Friday, 30 August 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT| Fashion Scout Paris Showroom September 2013

Fashion Scout will be presenting the very best of global fashion and design talent at our Paris Showroom on 26th September - 1st October 2013. The Fashion Scout Showroom will return to our Paris Fashion Week home of: 
Fashion Scout Paris
23 rue du Roi de Sicile

This season, our ninth season in Paris, the Fashion Scout Paris showroom is completely full - and with a lengthy waiting list! - thanks to overwhelming response from the UKFT’s TAP Grant.

The Fashion Scout Paris Showroom is a regular feature on many buyers schedules at PFW, with visits last season from amongst others; Beams Japan, Vogue China, Voulez Vous Hong Kong, Ships Tokyo, Vogue Taiwan, the BFC, Dolce&Gabanna store Italy, Collezioni, Bengt Fashion, Fashion Monitor, Italian Vogue, Dover Street Market and i-D. We are thrilled to be joined by so many exceptional international designers, in particular Merit Award winner Yulia Kondranina. 

For more information, visit our website.


PINGHE is the fashion label created by Chinese designer Ping He. Showcasing at Fashion Scout for the first time this September, Ping is no stranger to success having won numerous acclaimed accolades across her career. Whilst studying at leading art and design university Suzhou, Ping won the Shanghai Fashion Week award for womenswear design as well as a SAGA design award. Following graduating her BA degree with a first, Ping came to London and completed a masters degree at Nottingham Trent University. Having perfected her highly innovative style, Ping became Head of Design at London based brand Aftershock where she continued to receive critical acclaim not to mention a string of awards including BFC's award for 'Best Rising Star Brand.

In April 2011, Ping He launched her ready-to-wear label PINGHE in London, with strong support from Harvey Nichols’ CEO Joseph Wan and British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman. We are thrilled to have her SS14 collection showcase at Fashion Scout on Friday 13th September at 7pm.

By Cass Gowing, Editor of Fashion Scout @CassGowing

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT| Ones To Watch Designers September 2013:

We are delighted to announce Hannah Williams, Helen Lawrence and Renli Su as the Ones To Watch designers for SS14.

Winner of the Graduate Fashion Week Innovation and Womenswear Awards, Hannah Williams has already captured the attention of leading international media. Her silicone moulded pieces and unusual fabric combinations aim to challenge the unconventional and her stand out design skills have resulted in a collaboration collection with one of the world’s leading retailers.

Central Saint Martins MA graduate, Helen Lawrence, received her design training under the skilled hands of Alexander McQueen and Mark Fast. Since graduating, Helen has collaborated with menswear designer Craig Green, and her ability of combining innovative techniques with unconventional fabrics and highly creative textiles is quickly garnering the interest of the fashion press.

A graduate of the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Renli completed an MA in Fashion Design and Technology at LCF. The young designer’s fresh take on approach and form depicts an intrinsic bond between the wearer and the collection. With a return to nature, Renli works with reconstructed fabrics and hand-made techniques to create pieces of impeccable craftsmanship.

Ones To Watch is renowned for being one of the first places to see the very best in new UK and international design talent, Ones To Watch provides a sponsored catwalk showcase for three of the brightest emerging designers.

We spoke to Martyn Roberts, Director of Fashion Scout about the latest Ones to Watch winners: “This season presents a diverse range of exciting new talent. Ones To Watch is renowned globally for showcasing a highly creative selection of new talents and forms a recognised launch pad for the next generation of designers.”

The Ones To Watch showcase will take place at Fashion Scout on Friday 13th September at 1.30pm. See the full schedule here

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Introducing our Designer Spotlight series for the SS14 international designers who are showcasing their talents on the Fashion Scout catwalk during London Fashion Week this September. 

NIAN, the label created by Turkish designer Nihan Buruk, showcased last season at Fashion Scout as part of the Runway Collective show. Known for their avant-garde style, NIAN's AW13 collection presented a androgynous style of sharp tailoring and stunning linear cuts to an acclaimed reception. Nihan Buruk graduated in Fashion and Textile Design from Istanbul's Yeditepe University in 2007 and since then has been creating her collections in her own private studio in Istanbul.

NIAN will be showcasing on Day One of Fashion Scout London SS14 at 4.30pm. 

By Cass Gowing, Editor
Photographs by Simon Armstrong