heohwan Simulation
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Ring: Joanna Dahdah @ Wolf & Badger
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent

 Myrza De Muynck
Jumpsuit: Myrza de Muynck

Nova Chiu 
Dress: Nova Chiu
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

We are thrilled to finally present the Merit Award & One To Watch Preview Shoot for London Fashion Week A/W 12, in collaboration with 1883 Magazine. 

Merit Award winner Phoebe English, along with the four womenswear designer's selected as One's To Watch- Anne Sofie Madsen, Nova Chiu, Myrza De Muynck & Heohwan Simulation, are the first in a selection of amazing shots from the Preview Shoot. 

Available exclusively on, and in 1883 Magazine these are sneak-peak previews of the fantastic collections these new designers will be showing at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in just a week's time. 

Keep your eyes fixed here to be the first to see the rest of the images as they're released- all in time for London Fashion Week. 

For those hard-core fashion junkies, visit the Vogue website and click here. 

1883 Magazine will be available at Vauxhall Fashion Scout for London Fashion Week but head out and get your very own copy for the first of the exclusive printed visuals.

Take a sneak-peak at what they've been up to over on the 1883 website by clicking here.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Editorial Credits:
Fashion / Filippo Giuliani
Photography / Kristin Vicari
Hair / Toni & Guy
Make-up / The Body Shop
Fashion Assistant / Lindsay Robertson & Chad Burton
Video / Yeast London
Location / Sanderson, London
Models / Natalia @ D1, Ash @ Nevs, Jodie Tucker @ Bookings, Julia S @ M&P

1883 Magazine & Vauxhall Fashion Scout collaboration with

The fabulous 1883 magazine launched it's 4th issue "The Shining" this week. The magazine is a beacon in the publication world for showcasing the hottest, freshest, talent in fashion, music, film and art and this issue sees the first ever 'film' issue hit the stands.

With up-and-coming stars such as Tom Hiddleston (seen in Speilberg's War Horse) and Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations), the cover may belong to the film star's but the contents are full-to-the-brim with a stimulating blend of fashion, art and music. 

In homage to the fresh new talent at Vauxhall Fashion Scout- former OTW's menswear brand Baartman's & Siegel is featured alongside an exclusive Tom Ford beauty shoot, as well as an interview with hot-shot studio whiz-kid Labrinth. 

The amazing team at 1883 magazine are also the creatives behind the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Preview Shoot, being launched today on starting with our Merit Award winner Phoebe English and Womenswear OTW designers- Anne Sofie Madsen, Nova Chiu, Myrza De Muynck & Heowhan Simulation, with more to be released as we go full steam ahead into London Fashion Week. 

This year sees the official launch of VOGUE.COM’s fashion show email alerts. This facility lets the user sign up for an email alert to let you know when the show pictures are in from the designers. Users can sign up for a city, the season or just the designers they like. Visit for further information.

Keep your eyes glued here, or head over to our Twitter or Facebook to be the first to see the images when they're released..

Designer Spotlight: Merit Award Winner - Phoebe English

Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Phoebe English has been propelled into the fashion spotlight since graduating in 2011. Initially catching the sights of industry-insiders with her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection of black rubber and faux-hair, our previous ‘One to Watch’ is now the recipient of our Autumn/Winter ’12 Merit Award.

Since obtaining incredible stockist- London’s Dover Street Market, English has attracted a swarm of media attention in the form of both mainstream fashion publications- i-D and AnOther magazine, and cult-status bloggers- the infamous Susie Bubble.

Experimenting with organic separates, there is a beautiful simplicity to English’s contrasting material selection and experimental treatment techniques. With the L’Oreal Professional Creative, Chloe, and now with the VFS Merit Award behind her and with a CV boasting experience from prestigious fashion brands such as John Galiano and Mr Pearl, it’s only reasonable to expect great things from the young designer.

Phoebe English's collection will be shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, The Freemasons Hall on Friday 17th at 18.30. 

p.s. Incase you missed it- don’t forget to check out the exclusive interview with Phoebe on Suzie Bubble’s amazing fashion blog, here.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Girl Model Documentary comes to London..

