Friday, 9 August 2013

NEWS| Fashion Scout Kiev launches Design It contest in partnership with Vogue Italia

Designers who have submitted an entry into Fashion Scout Kiev can now also apply for the Design It Contest in partnership with Vogue Italia.

The international judging the entrants include Hilary Alexander, the Editor of Italian Vogue Sara Maino, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Ukraine Masha Tsukanova, Martyn Roberts, the founder of Fashion Scout platform, Daria Shapovalova, creative director of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and Margarita Zubatova, the Fashion Editor at LookAtMe. 

Applicants can win one of three prizes: 

  • A grant to participate in the Fashion Scout Kiev with the support of Vogue It
  • A grant to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days with the support of Vogue Ua
  • A feature published on
In addition, works of the winner who gets the biggest number of likes, will also be published online on VOGUE.IT.

Can you apply? Yes if you are an applicant of Fashion Scout Kiev! All you need to do is upload example of your work (sketches and lookbooks) here: and encourage your friends and fans to vote for you to win!

Visit the Fashion Scout Kiev website for more information. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT| Applications Open for Fashion Scout Kiev until 01.09.13

Application entry date for Fashion Scout Kiev has been extended until 1st September 2013. The next season of Fashion Scout Kiev  will take place in Kiev on 17-20 October 2013 and you can apply for catwalk shows, presentations and showroom exhibition.

Designers are selected by a panel of industry experts featuring leading buyers, media and business advisers. 

Fashion Scout is recognised as the strongest independent platform for emerging talent in the international market and from March 2013 Fashion Scout became an essential part of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion days. Kiev is the third strand in Fashion Scout global positioning, running alongside in London and Paris.

To apply please email 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

NEWS| Hellen van Rees featured on Vogue Italia following award win

Vogue Italia features Helen Van Rees and her Humanity in Fashion award win. 

Hellen Van Rees', Square3 Angle collection was awarded on the grounds of her attention to detail that enables the minimisation of waste along with her use of recycled material. Her work was influenced and inspired by the classic tweed Chanel suit, reworked with a modern, contemporary aesthetic.

Hellen described the collection to Vogue Italia as 'quite sculptural art, suitable for an extravagant celebrity like Lady Gaga', which can also be toned down to be both chic and ladylike.

You can read more about her win on Vogue Italia

By Brooke McCord @BrookeMcCord

Monday, 5 August 2013

NEWS| Phoebe English AW13 film exclusive to Dazed Digital

Former Fashion Scout Merit Award winner Phoebe English takes us to new worlds with a short film featuring the designer’s AW13 collection.  Focusing on shape, shadows bring a spellbound atmosphere to the collection where movement interacts with light.
Collaborating with director Marie Kristiansen and music by Golden Hum, Phoebe English showcases parts of her collection throughout the film featuring her signature monochromatic style. Flashes of dark visuals contrast with a serene mood, where the viewer is invited to see the multidimensional aspects of the collection.
Featured on Dazed Digital as an exclusive, the film highlights the importance of textures in Phoebe English’s work and pulls forward the garments themselves, whilst the model remains passive, face half covered.
“Whilst obviously displayed to us, the model is simultaneously removed or hidden by the masking of her eyes” says English explaining the film-making process she says “x-ray and spectre like transparencies, slide show layering and the voyeuristic plinth exhibit of the model protagonist.”
The designer showcased her collection at Fashion Scout in February earlier this year using this film to expand ideas on aesthetics seen on the catwalk.

Vanessa Omoregie (@wewearblack)