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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.