The Vauxhall Fashion Scout team were recently invited to the preview screening of new film 'Model Girl' in Notting Hill, London.

The documentary follows a 13 year old model as she is plucked from the suburbs of Russia and placed in the heart of the Japan's fashion industry. Seen through the eye's of the 13 year-old Nadya and her American model booker, Ashley- the film was shot by established documentary film-makers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, who have already won a series of film festival awards for their intricately crafted documentaries.

The film will be aired on both sides of the Atlantic- in the USA, Canada and England. For a listing and to watch the official trailer, click here.

Official Vauxhall Fashion Scout Sponsor Announced... SNOG Frozen Yogurt is returning to VFS.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout is delighted to announce that for the second season running, SNOG Frozen Yogurt will be an official sponsor at London Fashion Week in February. 

SNOG is a perfect partner for Vauxhall Fashion Scout- supporting and advocating the latest and best in design, art, music and fashion. Having worked with prestigious London institute the Royal College of Art to develop their pop-up store for Liberties of London, SNOG has also worked with young designers in the past to develop the SNOG brand aesthetic. 

A healthy, tasty treat- SNOG is 100% frozen yogurt, using the freshest and healthiest ingredients to produce a truly delightful taste sensation. With zero fat and three gorgeous flavours to choose from- SNOG is the perfect London Fashion Week pick-me-up for the fashion elite. 

We are looking forward to welcoming back the SNOG team serving up delicious, healthy treats to the wonderful attendee's at the Freemason's Hall at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. 

Take a look at their tasty delights on the SNOG website- here.

Final Vauxhall Fashion Scout Catwalk & Presentation Schedule for A/W12 London Fashion Week Announced

We are very pleased to present the final catwalk & presentation schedule for this season's Vauxhall Fashion Scout at The Freemason's Hall, Covent Garden.

This schedule is the final, exciting list of emerging designers that will be presenting their new collections for A/W12 with VFS in February and follows the announcement of the One's To Watch MEN's line-up earlier this week.

We are delighted to be working with these incredibly talented designers and look forward to seeing their exciting new collections for this season's Vauxhall Fashion Scout. 

Sneak- Peak: Asger Juel Larsen at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Asger Juel Larsen closed the second day of Copenhagen Fashion Week in style..

Last week, the Denmark born fashion designer showed his AW12/13 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Larsen, who is known for his gothic androgyny and mixture of historical and futuristic influences presents a collection of  intoxicating medleys- a blend of the past and the future, taking inspiration from historical events and fusing it into a futuristic sci-fi sphere.

We don’t want to spoil what is to come from the designer at this February's LFW, but  there are some truly amazing things to come... we were blown away by Asger’s use of asymmetrical zips, maroon velvets and tailored trews teamed with sharp collars. Not forgetting the Russian fur hats beautifully balanced upon the model’s heads.

Winner of VFS’s Men’s One to Watch two seasons ago, Asger Juel Larsen is returning to Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season in collaboration with fellow OTW winner T.Lipop at London Fashion Week at Freemason’s Hall, Covent Garden on Wednesday 22nd February at 6.45pm.

Cass Gowing, VFS Blog Editor

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vita Coco Official Sponsor for Vauxhall Fashion Scout this february

We are thrilled to announce that Vita Coco will be joining us for another season as an official on-going sponsor for A/W12 London Fashion Week this February.

Vita Coco- the  fun, refreshing coconut water drink was created and founded by Ira Liran and Michael Kirban in 2003. Having developed the concept in Brazil- where coconut water was incredibly popular, the pair worked with local businesses to produce an authentic, luscious drink and took the brand to their home country of the USA. 

Providing you with all the drive and energy you need to get you through the frantic timetable at London Fashion Week- Vita Coco's eight flavours include 100% of your GDA of calcium, and contain no fat and less sugar than an apple, along with the super hydrating properties that will give you the well-heeled boost you need to deal with the hectic schedule during London Fashion Week.

A range of mouth-watering flavours on offer- the drink has become phenomenally popular across the pond with investors including Madonna, Matthew McConaughey and Demi Moore, as well as Rihanna becoming the face of the brand in 2010. 

