“Blink” Retail: Bright Young Things, Selfridges

So, here’s some more about the Bright Young Things windows at Selfridges, as promised. We have shot some of our favourites, but do get down there to have a look at all of the creativity on display.

We think that Adam Andrascik and Maarten van der Horst are two very exciting, new womenswear designers. We’ve already slipped on a couple of Andrascik’s gorgeously bold and graphic creations on the womenswear floor in Selfridges, and we didn’t even know we wanted to match our shoes with our tropical printed trousers until van der Horst showed us how utterly genius it looks.

Adam Andrascik

Adam Andrascik

Maarten van der Horst

Masc are also featured as one of the Bright Young Things selection, but we couldn’t get a good shot of their window. We spotted them at last London Fashion Week, at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Read more here. So delighted to see that they have been spotted by Selfridges. Congrats guys!

Lucy

London Fashion Week: Vauxhall Fashion Scout

To complete our LFW coverage, we have a post of our favourite spots from the Vauxhall Fashion Scout event. The purpose of this event is to shine a spotlight on new labels who have been selected by a panel of industry experts. The event featured several platforms to present all of this talent, from a static exhibition to an ever changing presentation space as well as catwalk shows. It was a vibrant and exciting collection of new talent and innovation. We particularly liked the work of these designers and graduates, and we think they all have a very strong chance of being the next big things to emerge into the incredibly influential British fashion scene.

First up, we have Malene Oddershede Bach whose texture and print oriented collection was incredibly impactful without being gimmicky. The collection featured strong colourblocking teamed with graphic shapes, all worked back to matching statement shoes, created in collaboration with a designer who creates shoes for Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness.

Malene Oddershede Bach

Malene Oddershede Bach

Anna Smit is an RCA MA graduate whose collection featured her preoccupations with pattern, new materials and silhouette. This incredibly cleverly constructed set of garments felt accomplished and really innovative.

Anna Smit

We were very impressed with Kingston University‘s presentation, and in particular with the work of Han Gu and Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse. Two very different approaches, but both equally striking, relevant and exciting.

Han Gu, Kingston University graduate

Han Gu, Kingston University graduate

Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse, Kingston University graduate

Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse, Kingston University graduate

Designers Duncan Shaw and Belinda Yick have joined forces to launch new label, MASC. Their chic and minimalist approach looked incredibly professional and quietly innovative. We loved the origami feel detailing which worked incredibly well with the clean and refined silhouettes.

MASC

MASC

Patrick Li, a Brighton University BA and Royal College Of Art MA graduate created a subtly stunning collection that contrasts soft and hard in soft stoney shades, blending dense and sheer textiles with an expert hand.

Patrick Li

The Ume-Romann collection was presented as part of the Graduate Showcase. This designer, from De Montfort university, had created a shot of rock star worthy glamour with incredibly decorative looks created with ultra fine chain mail embellishment.

Umeromaan

Umeromaan

Thanks to Hannah for some of these shots and for her hard work at VFS on our behalf. Good luck to all of the designers featured and we look forward to seeing great things in the season’s ahead.

If you’d like to see more on our new designer discoveries, click here. If you’re interested in our London Fashion Week coverage, click here. Enjoy!