The Well Seasoned
Fashion Scout always features number of established designers who have been producing catwalk shows for several years and have built a loyal following including myself.
The first of these was Ashley Isham who is the go to for red carpet looks but this collection contained a lot of chic pieces that could be worn on a daily basis. His pieces have been worn by Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Zara Philips and Lady Gaga. See my full catwalk review for Noctis Magazine.
Bernard Chandrand‘s stunning collections always have me stunned for words and this season I was practically drooling over each of his creations. I adored the use of luxurious silks and leathers combined with ingenious clear inserts in area that flatter the natural shape of a woman. His clever use of colour blocking should have made rising star Lupita Nyongo pay attention as she continues to be a major proponent of this trend. I would love to see her in one of the pieces from this collection! Veteran jouralists Hilary Alexander and Suzy Menkez were on the front row.
Former rock star Pam Hogg showed an array of her signature catsuits which have been worn by Kate Moss, Rihanna and Kelly Rowland. Whilst she has been known in the past for making political statements with her clothes, this collection saw an official partnership with Amnesty International to protest the situation in Russia, in particular the cause of Pussy Riot and the anti gay laws. Camp men strutted down the catwalk as did regular sized models, although the usual female glamazonians were also in the show- of course. See my backstage interview with Pamm Hogg here.
The Freshly Pressed
Fashion Scout is renowned for introducing new talent as it is where many f the greats like McQueen started off.
The Ones to Watch showcase in particular selects the best of recent graduates, who are chosen by a panel including founder Martyn Roberts. This years show included neon colours, quirky shapes and giant backpacks.
Hiroko Nakajima (below)
Spotted- Susie Bubble (above)
Jamie Wei Huang showcased for the first time after winning the Designer for Tomorrow Awards last year which provided full sponsorship for her first catwalk show At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Her collection features clean lines, wide leg trousers, box cuts and an abundance of straps.