Friday, 24 May 2013

NEWS| Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley wins UKFT RISE Award for Best Newcomer

Huge congratulations to Fashion Scout designer Emma J Shipley who has been awarded the UKFT Rise Newcomer award.

“Supporting fashion’s upcoming stars, the Hotel Indigo UKFT Rise Newcomer was presented
to luxury label Emma J Shipley, founded in 2012, in recognition of her successes with her
opulent scarves and textiles, which blur the boundaries between fine art and fashion.”

The awards were presented by HRH The Princess Royal, President of UKFT at One Mayfair last night and were accompanied by a catwalk produced by Fashion Scout.

The evening saw eleven awards presented across a range of categories, congratulations to all award winners from the evening!

For more information, visit their website

Thursday, 23 May 2013

NEWS| Anne Sofie Madsen Browns Blog Takeover

Following the two previous blog takeovers by both Lily Silverton BLK DNM ; this week see’s Royal Academy of Fine Art graduate, Anne Sofie Madsen takeover the Brown’s Fashion Blog. 

On Day 1, Anne shared with us a collection of images from which she took inspiration for her SS13 Cherrilee Collection; inspired by the Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Miami, Florida, ‘a once-popular but now decayed paradise at the beach’.

The images, combined with her illustrations, portray the ruins of memories of joy and pleasures; whilst Anne explains the collection aims to personify a Malibu Beach Barbie who has been buried in the playground for about a year and then picked up by a pit bull’, in order to present the vision of abandoned thrills and discarded pleasures. In particular, Anne demonstrates how a particular silk top from the final collection includes a ghostly woman’s face, white pit bull terriers, mirrored dinosaurs heads, dark forestry and nostalgic dripping ice cream cones; to capture this vision through the medium of print.

Day 2 sees images from the Cherilee SS13 Catwalk, in keeping with Anne’s brand aesthetic and her vision throughout her collections (to show the well-known thorough the un-known, by utilizing traditional handcraft methods and couture techniques); the collection sees delicate embellished and embroidered dresses and twin sets, met by leather appliqué, heavy white masculine hightops and unconventional patterns.

In progression Day 3 presents powerful images from the Cherilee SS13 campaign of the Melting Ice Dress, the Shelley Dress, the Candy Crystal Dress and the Spikey Dress – the latter of which is featured in DANSK Magazine. Whilst today's images look behind the scenes of the shoot. 

To follow Anne Sofia Madsen’s Browns Fashion blog takeover click here

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Former Fashion Scout Ones to Watch star Agi & Sam receive NEWGEN MEN award

Agi & Sam showcasing at last season's LC:M
Agi & Sam's Fashion Week debut with Fashion Scout

Former Fashion Scout Ones to Watch winners Agi & Sam are one of the chosen four recipients for the S/S14 NEWGEN MEN as sponsored by Topman award

Fashion Scout provided Agi & Sam with their fashion week debut for S/S11 in September 2010 as one of our Menswear One's to Watch initiative. 

Announced today, all recipients receive sponsorship and showcasing opportunities as well as  mentoring support. Agi & Sam will showcase their S/S14 on the catwalk at London Collections: Men in June. 

Huge congratulations to both Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, we look forward to seeing your S/S14 collection!

By Cass Gowing, Editor. @CassGowing

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

NEWS| Graduate Fashion Week announces International Show

Graduate Fashion Week has announced the launch of a new International Show featuring 16 leading global fashion universities. The event, which will take place at GFW in Earls Court on June 3rd will feature designs from 16 students from the chosen international universities.

As part of this initiative, a International Award accolade will be awarded for the best collection, as judged by Sara Maino, senior editor Vogue Italia and the Royal College of Art’s Professor Wendy Dagworthy. The winner, on top of receiving a cash prize for themselves and their university, will win a place at Fashion Scout's acclaimed Graduate Showcase. 

FS are also teaming up with MUUSE to offer a special  sponsorship award to produce and show a collection in London and Paris fashion weeks.

Tickets for Graduate Fashion Week and the International Show can be purchased here. Visit for more information. 

By Cass Gowing, Editor. Follow her on Twitter @CassGowing