Friday, 10 August 2012

NEWS| Pam Hogg in Fatice Magazine

The extravagant Pam Hogg has had her work featured in Factice magazine. The photography dedicated fashion publication sees the designer's pieces displayed in their music issue. A musician herself, it's an issue she is sure to feel at home in. Styled with Givenchy accessories, Hogg's statement garments supplement the editorial effortlessly. Since launching her first collection in 1981, she is a designer who has gained a celebrity following, been featured in publications among the likes of Vogue and i-D and has truly made her mark on the fashion world. When Factice magazine state their first objective is to "offer a support and a freedom of expression to the strong personalities in the fashion industry," Pam Hogg is the perfect choice in achieving just that.

By Josh Walker
Follow him on Twitter @josh_walker_
Images from Fatice magazine

ANNOUNCEMENT| Spring Summer '13 Exhibition Designers

With our Spring/Summer '13 "Ones to Watch" revealed, along with Merit Award winner, Heohwan Simulation, and the new location of our Paris showroom, next season is well and truly on its way- more so now with the newly announced line-up for our Freemasons Hall exhibition.

The designers joining us in the exhibition space are-

Charlotte Simpson
Eleanor Amoroso
Emma J Shipley
Hana Cha
Hellen van Rees
Heohwan Simulation
Jennifer Morris
Liz Black
Lulu Liu
Manuela Dack
Ming Pin Tien
Patrick Li
Steven Tai
Taeseok Kang
Timur Kim
Yifang Wan

With a line-up consisting of Merit Award winners, and "Ones to Watch" past and present, alongside international prize-fund winners from various awarding bodies in the past year, the VFS exhibition in our Freemasons Hall is looking to be one worth walking into, with the designers themselves present to talk through recent collections. 

Vauxhall Fashion Scout´s London Exhibition launches on Friday 14th September, presenting a  static showcase of the most innovative new and emerging design talent, and runs through fashion week until Tuesday 18th September.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @FashionScout for news regarding next season's London Fashion Week, and exclusive inside coverage during the event, taking place Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th September in Covent Garden's Freemasons Hall. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

COLLECTION| Anne Sofie Madsen AW lookbook images released

Autumn/ Winter 'One-to-Watch' Anne Sofie Madsen has just released lookbook images of the looks unveiled earlier this year with us at Freemasons. The Dutch-born designer's Inuit-inspired hues, and haunting print-work can be seen styled here on Madsen's website, along with the A/W VFS show video.
Follow, and Tweet us @FashionScout on Twitter, and Twitpic your favourite Autumn/Winter Madsen look.
Also read our post-show Anne-Sofie interview for more from the designer, and see her feature on Vogue Italia here.

NEWS| Georgia Hardinge Interviewed by Trace Publicity

Trace Publicity show their love for Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer Georgia Hardinge with an exclusive interview on their blog. 

Known for her excellent use of prints, Trace talk to Georgia about her AW12 prints and the inspiration behind the collection which she says was inspired by “Rachel Whiteread’s use of negative space and sculpture”. The designer also talks about her personal favourite print being the “Stained print” from her “Spined” collection which sold out from her store, but gives us a little to hint about her next collection saying that this one is “by far my favourite”!

A debut Resort collection and collaboration with LancĂ´me are amongst the many things Georgia has been up to these past few months, as well as preparing for SS13 which she describes as“print, sculptural layering, and transparencies”.  Georgia Hardinge will show her SS13 collection in September this year.

By Vanessa Omoregie
Follow her on Twitter @wewearblack

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

NEWS| Remembering Anna Piaggi

The fashion world mourned a legend yesterday after it was announced that Anna Piaggi passed away at the age of 81. 

The style legend and Vogue Italia contributor was a well known face of the fashion front-row  - she even graced VFS with an appearance at our first catwalk showcase in 2007 - and was a muse to a plethora of designers, including Manolo Blahnik and Karl Lagerfeld.

Eccentric, vibrant and a true fashion inspiration to all - Anna Piaggi, you will be greatly missed. 

By Cass Gowing, Editor
Anna Piaggi, pictured at the first ever Vauxhall Fashion Scout event in September 2007

NEWS| Opening Ceremony pop-up store stocks VFS designers

Before the Olympics hit town, the words “Opening Ceremony” meant something different in the lexicon of fashion and art enthusiasts- there are no NEXT-designed, gold-trimmed co-ords in this show-space; but you will find precious-metal coloured leathers from designers with an attention to craft, and detail a marathon-distance apart from the aforementioned high-street chain.

