Friday, 13 April 2012

COLLECTIONS| VFS at Phoebe English Press Day

Wednesday afternoon we headed down to VFS AW12/13 Merit Award winner Phoebe English's Press day, held at our venue partner Beach Blanket Babylon.
The collection we saw previously at their catwalk, hung, awaiting visitors- both buyers, and press. Adding to their accessories line- a Rubber Weave Clutch, that became a signature of Phoebe's AW12 line, and is already a success among the buyers and stylists. 
It wasn't just accessories that had been added; a series of simpler shapes using their signature rubber we added too. Crew-neck collars, long-sleeved cropped tees, and full length rubber sheath dresses all worked to produce a streamlined silhouette.
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

NEWS| Elisa Palomino featured in Harpers Bazaar US

Easther may have just flown past but relive the holiday with Harpers Bazaar pick of Easter 'bonnets', featuring Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer Elisa Palomino. 

Harpers Bazaar US chose five high fashion head-wear pieces, all from high profile designers, including Burberry, Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana. Elisa Palomino's Golden Bird Headpiece from her SS12 collection nestles in perfectly amongst said established fashion heavyweights. View the report on Harpers Bazaar site here.

By Cass Gowing, Editor of VFS Blog, 
Images of Elisa Palomino's SS12 catwalk show at Freemason's Hall from Wonderland Magazine. Images of the headpiece from Farfetch


Nova Chiu

Pam Hogg

Bernard Chandran


Ekaterina Kukhareva

POP PR look after many VFS designers, so we'll keep the praise-heavy comments to a minimum and let the pieces say it all. This press day illustrated our designers' diversity and the different ways innovative, design talent can manifest itself. The polychromatic quirks of Nova Chiu's collection, and the structured, leather black from Bernard Chandran mean that every colour of the spectrum is covered; and in terms of texture, Prose's tiered-woven tufts, and Ekaterina's macramé have got that covered too... 

Look upon the images, and make what you will of our international talents. Let us know what you think below,or on the @FashionScout Twitter and Facebook.

Images and text by Sara McAlpine
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

LONDON| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Designers featured on Not Just A Label

Eleanor Amoroso Exhibition at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week A/W12 

Claudia Ligari Exhibition at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week A/W12

Lulu Liu Exhibition at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week A/W12

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Designers Lulu Liu, Claudia Ligari and Eleanor Amoroso have all appeared as new arrivals on Not Just A Label. 

All three designers were with Vauxhall Fashion Scout this February presenting their new A/W12 collections and pieces from their Spring/Summer '12 collections are now available to buy on the prestigious online shop - Not Just A

They are joined by Lako Bukia, who has had phenomenal success since her catwalk show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout this February, as featured on Vogue Italia. 

To have a look at the selection for yourself, head over to Not Just A Label by clicking here, or read more about Lako Bukia and Vogue Italia, here.

All images by Rowan Papier -

NEWS| Hermione de Paula blogs about the British Design Collective for Liberty London

First, Vauxhall Fashion Scout alumni Hermione de Paula gave us an insight to her time at the British Design Collective on this blog (here), now she has guest blogged about it for Liberty London.

Former Merit Award Winner Hermione de Paula has become renowned for her feminine, hand-painted prints and embroideries since her label launched in 2008. The designer has been stocked in Liberty London for three seasons and remains a firm favourite of the store. 

Read her blog post on the Liberty London blog here where she gives them the gossip of her day-to-day activities at the British Design Collective. 

By Cass Gowing, Editor of VFS Blog. 
Image of Hermione de Paula from Grazia. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

COLLECTIONS| VFS Press-Day Picks at Modus PR

Two collections struck us as we entered the Modus PR showroom; the first being that of Central Saint Martin's grad, J. JS Lee. Lee's Autumn/Winter looks are sharp in their simplicity, with a modernity derived from the minimal, "cloud-cast-shadow" inspired palette. It's this modernity, with the shadow of embossed, traditional details that's already seen her featured in various international editions of VOGUE, and ELLE.

Unsurprisingly, the second collection we found ourselves drawn to was that of SS10 Merit Award winner, David Koma. The Georgian-born designer has amassed an international following since then, and we're exceptionally proud to express our continued support. Our Autumn/Winter Koma favourites are these Quilici-collaborated, greyhound heels inspired by "the fastest and most elegant dogs in the world". The metal-sculpted heels share the hound motif of the collection's intarsia knits, and belted waists' buckled details, and we expect these accessories to make "most coveted" lists come Autumn/Winter 2012.

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