Thursday, 19 September 2013

SPONSORS| Fashion Scout London SS14 Propercorn Highlights

See all the Propercorn highlights from this season's Fashion Scout London. Propercorn have been with us front row and backstage keeping guests, models and designers fuelled during the week. Their delicious low calorie flavours of popcorn are the only way to snack at London Fashion Week!

SPONSORS| Fashion Scout London SS14 Propress Highlights

Its been a jam packed week of shows, so luckily our sponsors Propress have been on hand backstage at every moment to make sure the clothes look perfect! We will also be taking the Propress steamers to our Fashion Scout Paris Showroom to ensure that everything runs smoothly during Paris Fashion Week!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

PARIS SHOWROOMS| Save the date SS14

Now that London Fashion Week SS14 is over, do not think that this is the end of your fashion fix. Save the date- Fashion Scout will be presenting the very best of global fashion and design talent at our Paris Showroom on 26th September - 1st October 2013. 

For our ninth season in Paris we will be showcasing twenty designers including our Merit Award Winner Yulia Kondranina. 

The full list of designers that will be showing their work are:
Aika Alemi
Alessia Prekop
Anna October
Apu Jan
David Longshaw
Hellen Van Rees
Heohwan Simulation
Kirsty Ward
Lera Leshchova
Little Shilpa
Liz Black
Nova Chui
Phoebe English
Tabernacle Twins
Taeseok Kang
Yasya Minochkina
Yulia Kondranina

Paris Showrooms is a regular feature on many PFW buyers. We are thrilled to be joined by so many exceptional designers and remember that all collections will be shown first on the Fashion Scout blog. 

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HIGHLIGHTS| Fashion Scout London SS14

It has been another incredible season for Fashion Scout designers at Freemasons Hall. Despite the sporadic September showers; front rows were full for the Spring Summer 2014 offering. We look back over the week of catwalk collections and static exhibitions.

Kicking off the week saw the hotly anticipated Ones To Watch SS14 winners showcase their innovative designs to a front row that sported Susanna Lau of Style Bubble and songstress Kate Nash. Helen Lawrence initiated proceedings with a mix media unusually cut line-up, closely followed by the moulded silicon cocooned collection of Graduate Fashion Week Womenswear and Innovation award winner Hannah Williams with Renli Su closing the show with her nomadic lifestyle inspired designs.

Friday was also the day when the world was introduced to the Merit Award winner for SS14; Ones To Watch veteran Yulia Kondranina. It was her meticulous craftsmanship and experimentation that set her apart and won her the accolade. Perfectly fitted cotton looks stunned onlookers into submission; her seamless garment designs sure to be on the wish list of many in the new year.

Fresh from graduate season, the best of the best graced the Fashion Scout Vestibule with their presence on Sunday morning as large crowds rocked up to find out who the next big thing was sure to be. The Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, Shih Chien Taiwan, Istituto Marangoni Paris and the Edinburgh College of Art were all represented in the diverse selection of upcoming international talents.

Following a highly successful catwalk presentation that included a Twitter takeover from non other that GFW executive board member and industry icon Hilary Alexander of the Swedish School of Textiles; international talent continued its reign over London Fashion Week with the Kiev Fashion Days designers exhibiting their work in the Fashion Scout Prince Regent room.

Monday came to a standstill with the Pam Hogg presentation. With one of the fullest and most recognisable front rows of any show in town; fashion as art has never been so prevalent and as the 'War and Peace' inspired theatrical performance concluded with an en pointe balletic display, friends and guests of the designer struggled to stay seated.

Fashion Scout doesn't end here; follow the designers across the channel where collections will be on display at the Paris Showrooms from Thursday 26th of September through to Tuesday 1st October.

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Madeleine Ayers, contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @MadeleineAyers
Photographs by Asia Werbel, @AsiaWerbel