Friday, 25 July 2014

NEWS| Carrie-Ann Stein Through to MUUSE x Vogue Talent Young Vision Award Final

The accolades are piling up for London based womenswear designer Carrie-Ann Stein. 

After being named one of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch last season, Stein has made it through to the final of the MUUSE x Vogue Talent contest’s Young Vision Award. Her use of inventive silhouettes, quirky prints and experimental textile techniques set her sculptural designs in a league of their own.

Graduating in 2013 from Central Saint Martins’ Fashion Design with Knit course, Stein’s work incorporates the trials and tribulations of working class culture, particularly the double entendres and humour so prevalent in the culture. Her graduate collection featured Blackpool postcard prints in seaside brights on 3D rectangular silhouettes, a palette carried through to AW14.

Stein initially made the move to London from Lancashire and trained as a lawyer, developing her knowledge of design and trademark law. Remaining fascinated with her hometown, Stein’s desire to embrace and re-imagine the Lancashire she knew as a child, a ‘post-industrial cotton-mill town suffering from the loss of its textile trade’, makes her work a composite of inspiration, design talent, social commentary and legal acumen. No wonder The Telegraph, Harvey Nichols, Elle and Style Bubble have taken note.
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By Isabella Silvers, Contributor, (@izzymks).

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NEWS| Apu Jan, Lulu Liu and Ong-Oaj Pairam Confirmed for Fashion Scout SS15

We're pleased to announce that designers Apu Jan, Lulu Liu and Ong-Oaj Pairam will be returning to Fashion Scout to showcase during our SS15 season.

Regulars to the catwalk at our Freemasons Hall venue, all three designers showcased their AW14 pieces last season:

"Setting the scene for Apu Jan’s ‘Turbulence’ AW14 show, a bass guitarist, violinist and DJ churned out live, dark, heady beats. Following on from last season, Apu Jan sought inspiration from nature once more, as well as the frantic hustle of modern society. Known for his bespoke knitting technique, Jan upped the stakes this season combining super-fine and extra chunky knits, creating both sleek and voluminous silhouettes." Lia Stokes

"Opening sounds of moody storms set the atmosphere for this eclectic show. Inspired by the last Empress of China, Cixi, Liu’s collection embodied the regal spirit of one of China’s most influential women. Strong, powerful, feminine and fashionable, Cixi personifies the woman Liu has in mind with her creations. Embracing the rich history of her homeland, Lulu incorporated the Chinese royal colours of gold, blue, green and red to her designs." Lia Stokes

"Ong-Oaj Pairam opened his Fashion Scout show with a blast of vibrant jewel tones and intricately detailed patterning that looked nothing short of sensational. His signature 1950s style is ever-present in his AW14 collection which combines printed dresses and tailored trouser suits with vibrantly coloured patent and leather bomber jackets." Charlotte Muscat

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By Lia Stokes and Charlotte Muscat