Just before the 2012 Olympics officially kicked-off, Carol Lim, and Humberto Leon-founded store, Opening Ceremony hit the UK with a central London-located pop-up on Covent Garden’s King Street.
Opening Ceremony is renowned for its unique commercial identity, providing an international platform for designers potentially considered “niche”, and contributing to both the recognition of stocked labels, and their commercial success- a hard balance to strike, but one they manage to no-less.

OC’s emphasis on the emerging in addition to the already-established is what makes them a VFS-draw- with names like David Koma, Yasmin Kianfar, and Peter Pilotto having previously been stocked. 
You can sign up for Opening Ceremony updates here, and follow @FashionScout on Twitter for updates on new VFS designers stocked online, and in-store. You can also shop Vauxhall Fashion Scout here, and at the King Street pop-up.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

NEWS| Georgia Hardinge showcased designs at Hackney House

The work of Georgia Hardinge has been showcased in a recent Hackney House exhibition. On August 2nd, the trendy East London venue displayed the best of the fashion talent from the area, including that of the innovative and internationally stocked VFS designer. "I loved being part of Hackney House and I greatly respect the other designers involved," she said. "It was a real chance to come together and showcase our work collectively in this Olympic year! Andrew from Material PR did one amazing job!" Since launching her label in 2009 and being named Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award winner for AW11, Georgia Hardinge has seen tremendous success including a main fashion feature in Marie Claire, critical acclaim in Vogue and being awarded InStyle's 'Name To Know'.

By Josh Walker
Follow him on Twitter @josh_walker_
Images from Georgia Hardinge

ANNOUNCEMENT| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Announce New Paris Showroom

Vauxhall Fashion Scout announce the launch of a new Paris Showroom for Paris Fashion Week, September 2012.

The Fashion Scout Showroom will return to Paris Fashion Week from: 
Thursday 27th September - Monday 1st October 10.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 2nd October 10.00 - 17.00

23 rue du Roi de Sicile
Nearest Metro Station: St Paul

Our seventh season in Paris, the home of new talent will be mixing the best in UK and International emerging designers, straight from Vauxhall Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week.
The new Fashion Scout Showroom is nestled in the heart of the Marais and just mere moments away from the London Showrooms, Acne, Dries Van Noten and Ann Sofie Back showrooms.

Monday, 6 August 2012

NEWS| Merit Award winner Heohwan Simulation in British Vogue

Newly announced Merit Award winner Heohwan Simulation has been featured in the latest edition of British Vogue. In September's Big Fashion Issue, Heohwan Simulation's talents have been scouted for 'The New Chic' piece by Harriet Quick.

Described as one of the 'new talents to watch', Harriet praises 'clever, neat urban wear' and features his wool and leather coat from his AW12 collection. 

"He might well be hitting our collective desire with a boxy, leather-panelled cashmere coat that took numerous toiles to perfect".

Hwan Heo, who was selected as a Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch designer last season and has been presented with the inaugural Merit Award for SS13, will have to get use to such favourable press in the run up to the next fashion week. 

Read more about our latest Merit Award winner and catch up on an exclusive interview with the designer. 

By Cass Gowing, Vauxhall Fashion Scout Editor
Images from British Vogue

NEWS| Leutton Postle receives acclaim in InStyle Magazine

Former Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit award winners Leutton Postle have been featured in InStyle magazine where their knitwear pieces have been likened to Meadham Kirchhoff and Louise Gray. The brand who won the SS12 VFS Merit Award were featured on the Style Candy page of InStyle magazine where their innovative use of knit and quirky colour combinations were brought to attention.

The design duo Jenny Postle and Sam Leutton, both graduates of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design gained experience working within the fashion industry, working at Browns and knitwear specialists Stoll respectively. They’ve made a name for themselves reinventing knitwear with handmade techniques that celebrate creativity as well as craftsmanship.

Showing their collection of earth tone knits mixed with bursts of colour, whimsical crayon-like prints and metallic accents at Vauxhall Fashion Scout last season, this is a duo that never fails to surprise us!

By Vanessa Omoregie
Follow her on Twitter @wewearblack
Image from InStyle, video from Leutton Postle's SS12 show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout