Archives for Martyn Roberts

Fashion Scout to Announce its AW18 Designers

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.

Kendall Robbins, Emma Firth and Martyn Roberts at the AW18 judging process.
Photograph courtesy: Rory James

Emma Firth and Fabio Piras examining AW18 collections. Photograph courtesy: Rory James

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.

Globelle SS18 show. Photograph courtesy: Qavi Reyez, Rory James and Bethan Fielding

nellllyGlobelle SS18 show. Photograph courtesy: Qavi Reyez, Rory James and Bethan Fielding

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

Graduate Fashion Week Launch Protégé Project, Showcasing Graduate Talent

THE PROTÈGÈ PROJECT launched by Graduate Fashion Week, an event hosted in London each June, aims to aid and support award winners and BA fashion graduates enter into the industry.

Graduate Fashion Week managing and creative director, Martyn Roberts, and acclaimed fashion journalist Hilary Alexander OBE, will give masterclasses at universities across the country to educate and guide students, assisting them in creating strong and consistent portfolios and collections. The masterclasses also hope to show current fashion students how GFW can support their careers within the fashion industry.

i1ctClaire Tagg, Graduate Collection 2017, UCA Rochester

Creative Claire Tagg, M&S Womenswear Award runner up and Daniel Rynne, Debenhams Menswear Award winner both participated in GFW17. Give interviews detailing their successes and aspirations for the next steps in their careers and their work with major British fashion retailers.

i2drDaniel Rynne, Graduate Collection 2017, photo by Jack Mitchell and Daniel Rynne

This October, Graduate Fashion Week will be taking 11 graduates, including award winners to Fashion Forward Dubai, the Middle East’s largest fashion event. There, the designers will present their collections to an audience of international fashion devotees.

by Pierra George-Robertson

Front Page Image: Claire Tagg, Graduate Collection 2017, UCA Rochester

View Graduate Fashion Week Masterclass dates here

See interviews, images, and videos here

Graduate Fashion Week 2018 will showcase at the Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, East London from June 3-6 2018

Fashion Scout London show at Freemasons’ Hall this week

FASHION Scout London is the largest independent event showing at London Fashion Week this September. Founded and directed by Martyn Roberts, the organisation discovers and nurtures emerging fashion labels, and provides them with an acclaimed platform for development.

Their individual and collective showcases include an international range of brands. Over the weekend Lunyee, a collaborative art and design project operating in Shenzhen, China, presented their readymade collection as well did N&S Gaia, a womenswear label based in New Delhi.

Lunyee SS18, Courtesy of Fashion Scout

On Friday Fashion Scout presented 10 showcases, including their selected ones to watch Neo Design, Starsica, Ji Won Choi, and Triinu Pungits.

Starsica SS18, Courtesy of Fashion Scout

Triinu Pungits SS18, Courtesy of Fashion Scout

The schedule for the remaining of their 37 shows and presentations can be found on their website. The events will take place at their exhibition rooms and two catwalk spaces in Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ.

by Rosie Byers

For press and ticket requests contact, or The shows will also be live-streamed online here.

Front Page Image: Starsica SS18, Courtesy of Fashion Scout