FASHION Scout London have been selecting designers to feature in their showcase for the AW18 season, who will be revealed on their website in the New Year. Last month 40 designers were shortlisted from over 300 that registered to show.
The chosen brands then presented their collections at Wringler and Mangle in Spitalfields Market at the end of last month. Their designs were judged by Fashion Scout Founder Martyn Roberts and a panel made up of industry experts Hattie Crisell, Acting Fashion Editor at The Times, Ida Petersson, Womenswear Buying Director at Browns, Emma Firth, Online Fashion Editor at Hunger Magazine, Fabio Piras, MA Course Leader at Central St Martins MA and Kendall Robbins, Fashion Programme Manager at The British Council.
Winners of the Merit and One to Watch Awards will present with Fashion Scout London in February 2018 at London Fashion Week, where Fashion Scout is the UK’s largest independent showcase for both established and emerging designers. They will also be included in the Fashion Scout London Exhibition.
Last month Fashion Scout also released a short film of Nelly Rose’s Globelle presentation at Fashion Scout SS18. Previously named a One To Watch designer, Nelly launched Globelle last season as an international platform focused on fostering the exchange of ideas and collaboration between artists across the world.
by Rosie Byers