Friday, 14 December 2012

NEWS| Yifang Wan named Merit Award Winner A/W13

We are thrilled to announce Yifang Wan as the Merit Award winner for AW13/14. As the internationally recognised home of new talent, we have selected Central Saint Martins graduate Yifang Wan as the winner of this inaugural accreditation. 

Wan showcased her debut collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout last season following her 2012 graduation from CSM's MA course (where she also won the CSM LʼOreal Professional Award in 2010). 

The highly acclaimed Merit Award is worth £25,000 over three seasons and provides the winner with a fully sponsored catwalk show and exhibition at Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London and Paris Fashion Weeks. Testimonies to the statue of this accreditation are clear through previous recipients William Tempest, David Koma, Eudon Choi and Heohwan Simulation.

This seasonʼs Selection Panel included Hilary Alexander, Jessica Bumpus of, Hannah Emslie of Selfridges, VFS alumni Georgia Hardinge, stylist Rebekah Roy, Vauxhall Fashion Scout Founder and Director Martyn Roberts and VFS Talent Scout Charlotte Gunstone.

Martyn Roberts on newly announced Merit Award winner Yifang Wan:  

“Yifang Wan is set to join the ranks of leading fashion innovators in London. Her square cut shapes coupled with quality fabrics, lends itself to clever draping and sensational design. Her contemporary design aesthetic has been grabbing the attention of leading buyers and won her fans from around the world.”

Thursday, 13 December 2012

NEWS| Charlotte Simpson and Hellen van Rees in Red Pages Hot 100 for 2013

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Ones to Watch winners Charlotte Simpson and Hellen van Rees have both secured a place on the Red Pages Hot 100 for 2013. The seventh annual list from the online directory is a prediction of "the moves, shakers, and headline-makers for 2013," and features individuals from fashion, film and literature to name a few. Both designers have received nothing but positive feedback since debuting their S/S13 collections with us during London Fashion Week and we, like Red Pages, very much anticipate what they'll be bringing with the new year.

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NEWS| Hellen Van Rees for Samsung

It seems the name and work of our One to Watch Hellen van Rees has been popping up everywhere. This time round, the designer has been featured in a commercial for Samsung as part of the promotion of their new Notebook series. Describing their products as the right tools to achieve your dreams and ambitions, the company have featured an interview with the Central Saint Martins graduate to get their customers inspired. Showing Rees in her studio amongst her fabrics, mood boards and geometrically inspired SS13 pieces, it's an advertisement that achieves exactly that.

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

LOOKBOOK| Heohwan Simulation S/S13

There's nothing like a touch of escapism to get you through the cold winter hence why the VFS blog team is glued to Heohwan Simulation's breathtaking S/S13 lookbook. Merit Award winner for S/S13 as well as former Ones to Watch winner - Hwan Heo created a stunning collection of strongly silhouetted, intricately detailed separates, dresses and jackets. 

For the full lookbook images, head to Heohwan Simulation's website whilst you can view all catwalk images from our S/S13 catwalk shows and exhibition lines here on the Vauxhall Fashion Scout blog. 

Post by Editor Cass Gowing
Images from Heohwan Simulation's S/S13 Lookbook. 

Monday, 10 December 2012

NEWS| Baartmans and Siegel Sample Sale

Luxury menswear designer and former Menswear Ones to Watch winners Baartmans and Siegel are holding a sample sale this weekend (Saturday 15th December and Monday 17th December). 

The label showcased their Spring/Summer 2012 collection as part of our Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Men’s Ones To Watch Category, as part of the Men’s day two seasons ago, as well as presenting with The British Fashion Council in the Portico Rooms.

For more information, visit their website

By Cass Gowing, Editor