Friday, 17 May 2013

NEWS| Fashion Scout designers Shao Yen and Heohwan Simulation in Tank Magazine

This week has seen Tank magazine highlight two Fashion Scout designers in their ‘Power Four’ of emerging international designers article; more specifically, Shao Yen and Heohwan Simulation.

Disclosing that Shao Yen never planned to become a knitwear designer, the article explains how Shao initially directed his talent toward jewellery design; before taking a place on the Central St Martin knitwear programme –  a movement which proved a vehicle for experimentation. The article goes on to discuss Shao’s brand aesthetic of experimental spirit, which is accessible to many people; his most recent collection inspired by Catalan artist Joan Miro and Giuseppe Castiglione’s portraits of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong, mirrors this, combining wearable clothing and eccentricity.

Alongside Shao, RCA graduate and Fashion Scout Merit Award and ‘One’s to Watch’ designer, Heohwan Simulation, is also deemed an emerging designer destined for big things. The article places emphasis on Hwan Heo’s determination, the philosophical and concept based aesthetic of his brand; and his “The decade Project”, a ten year concept he is undertaking inspired by his reading of fashion’s history.

Both Fashion Scout designers are featured alongside British, Danish Duo Trager Delaney and London launched label Ostwald Helgason. 

Text by Brooke McCord @BrookeMcCord
Images from Tank Magazine.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

NEWS| UKFT Awards 2013 nominations including Charlotte Taylor, Emma J Shipley and Joseph Turvey

The NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2013 have announced their nominations and include three Fashion Scout designers: Charlotte Taylor, Emma J Shipley and Joseph Turvey. The shortlisted brands will be showcased in a catwalk show produced with Fashion Scout on May 23rd. 

After receiving a record number of entries this year, they have consolidated the entries to the announce the nominations for the 2013 awards. The judging was chaired by UKFT Deputy Chairman Simon Berwin and whilst the judging panel includes Fashion Scout selection panelist and Fashion Features Editor at,  Jessica Bumpus as well as Caroline Nodder, Editor-in-Chief of Drapers and Maurice Mullen, Head of Fashion & Luxury Goods for Evening Standard.

Charlotte Taylor and Emma J Shipley are competing for the UKFT Rise Newcomer Award whilst Insley & Nash for Joseph Turvey is also up for an accolade. 

The highly anticipated awards ceremony will take place on May 23 at One Mayfair in London where the winners will be announced.

Monday, 13 May 2013

NEWS| Former Merit Award winner Phoebe English in The Independent

Open up today's Independent or i paper today and you'll see Fashion Scout designer and former Merit Award winner Phoebe English looking back at you. 

The feature, which focuses on Phoebe's new window installation which launches at Dover Street Market this Friday, interview Phoebe in her studio in her East London studio. 

"For her window display English, whose studies focused on knitwear and textiles, has created a large orb of blue glass beads that will be suspended from the ceiling by a single wire. “I wanted something that looked as though it was floating or hovering – a lunar orb. The textiles we're using are all glass and we found that during the [spring/summer 13] show you got a really great reflection of the show lights while the girls were in motion. We're hoping that the light will sort of sparkle across the surface.”"

You can read the full piece online here. View Phoebe English's A/W13 collection review here, as showcased at Fashion Scout in February.

Written by Editor Cass Gowing, @CassGowing