The perfect blend of refreshment and taste- we are extremely looking forward to welcoming the Vita Coco team to The Freemason's Hall this February for another exciting season at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Take a look for yourself at the Vita Coco website 

Elisa Palomino featured in Wonderland Magazine

Since launching her own label in 2010, Elisa Palomino has enchanted the fashion set with her ethereal design inspired by Victorian paintings of imagined woodland folklore.

The interest of the fashion set was piqued with her Spring/Summer ’12 showing with us in our Freemasons space, and Palomino continues to capture the attentions of renowned fashion publications, such as Wonderland magazine. 

Read what she had to say to Jack Mills about her fairy-inspired fashion, and notable CSM classmates, Chalayan and McQueen here.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Meet the OTW MEN: ToBeFrank

ToBeFrank is a menswear label that has been inspired by the original gentleman. Born in Rotherham - Frank Philips, the mind behind the brand,  finds inspiration from the branches of her family tree. 

Having studied Fashion at Huddersfield University, Frank went onto intern at Anna Sui in New York, and went onto to gain trading experience at Topman. The soul of the ToBeFrank brand is Frankʼs Grandmother, with the surrounding energy and inspiration stemming from the upbringing Frank had as a child - a beautiful blend of upper and middle class lifestyles.

Combining these variant classes and lifestyles, Frank creates a wardrobe for the strong-minded man. The label celebrates the life of the past and the men of the future with dynamic cut and tailoring to dress todayʼs gentleman.

Meet the OTW MEN: Julian Zigerli

Julian Zigerli, who was born and raised in Switzerland, travelled to Germany at the age of 20 to study at The University of Art in Berlin.

Upon graduating from a course in Fashion Design, Julian returned to Switzerland to set up his own, self-entitled design label, with his first collection being shortlisted for the Swiss Design Prize in 2011.

Designed for the fashion confident and stylish individual, the founding concept of the Julian Zigerli label is the construction of the garments using innovative Swiss textiles.

Meet the OTW MEN: Joseph Turvey

A recent Masters graduate from the London College of Fashion, Joseph Turvey began his education in womenswear- experimenting with traditional pattern cutting techniques, using unexpected and unconventional fabrics, before transferring to menswear design.

Having interned with iconic designers such as Louise Gray and Katie Eary, Joseph also provided illustrations for a number of fashion publications. These illustration skills transcended into his menswear collections- exploring the application of surface design and incorporating digital print into his design.

Finding inspiration in iconic men from the past and present, such as David Attenborough and Edie Bouvier Beale- Joseph explores with textures- pushing and challenging traditional conceptions of menswear.

Meet the OTW MEN: Bodybound

Central Saint Martin’s graduate Kim Choong-Wilkins is “pumping sex back into a craft that has become lust-less”.

After joining the team at Alexander McQueen, Kim moved onto gain further skills at the Royal College of Art with a MA in menswear. After working for brands such as Emernigildo Zegna and Matthew Williamson, Kim set up brand Bodybound, with an aim to bring the ‘dazzle’ back to Menswear.

Seeing fashion as a “medium for rallying against mediocrity “, Bodybound challenges traditional ideas. The new collection ‘Dystopia’ exploring symbols of conformity and paradox.  

Fashion Scout announces 
OTW MEN AW12/13 winners

Gentlemen! It is your time

Fashion Scout announces 
OTW MEN AW12/13 winners

Vauxhall Fashion Scout - the internationally recognised home of new talent - is delighted to announce

Joseph Turvey
Julian Zigerli

as the line up for Ones To Watch MEN for AW12/13.

Specifically tailored to the men’s market on London Fashion Week’s dedicated menswear day, Ones To Watch MEN is a collaborative platform for four of the hottest new talents, selected by panel of industry experts. This season the Judging Panel included Katy England, Holly Shackleton Editor of i-D Magazine, Jessica Bumpus of, Style Bubble’s Susie Lau, Marios Schwab, Felder Felder, David Koma, Hanna Emslie from Selfridges, Zara Martin for Village Bicycle, Rebekah Roy, and Vauxhall Fashion Scout´s Founder and Director, Martyn Roberts.

Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Kim Choong-Wilkins is, “pumping sex back into a craft that has become lust-less”. The designer behind the BODYBOUND label joined the team at Alexander McQueen, before continuing his studies at the Royal College of Art with a MA in menswear. After working for Emernigildo Zegna and Matthew Williamson, Kim set up brand BODYBOUND, with an aim to bring the ‘dazzle’ back to menswear.
 Joseph Turvey

Finding inspiration in iconic men from both the past and present, Joseph Turvey is constantly pushing the boundaries of existing menswear conceptions. Mastering a mixture of experimental textures, transferable illustrative techniques and digital prints, the recent London College of Fashion MA graduate constantly brings new and original ideas to the catwalk. Today he is named OTW MEN AW12-13 but he is not new to the house, previous season he contributed with his extraordinaire abilities to illustrate, see here.

Julian Zigerli

Julian Zigerli, was born and raised in Switzerland before travelling to Germany to study at The University of Art in Berlin. Julian set up his own, self-entitled design label after graduation with his first collection being shortlisted for the Swiss Design Prize in 2011. Designed for the fashion confident and stylish individual, the founding concept of the Julian Zigerli label is the construction of the garments using innovative Swiss textiles.

ToBeFrank is a menswear label that has been inspired by the original gentleman. Born in Rotherham, Frank Philips finds inspiration from the branches of her family tree. Graduating from Huddersfield University, Frank went onto work for Anna Sui in New York before gaining trading experience at Topman. The soul of the ToBeFrank brand is Frank’s Grandmother, with the surrounding energy and inspiration stemming from the upbringing Frank had as a child.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Designer Spotlight: Florian Jayet

Florian Jayet as a designer came to fruition after an unexpected start pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, however an interest sparked by his familial ties to fashion led the French-born designer down a different route altogether.

Inspired by his tailoress Grandmother, at age twenty-two, Jayet took to the arts- choosing to study History of Art (BA) at Paris’ first school of fashion, ESMOD. Since graduating, the young designer came to London, where he refined his craft in the studios of Alexander McQueen and Eymeric François.

Using his practical skill and biologist background as a foundation, Jayet explores nature as an avenue for inspiration; with recent collections being bold, fitted and highly structured, alike the exoskeletons of insects. 

Using his cultured upbringing as an influence in his work, Florian often finds inspiration from world cultures and civilisations for his collections. The self-described surrealist focuses primarily on structure and the use of unconventional materials as a means of using clothing to serve as a powerful projection of the “Modern Woman’s” societal role. 

Join us at Freemasons Hall on Saturday 18th at 12.30 to see Jayet’s Autumn/ Winter 12 presentation.

Sara McAlpine VFS Contributor
Follow her @sara_mcalpine

Vauxhall Fashion Scout is pleased to announce The Body Shop will be with us for another season!

We at Vauxhall Fashion Scout are delighted to announce the The Body Shop as our on-going official make-up sponsor for London Fashion Week. 

The Body Shop make-up team will be working with our amazing list of designers to help bring their A/W12 collections to life. Fronted by Professional National Make-Up Award winner 2011, Lan Nguyen, we are thrilled to be working the cruelty-free make up collection once more. 

International Brand Director, Ann Massal states “fashion and make-up are intrinsically linked; one completes the other, [therefore] we are extremely excited to be... supporting the hottest, emerging fashion talents of the future.” 

Following the success of our Spring/ Summer ’12 partnership, the Body Shop and Vauxhall Fashion Scout will continue to support the “talent goldmine” [] that is Fashion Scout, by using a range of Body Shop products to help translate our designers’ creative visions into a tangible, catwalk reality.

Following the make-up tests with our ‘Ones-to-Watch’ designers, it’s certain that Autumn/Winter ’12 will boast attention-grabbing, hyper-pigmented hues in a palette less-expected of the chillier climate. See exactly how renowned make-up great, Lan Nguyen uses the Body Shop’s extensive, sustainable range to bring-to-life the aesthetic of our designers this coming fashion week from Friday 17th.

Sara McAlpine VFS Contributor
Follow her @sara_mcalpine