Friday, 17 August 2012

NEWS| Autumn/ Winter Carlotta Actis Barone in August issue of i-D

Always one to address socio-political issues past, and present, pieces from Carlotta Actis Barone's Autumn/Winter collection dedicated to the memory of Holocaust victims have been featured in the August 'Just Kids' issue of i-D.
One of the stark, barbed-wire print bodysuits that intermittently punctuated the designer's most recent collection has been featured in an editorial inspired by the 70s psychedlia of the drug-fuelled antics of a previous generation's youth.
For the remaining editorial shots, be sure to pick up the issue on newstands before September issues hit shelves. Also check out our review, and show images here for more details from Carlotta's A/W'12 collection.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

REMINDER| VFS Browns Blog takeover starting on Monday!

A quick remind that starting on Monday 20th August 2012, the Vauxhall Fashion Scout blog team will be taking over Browns Blog!

Head to for exclusive interviews and insider information all next week!
Browns image from Drapers

NEWS| Merit Award winner Heohwan Simulation's Autumn/Winter fashion film

HEOHWAN2012 AW FILM from KIMhobin on Vimeo.

Recently-announced 'Merit Award' winner, Heohwan Simulation has just released a fashion film entitled "Le Flâneur", featuring the Autumn/Winter collection he showcased as a 'One to Watch' with us back in February.

Named after the style of photography Korean-born, Hwan Heo cites as inspiration, the video provides insight into the roots of the aesthetic Heo has established. For more images, and Heohwan Simulation updates, be sure to check out the designer's blog- with the attention the label's getting, it'll undoubtedly be updated soon. #VFS

NEWS| Susie Bubble's feature on Kirsty Ward

One of our favourite fashion bloggers seems to have a bit of a penchant for Ms Kirsty Ward.... Susie Bubble has previously featured Vauxhall Fashion Scout designer Kirsty Ward's necklace in an outfit post but this week she has dedicated an entire feature to her designs. 

We don't want to spoil it for you... so go straight ahead to Susie Bubble's blog to read the beautiful feature for yourself. 

"Kirsty Ward has made quite the knack out of combining jewellery and clothing so that one piece jumps seamlessly from one another, mirroring structure and palette and ensuring that both tell a somewhat similar tale.  Her metal spring jewellery has been something of a trademark for Ward and it has served her well with creating dynamic necklaces and bracelets, which quite literally make me think of all the best "!!boing!!" onomatopoeic noises that one can imagine. " 

By Editor Cass Gowing
All images from Style Bubble

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Announce Provisional Schedule for LFW SS13

Vauxhall Fashion Scout is thrilled to release our provisional September 2012 London Fashion Week Schedule for our SS13 catwalk showcase. This season’s events will deliver some of the most exciting emerging designers with over 30 catwalk shows, presentations, installations and exhibitions throughout the week. 

We're proud to kick off Vauxhall Fashion Scout's LFW SS13 with our Graduate Showcase, presenting the next generation of fashion designers from recently scouted graduates. Meanwhile, former Merit Award winners Leutton Postle and Phoebe English as well as familiar faces Pam Hogg, Nova Chiu and Math will be returning to our stage. 

This season will see Heohwan Simulation make his solo catwalk debut as the Merit Award winner for SS13 on the first day of fashion week whilst our newly announced and eagerly anticipated Ones To Watch award winners will showcase their designs the following day.  

Vauxhall Fashion Scout's showcase will take place during LFW on 14th - 18th September 2012 at our catwalk home, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden. September 2012 sees Vauxhall Fashion Scout in it's 13th season as the home and launch pad for new and emerging talent.

For press and sales contacts (including ticket requests) please visit

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT| Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Browns Blog Takeover

Vauxhall Fashion Scout are pleased to announce that between 20th – 26th August we will be Browns guest bloggers!

Over seven days, the Vauxhall Fashion Scout blog team will be taking over the Browns Blog to give you insider interviews with designers, studio and collection images as well as an exclusive insight into Vauxhall Fashion Scout way of life. 

Browns, the luxury independent designer retailer, prides itself on it's revolutionary attitude towards stocking emerging designers - making the London boutique a pioneer in supporting British talent. It is therefore natural that Browns has stocked many Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers, past and present.

Go to the Browns Blog between Monday 20th August to Sunday 26th August 2012 for our seven day blog takeover, but make sure you also follow Browns and Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Twitter for extra updates!

We're excited, we hope you are too!

By Cass Gowing, Editor of VFS Blog

NEWS| Georgia Hardinge in the press, featuring Wolf & Badger and Universal

Georgia Hardinge stockist and all round ulta-cool independent designer boutique Wolf & Badger are hosting a range of 'Designer Profiles' on their blog and last week, they featured former VFS Merit Award winner Georgia. 
Beginning with a brief summary of Georgia's background and design trademarks, the blog then interviews GH on the progression of the label and on her inspirations for her collections. 

"Since then [graduating in 2009 from Parsons] the brand has gone from strength to strength winning the merit award from Vauxhall Fashion Scout and collaborating with many exciting brands such as Lancome,Victoria Secret , Samsung and L’Oreal."

Meanwhile, not content with her designs being seen on Florence Welch, Jessie J and the Alpines's Catherine Pockson - Georgia Hardinge hit Germany to style the music video for Universal's band Livingston. You can view the video, which features purely Georgia Hardinge designs - worn by the male and female in the video - here.  

By Cass Gowing, 
Images - screenshot from Wolf & Badger blog, 
Video images courtesy of Georgia Hardigne

Monday, 13 August 2012

EXCLUSIVE| Mattijs on blogging for ELLE

Dubbed “one of the most promising young designers” by British Vogue, and “Prince of Dutch fashion” by ELLE, it's no surprise that one of the world's best-selling international titles wanted VFS's Mattijs van Bergen on board with their publication.

The designer behind the eponymous label can add a new accolade to his already extensive record- alongside various design awards, and sizeable log of press clippings- and that's guest blogging for the Dutch edition of ELLE. We grabbed the Vauxhall Fashion Scout alum for a quick word about his new position, and what to expect next- here's what he had to say...
On working with ELLE:

"We have been doing so much stuff together in the past [few] years.
Little over a year ago Dutch ELLE had their 20th anniversary, and had six covers all with Doutzen Kroes. Next to five big name brands they chose a black pleat [sic] dress of mine. It was such an honour! With knowing the team so well [as well], it feels quite natural to blog for ELLE; it's so much fun! It gives a little more insight to what I think and do as a designer."

... and on what to expect from his eponymous label, including whether or not he'll maintain his signature pleating:

"I am working on a collection that feels the most personal to date- work[ing] from my own strength... work[ing] honestly... show[ing] personal weaknesses in collections. I think that power (at least for me) as a young designer lies in showing where you really stand, and hope to get noticed. And yes, pleating will definitely [still] be a big part of the coming season!"

To see what Mattijs has to say on his ELLE blog for yourself, be sure to check his regularly updated guest-page here, and follow his Facebook for exclusive images. #VFS