Saturday, 10 March 2012

COMPETITION| CFE Pioneering Programme Applications Officially Open

Vauxhall Fashion Scout may be the home of new talent, but The Centre for Fashion Enterprise is an initiative constantly working with new designers to give them a supportive boost into the fashion industry. 

CFE has worked with a number of Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers including Eudon Choi and Hermione de Paula and continuous to encourage and help grow emerging new talent in the industry. 

Since 2003, The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) has nurtured an impressive roster of international designer businesses including Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Raeburn, James Long and Louise Gray. These designers have consistently crafted innovative desirable collections, and with the CFE’s support each label has become renowned throughout the global fashion industry. The CFE is one of the  leading strategic business development initiatives for emerging designer labels, our team of industry specialists provide designers with a bespoke business incubation programme and high growth coaching.

We are currently accepting applications for places on our Pioneer support programme starting June 2012. We are looking for designers who are the potential stars of tomorrow, Designers who focus on high end or luxury fashion products, can demonstrate sales and a growing press profile.

The six month CFE Pioneer Programme delivers one to one business support and expert workshops. The programme is aimed at high-end designer businesses that have usually been trading for 2-3 seasons and achieved annual sales of between £10-50k. Recent Pioneer designers include Matthew Miller, Craig Lawrence, Eudon Choi, Simone Rocha and Hermione de Paula.

“The help from the CFE Pioneer Programme was invaluable at my stage of business. The One-to-One tailored meeting with industry experts on all aspects of the business was really brilliant.” Eudon Choi, Pioneer programme alumni.

For further information on the programme and to download the application forms go to: <>     

Application deadline 16th April

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

PARIS| Part One - Highlights from the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom

A la Disposition

Gomez Gracia

Charlotte Simpson

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom



Leutton Postle


Ekaterina Kukhareva

Melissa Diamantidi


Phoebe English

Alice Lee

Ashley Isham

Shao Yen

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Drinks Reception

These are just a few of the amazing designers, behind-the-scene shots and showroom images from the fantastic week at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in Paris. 

There's more to come, along with exclusive interviews from Designers, Media and VIP's, so make sure you keep your eye's on the Vauxhall Fashion Scout blog. 

To have a look at our entire range of designers and learn more about Vauxhall Fashion Scout, head over to our website by clicking here.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

PARIS| Vauxhall Fashion Scout talks to Designer David Longshaw

Designer David Longshaw has been part of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Designer Family for season upon season. A firm favourite of, we caught up with the designer in between his buyer appointments to talk about Maude, Vogue and Paris VS. London...

Vauxhall Fashion Scout: So David, you've chosen to show your collection at our Paris Showroom instead of London, why was that?

David Longshaw: I came to Paris because I often find it more useful then London- you tend to meet more press and buyers here, especially those who tend to stock collections rather than justing passing through. 

VFS: Why do you think buyers choose to come to Paris? 

DL: Often buyers see my work on and come here specifically as its an exhibition venue rather than having shows on at the same time. That way they can look and feel and touch the garments and spend time here. 

VFS: How has your week been so far?

DL: It's been a good week-, stores and buyers from America and Japan have been in to the Showroom to view my collections and I met new buyers from a store from Dubai who already knew about Maude, so that was nice!

For more information on Maude & David - head over to his website by clicking here or head over to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout website, here. 

PARIS| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom Designer Manuela Dack named as "One to Watch" in 'The Independent'

Manuela Dack, who is currently showing with Vauxhall Fashion Scout at our Paris Showroom has been featured in the UK's The Independent Newspaper as 'One To Watch' for the new season. 

Having had her A/W12 collection very well received at Paris, Manuela has shown with Vauxhall Fashion Scout for three season's. 

The home of new talent, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, has brought 23 emerging designers fresh from London Fashion Week to Paris, and for one last day they will be in under one roof, in the heart of the Marais at 18 Rue Des Quatre Fils, 75003, Paris. 

With the showroom closing at 5pm this evening, if you want to see the best in new talent in the fashion industry first-hand, make sure you stop by. 

For more information on Manuela, Vauxhall Fashion Scout and our other fantastic designers from both London and Paris, just click here. 

PARIS| Vogue Italia selects more designers from Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom as highlights from Paris Fashion Week

 David Longshaw
 Maude - David Longshaw
David Longshaw

For a second day, Vogue Italia hand-picked designers from the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom as highlights from Paris Fashion Week. 

Both MASC and David Longshaw have been with Vauxhall Fashion Scout in previous seasons and their A/W collections have been fantastically well received in both London and Paris. 

To see Sara Maino's selection of Vauxhall Fashion Scout Designers from the Paris Showroom from earlier in the week, just press here

Monday, 5 March 2012

PARIS| Showroom Interview - Yasmin Kianfar - Paris Fashion Week


Yasmin Kianfar has had great success at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom- with buyers from fantastic stores such as Matches and Opening Ceremony stopping by to see her A/W collection, we asked how her time at Paris Fashion Week has been...

"I've had a great week at the Paris Showroom- I've had some unexpected orders for the new collection and Vauxhall Fashion Scout has provided me with a great venue to meet clients and buyers. I like the new space and love the people here at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom."  

To read more about Yasmin Kianfar and Vauxhall Fashion Scout, head over to the website by clicking here.

PARIS| Showroom Interview - VFS talks to Drew Muntz from BODYAMR at our Paris Showroom

With buyers and press constantly coming through the door to view the new Bodyamr collection, we stole a few seconds with the Managing Director, Drew Muntz to talk about buyers, the new Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom and the Bodyamr woman...

Vauxhall Fashion Scout: Drew, you've had a huge amount of interest from buyers with Bodyamr- how have the buyers approached the new collection?

Drew Muntz: "There's been a great mixture of highly specific boutique ranges to department stores. Boutique buyers select a mixture of key pieces and department stores we can do specific lines for, taking an existing silhouette and tweaking it to create an exclusive line. 
It's actually been a really good mixture of both, the pieces are quite unique and sit very well in a boutique atmosphere but some of the styles are very easy to wear- you pick up one piece and you're ready to go, which appeals to department store buyers. Just your Bodyamr- that's all a woman needs."

VFS: What kind of buyers have you had in?

DM: "We've had buyers from all over the world- Milano, American, Russian; surprisingly not so many French buyers but a lot of store buyers from South Europe. The American buyers are great for Bodyamr- it's been not just the East Coast but the West Coast, and as the collection is very 'red-carpet' friendly, it's been really well received by the American market. 
What's important for Bodyamr is the representation of a brand- a buyers eye and selection. When you've been working with a collection for a few seasons, you get to know which buyers have the best eyes and representation for the brand- we want them to understand the BodyAmr Woman."

VFS: How do you think being at Paris Fashion Week influences buyers?

DM: "You cant be a buyer in fashion and not come to Paris, it's great the balance that the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom provides in new emerging talent because we like to introduce the buyers to up-and-coming brands, that way they can track of the designers and keep their eye on them, and then if they want to buy pieces there and then, then great!"

VFS: Why do you think buyers like to come to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom?

DM: "The buyers are very appreciative that VFS are here because it gives them the opportunity to look at new and emerging brands collectively. For them to be able to come to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Paris Showroom and see the hottest emerging London designers under one roof as well as designers that they already know, with good communications and PR, then they feel trusted and looked after. London is fabulous for emerging talent and it's great when you can have established brands from the same city working with them to promote new designers." 

The Vauxhall Fashion Scout Showroom is in Paris for one more day, and with 23 of the leading emerging designers, you cannot afford to miss out. 

Open 10am-5pm on Tuesday 6th March, the home of new talent- Vauxhall Fashion Scout is in the heart of the Marais- 18 Rue Des Quatre Fils, 75003, just seconds away from the previous showroom space and moments from the scheduled Paris Fashion Week shows.  

For more information on Bodyamr and Vauxhall Fashion Scout, click here

PARIS| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Drinks Reception - Saturday 3rd March - Paris Fashion Week







The Vauxhall Fashion Scout Drinks Reception was a huge success with leading press, media and buyers from all over the world coming to visit the home of new talent at our new Paris Showroom. These are just a few images from the night where the leading Fashion Industry insiders from Paris Fashion Week came together for new and emerging talent. 

Images taken by Vannera Kong and Jennifer Weynacht