Friday, 7 December 2012

NEWS| Fashion Scout Select New Season Designers for AW13/14

It's that time of year again...!

On Wednesday 28th November the Selection Panel for Fashion Scout AW13/14 converged at Beach Blanket Babylon to select the future design talent for the new season. The panel, amongst which included; Hilary Alexander,'s Fashion Features Editor Jessica Bumpus, Hannah Emslie of Selfridges, stylist Rebekah Roy, Martyn Roberts and Charlotte Gunstone from Fashion Scout, were treated to an exceptional selection of talent and the task of deciding the winner of the inaugural Merit Award and Ones to Watch.

Fashion Scout has forged a reputation for being step ahead of the design talent curve, reconising the best new emerging designers. What makes Fashion Scout so special is, as well as providing an amazing platform for new talent. They also mentor and develop their designers to ensure their careers are steered towards success and not only a moment in the spotlight. It's this approach that is has helped launch some of the most exciting new designers in London." Hannah Emslie, Selfridges.
The internationally acclaimed Merit Award is the ultimate launch pad for its recipients, becoming the most hotly anticipated event in the London Fashion Week off-schedule calendar. Now in its ninth season, the award has gone on to launch some of our most recognised design names, amongst which include David Koma, Eudon Choi, Hermione De Paula, Leutton Postle and Phoebe English.

The standard of Ones To Watch is notoriously high and this years selection are no exception; "It is great to see the diversity and the different paths (all of the designers) follow. It's also nice to see how talent from previous years has developed." Jessica Bumpus,

The coming season's Merit Award and Ones to Watch designers are still under wraps for now but the breaking news will be coming soon!

Text: Lauren Slater
Images: Max Barnett

NEWS| Joe Turvey on Fashion East's Menswear Installation A/W 13/14

It's a delight to hear that former Men's OTW designer Joseph Turvey has been selected to be a part of Fashion East's AW13 menswear installation. Known for their display of the most impressive upcoming talent, Fashion East will bring together the work of London's best menswear designers and put them under one roof in January next year. 

Turvey graduated from the London College of Fashion with a BA in Womenswear Fashion Design before studying an MA in Fashion Design Technology, where he applied his illustrative skills, love of tradition and unconventional texture to menswear. "The Ones to Watch show was such an amazing experience for me," Turvey commented on being selected. "It was the starting point of my career and I am truly grateful to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's team for their ongoing support."

As always, we tried to get the insider scoop on Joe’s AW13/14 collection and he chatted to us exclusively:
"For AW13 I am collaborating with a very well established brand... and I am super excited to see the finished products. I have moved a lot of my production to Europe and this has opened a lot of doors to new techniques and fabrications. I really can’t wait to be a part of the Fashion East installation... the location is amazing and the other designers are very talented and I’m looking forward to being a part of it."

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)
Images from Fashion 156

Thursday, 6 December 2012

NEWS| Paloma Faith in Nova Chiu

Pop sensation Paloma Faith is featured in The New Yorker upon the release of her second album Fall to Grace, the singer’s first to appear in America. The review includes a portrait of Paloma looking stunning in a piece from Nova Chiu’s Spring / Summer 13 collection, a striking painted print that compliments the star’s vibrant style and music.
Since rave reviews at Vauxhall Fashion Scout AW 12 Ones To Watch show, the label started by Nova and boyfriend Jeff has seen fans drawn to their unique sense of colour and textures. This season saw the duo continue with their signature style with light fabrics and sophisticated silhouettes.
Have a look at the feature here.
By Vanerssa Omorgeie, @wewearblack
Picture from New Yorker.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

NEWS Eudon Choi has been awarded the Samsung Fashion and Design Fund

We're please to announce that Eudon Choi has been awarded the Samsung Fashion and Design Fund for the second year in a row. Launched with the aim to discover and sponsor young Korean designers around the world, the award makes design dreams a reality. Choi graduated with an MA in Womenswear from the Royal College of Art and launched his label in 2009. Since then, he's not only been our One to Watch and received our Merit Award in 2010 but presented his SS12 collection in honour of the Vogue Fashion Fund at Milan Fashion Week and was awarded the Lycra Style Emerging Talent Award. A designer with experience, talent and an impressive number of accolades under his belt has earnt Eudon Choi an international following, making him one of the most exciting upcoming designers of our time.
By Josh Walker (@josh_walker), Images from Samsung.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

NEWS| Phoebe English in Trendland

Phoebe English's interview with Dossier Journal has been featured on Trendland. The conversation, in which the designer discusses her experience with VFS, her SS13 collection, influences and signature style, is a real insight into her feelings and thoughts. Since her graduation from Central Saint Martins in 2011, English has made herself known to the fashion industry, featuring in publications among the likes of i-D, Vogue and Dazed and Confused.

On their website, Trendland call the designer "the new it Brit," and explain how "English, who designs alongside creative director Rose Easton, clearly understands the visual over stimulation of the times, adding subtle theatricality to her clean looks through fabrication and texture." A go-to source for many in the industry, Trendland has gained a significant following and reputation internationally for their discovery of fresh, stand-out talent.

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)
Editorial shoot from Trendland

Monday, 3 December 2012

NEWS| Nova Chiu, Label of the Day in DASH Magazine

Bon Voyage is the theme so elegantly reflected in Nova Chiu Spring / Summer 13 collection featured as DASH magazine’s Label of the Day. Talking about the design duo’s “timeless yet versatile” statement pieces the magazine emphasises the journey both metaphorically and aesthetically shown in the warped yet beautiful landscapes that serve as prints for this beautiful collection. “Minimalistic tones merge with structured shapes”, the label’s concepts show passion and dedication that has seen their fan base grow from their first show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Check out DASH magazine here
By Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack
Images from DASH magazine