Friday, 18 January 2013

BREAKING NEWS| Vauxhall Fashion Scout Relaunches as Fashion Scout

We are pleased to announce that Vauxhall Fashion Scout has re-launched as Fashion Scout, The International Showcase. Having worked with and provided an unrivalled platform for designers among the likes of Peter Pilotto, Eudon Choi, Pam Hogg and Fyodor Golan to name a few, Fashion Scout's international outreach not only supports the best in innovative British talent, but that from all over the world.

Alongside the best innovative British talent, Fashion Scout provides unrivaled platforms in London and Paris for carefully selected collective showcases from China, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. 

This season, Fashion Scout's 14th, is set to be a particularly exciting one for international talent. Chinese designer Yifang Wan has just been awarded the Fashion Scout Merit Award and is set to debut her AW13 collection during Fashion Week at Freemason's Hall, heralding a new generation of Chinese design. We will also introduce a showcase that includes the very best in upcoming international design talent from Kiev and Istanbul.

Since launching fourteen season ago by founder Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout has attracted the attention of the media's top press and buyers from Suzy Menkes, Sarah Mower and Susie Lau to globally recognised fashion personalities such as Rei Kawakubu, Laura Bailey, Henry Holland and the late Anna Piaggi. We've built a reputation for being the leading international fashion showcase and look forward to the many exciting times ahead.

Fashion Scout Director Martyn Roberts stated exclusively: "This is an exciting leap forward for Fashion Scout.  The UK produces some of the most creative fashion talent in the world, and Fashion Scout will always show the best of them, but there is also a generation of fantastic new talent coming through from other countries.  Whilst Fashion Scout's aim stays the same - to show the best creative fashion talents - our vision is now global.  

Fashion Scout's London and Paris events are renown throughout the industry as talent showcases.  They attract the top international press and buyers and people in the know hungry to discover new ideas and talents.  Creativity is the lifeblood of the fashion industry and Fashion Scout is in the heart of it."

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

NEWS| E Tautz launches capsual womenswear collection

After a successful show at London Collections: Men showcasing a classic and timeless look of the English gentleman, Patrick Grant of E Tautz announced the label’s foray into Womenswear for Spring / Summer 2013.
Despite being a Menswear brand the designer’s celebrity fans who include Alexa Chung and Laura Bailey expressed the need for a womenswear alternative to his shirts. Catapulted by a visit from a Japanese stockist who requested smaller versions of the shirts, Patrick Grant says “It’s a unique take for womenswear, it’s a man’s shirt, it’s a man’s instruction, it’s the same fabrics”
With the capsule womenswear collection launching on this coming Spring, fans of E.Tautz are asking if this will inspire more from the line in the future. “This is the start” Patrick says talking about gaining exposure for the womenswear line on the same par as the menswear range, and giving credit to London Collections: Men as a great business opportunity for designers in the city.
By Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack. Images from VFS A/W12 at Fashion Scout by Rowan Papier

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

NEWS| Helen Bullock illustrating for SHOWstudio during LCM

Helen Bullock has been adding her artistic touch to London Collections: Men as SHOWstudio's fashion illustrator. A designer already known for her illustrative approach to fashion and personal design process, she has produced a variety of artworks that stay true to her style for a number of shows. Simplistic and quirky with pops of colour, the illustrations only serve in adding another layer to the talent we saw across the three days. Having studied at Central Saint Martins and worked under the likes of John Galliano, Helen Bullock has become known as much for her work on paper as with fabrics.

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)
Images from SHOWstudio's coverage of MAN and SIBLING's show

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

NEWS| Hellen Van Rees MOAM and FOAM Exhibition

From January 10th former Fashion Scout Ones to Watch designer Hellen Van Rees participated in the MOAM & FOAM photography exhibition. For this project fifteen Dutch photographers and fashion designers, including Hellen van Rees, collaborated to reinterpret classic images by iconic Dutch photographers. 

Hellen teamed up with photographer Sanja Marusic and reinterpreted the above photo by Anton Corbijn. 

You can visit MOAM at the gallery of the Amsterdam photography museum at Vijzelstraat 78 from January 10th till March 17th 2013.

By Cass Gowing, Editor
Images from Hellen Van Rees and BRANKOPOPOVICBLOG

Monday, 14 January 2013

NEWS| E.Tautz A/W13 Catwalk Review

If any show at London Collections: Men encapsulated the essence of the British gentleman, it was E.Tautz's AW13 collection. In a colour palette of grey, black and orange, simple pieces of classic tailoring walked the runway. Suits, double-breasted coats and jumpers were all present and along with the appearance of cloche hats the entirety gave the essence of both quality and style. Patrick Grant is the creative force behind E.Tautz and along with having the whole collection produced in the UK, is constantly introducing influences from the military into the brand's Saville Row persona. In 2010, E. Tautz was awarded British menswear designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards and has since continued to make its mark on the world of menswear design.

Congratulations to E.Tautz and Patrick Grant for the consistently high level of praise received for said collection in the press. 

By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)
Images - BFC