Thursday, 7 August 2014

EXCLUSIVE: SS15 Merit Award Winner Announced

We are very pleased to announce the Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner for SS15 as Gyo Yuni Kimchoe.

Showcasing his SS15 collection at our Freemasons' Hall during London Fashion Week, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe will present on the same catwalk as our previous Merit Award winners William Tempest, David Koma, Phoebe English and Georgia Hardinge.

The Gyo Yuno Kimchoe label is headed up by designer duo Gyo Kim and his partner Yuni Choe. Originally from Korea, the pair met whilst Gyo Kim was studying at Parsons School of Design. Now a graduate of Central Saint Martins, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe prepare to showcase their debut womenswear collection with Fashion Scout. 

Chosen by the Fashion Scout Selection Panel, which included Hilary Alexander, Robert Cavell-Clarke of Not Just A Label, stylist Rebekah Roy, Fashion Scout Director Martyn Roberts and former Merit Award winner Phoebe English, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe will be sponsored by Fashion Scout to present their catwalk show and exhibition at Fashion Scout London as well as join us in our Paris Showrooms.

“We are so honoured to be selected as the winner," Gyo Kim states. "The Merit Award is the best opportunity for new designers to show their vision and creativity.”

Be sure to keep up to date with everything SS15 on the blog, our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

By Josh Walker, Editor, (@josh_walker_).
Images, courtesy of Gyo Yuno Kimchoe

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

NEWS| Fashion Scout Alumni Iris van Herpen wins ANDAM Prize

Iris van Herpen has been announced as 2014’s ANDAM award winner, receiving €250,000 in prize money plus an invaluable year of mentoring from Kering chairman and CEO Fran├žois-Henri Pinault.

The Dutch fashion designer and Fashion Scout 2010 exhibitor (pictured) is skilled in her command of structure; lattice bodices and godet pleats are surrounded by liquidesque head and body-pieces for SS11 that have to be seen to be believed. For AW14’s ‘Indigital’, lean silhouettes came to life with iridescent finishes, beading and luxury textures. Her progression as a designer already clearly evident, Iris van Herpen’s exciting vision is pushing fashion in a futuristic direction.

van Herpen has been cited as one of the most stimulating designers of recent seasons, combining couture craftsmanship with cutting edge technology, including 3D printing. She will surely find much use for the additional €110,000 of Swarovski crystals that also make up the extensive ANDAM prize package; a purchase order from Hudson’s Bay Company, commercial and strategic mentorship from the Tomorrow showroom, an exclusive Galeries Lafayette Paris space for two seasons and two capsule collections to be created and sold on complete the coup of the year for van Herpen. 

By Isabella Silvers, Contributor, (@izzymks).

Monday, 4 August 2014

NEWS | More Designers Announced for London

Fashion Scout are pleased to announce the addition of several designer names to our London roster.

From the 12th - 16th September, Fashion Scout will take over the Freemasons' Hall in Covent Garden for another season of standout talent. With the Fashion Scout SS15 Schedule filling up with the careful selection of UK and International designers joining the September showcase, we are able to confirm the following designers as those returning.

Apu Jan
Hema Kaul
Little Shilpa
Lulu Liu
Natalie Coleman
Ong Oaj Pairam
Swedish School of Textiles
Vita Gottlieb

Catwalk shows and presentations will be held in Fashion Scout’s two catwalk halls, and this season will see the return of the Fashion Scout Exhibition held in the Prince Regent Room.

The confirmed Designer Profiles are live online here. Be sure to check back to the blog to see designer profiles, as well as announcements in the lead up to the season. 

Keep up to date with everything Fashion Scout in-between now and fashion week on our Twitter and Instagram.