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Thursday, 7 May 2015

CFE New Market Entry Programme Applications are Open


Programmes are now open for application at the Centre for Fashion Enterprise  - London’s leading fashion business incubator.

It is crucial in today’s market for small businesses to understand their USP and vision, to be better informed and follow a considered development strategy. CFE facilitates this, unlocking creativity and business potential, allowing designers to gain an international foothold.

Many designers have benefitted from the CFE's programmes which are designed to help develop emerging designers business skills and further your brand. Those who have taken the CFE's programmes include; James Long, Mary Katrantzou, Marios Schwab, Holly Fulton, Agi & Sam, Emma J Shipley, Faustine Steinmetz and Phoebe English plus many more. 

New Market Entry Programme

The New Market Entry Programme empowers London-based designer labels with essential knowledge and tools to develop their business infrastructure and growth strategies, enabling them to support their creative abilities.

Fashion businesses have the opportunity to apply for the New Market Entry Programme. The exciting course consists of a two-day intensive programme driven by industry experts. Each business will receive one-to-one support with a fashion business consultant and the following topics will be covered across the two days: 

   Business Planning
   Finance
   Accountancy
   Legal
   Range planning
   Costing & pricing
   Production
   Sales strategies
   Marketing & PR

Application deadline: 5pm, 15 May 2015

Programme dates: 4, 5 June 2015


Apply here now 

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Image: Phoebe English at Fashion Scout AW13

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Fyodor Golan, Phoebe English and Agi & Sam: International Woolmark Prize


The Woolmark Company announces Fashion Scout alumni Fyodor Golan, Phoebe English and Agi & Sam are nominated for International Woolmark Prize (IWP).

Established in the 1950's as part of the International Wool Secretariat, early winners of the coveted prize include Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Today the competition, which holds finals across The British Isles, Shanghai, Sydney, Antwerp, Dubai and New York, sees its semi-finalist picking up an impressive AU$50,000 donation towards their new collection, in addition to an invitation to the finals in Florence (Menswear) and New York (Womenswear).

When the winner is announced later in the year, they will receive an enviable AU$100,000 to aid in marketing and fabric sourcing, in addition to distribution at London's regarded Harvey Nichols department store.

Good luck to all Fashion Scout alumni!

Full information on the International Woolmark Prize can be found here

By Lewis R Waters

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Jay Briggs "Ugly Duckling" Collection

Check out Jay Briggs' beautiful Ugly Duckling head piece collection, including crystal masks, taxidermy crow wings and metamorphosis.

The collection recently completed a highly successful press day through Lewis & Leigh PR, which gained exposure in highly regarded Wonderland fashion magazine.

Check out the full collection below:








Images courtesy of Jay Briggs/Instagram

 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Fashion Scout SS16 Application Open!



Applications for Fashion Scout SS16 are open!

If you are interested in our London, Paris, Catwalk or Exhibition presentations we want to hear from you!

Request an application: press@fashionscoutevents.com

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Thomas Tait Speaks Live to SHOWstudio!


Head over to Show Studio for a live interview with Fashion Scout designer Thomas Tait now!  Click here

This is a live event that has finished.  The complete interview is available for a limited time on-demand here.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Fashion Scout Kiev AW15 Round-Up











Fashion Scout Kiev AW15 has come to a close for another season, bringing in the best and brightest design output from Eastern Europe.

In attendance was Martyn Roberts, founder of Fashion Scout, who oversaw the creative content across Kiev. 

Check out these beautiful images from across the event. Huge thanks to our designers, models, and all the backstage teams who made it all possible!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Man About Town x Salford University Final Year Collaboration

Salford University Styling and Image Making final year students present a fantastic creative collaboration with renowned Man About Town magazine. 

Presenting work from: 
Emily Charles, 
Izzy Whitley, 
Jess Gwyneth, 
Lauren Kelly, 
Steph Woods 

and Vicky Cambers:







Thursday, 19 March 2015

Injury Release SS15 Collection Video


Australian based Fashion Scout label INJURY have just released an amazing video highlight of their SS15 collection: 

video

Full details, including stockists and look-books can be found here.
Injury's profile and PR and sales contact can be found via Fashion Scout here.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fashion Scout AW15 Paris Round-Up Interview



We caught up with Fashion Scout's Lauren Slater for the low down on Fashion Scout Paris AW15:

1. What have been your highlights from Fashion Scout AW15 Paris? 
The Fashion Scout Paris Showroom has returned for another amazing season in the heart of the Marais. We have had the most exciting season ever, with 22 of the brightest new designers presenting their Autumn Winter collections to leading buyers and press. Particular highlights have included visits by Opening Ceremony from New York and Japan, Dover Street Market, LVMH talent scouts and Sara Maino from Italian Vogue. Our designers have been so pleased by the attendance and many have already placed orders!

2. Why do you think it’s important for Fashion Scout to have a presence in both LFW and PFW? 
Fashion Scout is the leading international showcase, scouting, nurturing and presenting industry selected designers from around the globe. Fashion Scout London is the largest independent event during London Fashion Week and so we are visited by over 12,000 Industry, Press and Celebrities - which gives great coverage for the designers. Fashion Scout Paris is more focused on meeting buyers and selling the collection to stores, so doing both events gives designers the best of both. 

3. As the home of couture, do you think Paris is viewed in a different light to L/M/NYFW? 
Paris has traditionally been about larger, more established designers and houses, with London being the home of new talent. Fashion Scout Paris is changing this now, bringing our strong emerging designers to Paris and creating the only truly international platform for talent in both cities.

4. Do you see Fashion Scout expanding into Milan/New York Fashion Weeks?
Fashion Scout's independence means that we are not tied down by a fashion week location, bringing the designers we scout to both London, Paris and Kiev - Fashion Scout is global and will continue to expand. 

5. Can you tell us anything about next seasons Fashion Scout Paris, or will we have to wait and see? 

Fashion Scout will continue to be the first to discover fresh new talent and present this in both London and Paris. We are already looking forward to SS16 with the return of our leading designers and the launch of several new industry selected talents. 

Interview by Lewis R Waters

Xiao Li Makes LVMH Prize Shortlist!


We are thrilled that Fashion Scout designer Xiao Li has been shortlisted for the prestigious LVMH Prize!

Alongside 25 other designers Xiao Li displayed at the LVMH headquarters in Paris last Tuesday, which was inspected by members of elite fashion houses including Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons and Kenzo.

Presenting bold colours adorned with pop-art inspired illustrations and acronyms, covering oversized sweaters and bags among other highlights Xiao is in a great position to walk away with top prize, which consists of 300,000 euros and coaching from the internationally renowned group.

Best to luck to Xiao Li and all the designers! 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Fashion Scout Paris Showroom : Open Now

The Fashion Scout Paris Showroom is officially open. We are pleased to present 22 of the greatest emerging talents from around the globe at our home in the Marais, 23 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004. 

Open daily from 10am - 7pm the Fashion Scout Paris showroom welcomes both buyers and press from the UK and Internationally. The line up of designers includes LVMH Award nominee Xiao Li alongside Fashion Scout Merit Award winners Gyo Yuni Kimchoe and James Kelly. 

Renowned for discovering the very best new designers, Fashion Scout is hailed as a talent launchpad worldwide. 

The full international lineup of talent;

Carla Pontes
Cats Brothers
Daniela Barros
Dioralop
Gbemi 
Gyo Yuni Kimchoe
Injury
J Moon
James Kelly
Joao Melo Costa
Keiko Nishiyama
Lucilla Gray
Min Wu
Minju Kim
Napsugar
Petra Ptackova
Quoi Alexander
Simon Ekrelius
Typical Freaks
Xiao Li
Youjia Jin 
ZDDZ

Join us for our drinks reception, on Saturday (7th March) from 6pm - 9pm at the showroom. 

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Fashion Scout Paris Next


Fashion Scout Paris is the next stop on our schedule, running from Thursday 5th - Tuesday 10th March at 23 Rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris. 

The Fashion Scout Paris showroom is a firm favourite of Paris Fashion Week, hosting the best UK and International Press and Buyers each season. Amongst others, guests include; Opening Ceremony, 10 Corso Como, Dover Street Market, Beams, Luisa Via Roma, Colette, Browns, Comme Des Garcons and many more. 

The Fashion Scout Paris Showroom will display the work of 21 of the brightest new design talents, including Fashion Scout Merit Award winners James Kelly, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe and Xiao Li. 

The full list of designers is;


Carla Pontes • Cats Brothers • Daniela Barros • Dioralop
Gyo Yuni Kimchoe • Injury • J Moon • James Kelly
Joao Melo Costa • Keiko Nishiyama • Lucilla Gray • Min Wu
Minju Kim • Napsugar • Petra Ptackova • Quoi Alexander
Simon Ekrelius • Typical Freaks • Xiao Li • Youjia Jin • ZDDZ

Join us for drinks at the showroom on Saturday 7th March from 6pm. 

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

FASHION SCOUT AW15 Round-Up!




















Fashion Scout AW15 has come to an end!

A huge congratulations goes out to all our catwalk designers:

Jamie Wei Huang
Minnan Hui
James Kelly
Mariana Jungmann
Ashley Isham
Daniela Barros & Joao Melo Costa
CCUOCO
Judy Wu
Apu Jan
Youjia Jin
Ones To Watch winners
Mimi Tran
ROHMIR
Soojin Lee
Zeynep Kartal
Kiev Fashion Days
Xiao Li
Gyo Yuni Kimchoe
Pam Hogg
Lulu Liu
Jacob Birge
Dora Abodi
Marko Mitanovski
CJ Yao
& FAD Competition Finalists & Winner 2015.

We'd also like to extend a massive thank you to both our Exhibition Designers and Emerging Designers who starred in Monday's exclusive showcase.

A massive thank you goes out to our sponsors, Body Shop, Toni & Guy, Vita Coco, Propercorn, Propress, Fashion Monitor, Disorder Magazine, Snog and Miriam's Munchies!


See you at #FashionScoutSS16!