Friday, 21 December 2012

NEWS| Shao Yen & Kirsty Ward featured in Vogue China

Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers Shao Yen and Kirsty Ward have their designs featured in Vogue China’s Futuristic themed editorial shot and styled by Jiro Hsu.

The Taiwanese born designer’s use of gold and metallic hues in his Spring / Summer 2013 collection is picked up on for its hint to the editorial’s theme. Known for her panelling and intricate use of materials Kirsty Ward’s designs fit perfectly with the fashion story’s aesthetic.

Former Ones To Watch winner Shao Yen showcased his Spring / Summer 2013 collection exclusively at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Paris Showrooms where bright colours and interesting shapes brought attention to his work. Also showcased exclusively at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Paris Showrooms, Kirsty Ward’s bold cuts and intricate panelling has had this designer a permanent favourite with audiences.

With a focus on fluidity, this Futuristic fashion editorial goes along with the mix, bringing together high street styles with new and established designers. Shao Yen’s gold transparent skirt is paired with Kirsty Ward’s open sided white top for a look that is fresh and energetic.

By Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack
Images from Vogue China

Thursday, 20 December 2012

NEWS| Joseph Turvey in Notion magazine

You may remember VFS's coverage of London's inaugural Men's Collections back in Spring, where we covered former 'One to Watch' and alum, Joseph's Turvey's Spring/ Summer '13 collection.
Fast-forward to now, and fashion and arts mag, Notion have looked back on the showcase for their current issue, picking Turvey as a "standout from a younger wave of designers", making him truly- in our words- 'One to Watch'.

The London College of Fashion MA grad will now take to Lulu Kennedy's Fashion East, where he'll no doubt add to his growing fan-base- and you can check out what he has to say about the forthcoming LC:M installation here.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

NEWS| Graduate Showcase designer Maia Bergman wins Vogue Italia award

Graduate Showcase designer, Maia Bergman has recently added to her already extensive list of accolades- Harper's Bazaar featuring her work on their September cover, featured in the Chinese edition of Vogue, and now this, winning Vogue Italia's Young Vision design award.

In partnership with online design community Muuse Fashion, Vogue Italia selected 10 finalists out of an original 300 to be voted by the public as winner of the 2012 Young Vision award. Out of the final 10, Central Saint Martins graduate, and VFS alum Maia Bergman was voted winner of the Community's Choice Award- an award Fashion Editor Sara Maino explains is voted for by the "international" online community, not just those reading Vogue Italia in its namesake country. 
More reason for VFS to be excited about the future of this young talent, and expect greater things for her yet.

Read the original announcement online at Vogue Italia, and follow Maia on Twitter @MaiaBergman.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

NEWS| VFS alumni Fyodor Golan at The V&A as interviewed by ELLEUK

ELLE Magazine caught up with Vauxhall Fashion Scout alumni, design duo Fyodor Golan at The V&A’s Fashion in Motion show to talk about their brand aesthetic, inspirations behind their recent Spring / Summer 2013 collection as well as what it’s like to have their work shown at the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum.
A book titled “Blue Tattoo” serves as the inspiration behind the collection, the duo tell ELLE magazine about the true story of a young girl’s survival. Fyodor Golan prove to be rich in concept as well as in style talking about the spiritual elements of the film The Holy Mountain used as a reference for the collection’s traditional and organic feel.
Coming from fine art background, the team says “everything comes through art for us” describing the Fyodor Golan aesthetic which they take pride in focusing on purity of form and shape.
On the woman they design for, they mention women who are “emotionally strong and like to express themselves” using Marilyn Monroe as frequent image on their wall of inspiration.
Since debuting their A/W 11 collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, designers Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman have gone on becoming Fashion Fringe winners gaining recognition for their attention to detail and spectacular collections. With cultures from Latvia, Israel and Morocco they praised London for its energy and sense of adventure recalling showing during London Fashion Week and having their collection in Harvey Nichols as their career highlights.
The designers tell ELLE magazine how honoured they are to have their work shown at the V&A, calling it a second home and a place to explore and find inspiration.
By Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack

Monday, 17 December 2012

NEWS| Phoebe English 'i-N Conversation' with i-D

Vauxhall Fashion Scout alum Phoebe English has recently been featured as part of i-D magazine's 'i-N Conversation' series. Speaking with business partner Rose Easton, the Autumn/ Winter '12 Merit Award winner unraveled the important- but often overlooked- dynamic between a designer, and their partners, highlighting how their working-relationship is integral building 'Phoebe English' the label.

Tracing the roots of their partnership from a dress of acrylic hair to exploring the medium of fashion film, English and Easton tell-all to i-D here.