Thursday, 15 November 2012

NEWS| Georgia Hardinge's designs on BBC 2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks

This week’s Never Mind The Buzzcock’s saw panelist, Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes in a VFS former Merit Award winner, Georgia Hardinge's Autumn/ Winter design. The off-shoulder, burgundy dress from Georgia Hardinge’s “Inverted” Autumn/ Winter collection , worn with discus earrings, and a-lofty headpiece proved the versatility of Hardinge's aesthetic, and how the piece can be worked into a look as eccentric as Shingai's own. 
The former Merit Award winner’s collection- featuring exotic-skin-print panelling, and geometric stitching proved to produce an impact that has seen her business and fanbase growing season upon season. A designer we are proud to have among our ranks.

By Vanessa Omoregie (@wewearblack)
Image - BBC

VFS Mentoring Event: Press & PR: Monday 19th November

Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Mentoring Events return next week, with speakers from across the industry discussing the topic of Press & PR in partnership with Beach Blanket Babylon.
Introducing Courtney Blackman of Forward PR/The Industry and Hannah Kane of Phoenix Magazine, the event is designed to explore the issues involved in finding a PR, securing press coverage, creating news worthy stories and the best ways to contact key media.
Courtney Blackman: Managing Director of The Industry & Founder of Forward PR
Courtney founded Forward PR in 2004 and is responsible for international clients ranging from WGSN to emerging designer Corrie Nielsen. A Board member for the Ethical Fashion Forum and a regular commentator on NBC’s Today Show in New York, Courtney is a firm fixture in London’s dynamic fashion industry. Courtney is also the driving force behind global fashion community, The Industry. Providing a common meeting ground for designers, stylists, production managers, photographers, accountants, manufacturers, PRs, editors, bloggers, illustrators, pattern cutters, model agencies and more, The Industry specialise in creative master classes and networking events.
Hannah Kane, Director of Phoenix Magazine
Hannah launched Phoenix Magazine in 2010 and the fashion and culture magazine actively works to promote both emerging and established designers three times a year during London Fashion Week and Graduate Fashion Week. Hannah has previously worked as Editor and Contributing Editor for GFW Daily, Shiny Media, Fashionista Magazine and has worked as a freelance journalist for Time Out Magazine.
The Press & PR event will take place at Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch on Monday 19th November from 7pm. Booking is essential and please RSVP to

Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Mentoring Events are made possible by the Mayor of London’s London Fashion Showcasing Fund.

NEWS| Leutton Postle featured on Susie Bubble's BoF column

The first Bubble and Speak column by renowned fashion blogger Susie Bubble on Business of Fashion (BoF) features former Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner Leutton Postle. 

The column is a space where Susie Lau focusses on emerging design talent and the Central St Martins graduate Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle - known in the fashion world as Leutton Postle - take the floor in her debut column. 

The blog post develops an insight into Susie's feelings as she saw Jenny's graduate collection - before she had teamed with Sam -,  "she was someone who could come into a fashion house and, for want of a better word, spice up textures by doing knitwear and textiles research", the fact that the design duo's collections are being showcased at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, "the duo have been showing their collections off-schedule, as part of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout initative, which goes to show that the British Fashion Council’s NewGen scheme doesn’t necessarily reflect the full breadth of talent that is currently active in London" and their most recent "most polished yet" collection, S/S13

A refreshing look into the talents of Leutton Postle, the post is accompanied by photographs of the said S/S13 show and Susie wearing their designs.

By Editor Cass Gowing
Image, screenshot from BoF and S/S13 collection by Rebecca Andrews

NEWS| Helen Bullock in Time Out Magazine

Helen Bullock has been featured in Time Out magazine. The publication, which is distributed around London and displays the best in what's happening in the city, mentioned the designer's 'h by helen bullock' collaboration in their shopping and style section. They described how her garments “mix scribble prints and splashes of colour to accomplished effect.”

The collection of dresses is an embodiment of the Central Saint Martin's playfully delicate aesthetic. As someone who's inspired by seaside huts and blossom trees, her pieces are delivered in a feminine and bright style.

'h by helen bullock' is available now from Anthropologie and you can read the story online

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

NEWS| Private Orders Evening & Sample Sale

Many Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers have united together for an exclusive S/S13 Private Orders Evening & Sample Sale event. The evening, which takes place on Wednesday 14th November is sponsored by Vauxhall Fashion Scout as well as Beach Blanket Babylon (where the evening is being hosted). 

We'll see you there!

Monday, 12 November 2012

NEWS| MASC featured by Vogue Italia

Hailed "Bright Young Things" by internationally renowned store, Selfridges & Co- featured in the store's carefully curated display of the UK's "most exciting young creators"- London based duo Duncan Shaw and Billy Yick have again added to their notable accolades with repeated features by Italian Vogue.

First picked as a showroom favourite by the magazine back in March, Vogue Italia have again profiled the label, though this time, getting behind the "MASC", uncovering the aesthesis of the pair's vision, and where they're going next.
Click here for the full feature, and learn more of the partners' beginnings, and unexpected Yves Saint Laurent connections.