Thursday, 14 March 2013

NEWS| Shao Yen A/W13 Film 'Stalker'

SHAO YEN 2013 AW Stalker from LaLaLa on Vimeo.

Fashion Scout former Ones To Watch designer Shao Yen released his surrealist inspired fashion film showcasing his AW13 collection shown at Fashion Scout’s Paris Showroom. 

The designer who has been featured in Vogue China features his collection of metallic panelling and feminine shapes in a film that calls on references from the likes of Dali, Bunuel, and Cocteau. Never at loss for references, Shao Yen’s work mixes various avant garde genres from the 80s and 90s with street style being a focus point. The Taiwanese born designer's exciting pieces brings a vibrant perspective on creative design incorporating craftsmanship with art savvy nuance. Having previously worked on projects with Selfridges, “Stalker” is the designer’s latest creative project that captures a world outside fashion with a persona that ties neatly with his pieces. 

The Central Saint Martins graduate has developed a signature style, becoming known for his use of unconventional materials in classic techniques that has cultivated a fan base eager to see his next work.
Vanessa Omoregie(@wewearblack)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

NEWS| Fashion Scout designers featured in Collezioni magazine

Four Fashion Scout designers have been focused on by Collezioni magazine as part of their accessories edit for A/W13. The Editors from Collezioni came across Fashion Scout designers Taeseok Kang, David Longshaw, Nova Chiu and Kirsty Ward at the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom last season and has consequently selected them for this feature. 

COLLECTION| Raffaele Ascione launches A/W13 collection and holds sample sale

Big things are happening for Fashion Scout designer Raffaele Ascione as he launches his A/W13 collection, short film and holds a sample sale.

Raffaele chose to focus on finalising his A/W13 designs as opposed to showcasing them through an exhibition or catwalk presentation this season. Consequently, launching the collection live on his website and across his social media platforms (through his lookbook and subsequently his short fashion film - see above-) shortly after fashion week. 

The collection itself? Darker and more subversive than his prior collection, each garment's shapes have ballooned to oversized yet maintain an intense element of femininity and wearability. A progression of more luxe fabrics are completed with lace appliqué, material juxtaposition and strong zip detailing.

Raffaele will be holding a sample sale of his last four collections this Saturday (16.03.13). For more information, visit Raffaele's Facebook page

By Cass Gowing, Editor. Follow her on Twitter @CassGowing
Images from Raffaele Ascione

Monday, 11 March 2013

NEWS| Pam Hogg joined SHOWstudio's live panel discussion for McQueen A/W13

Pam Hogg recently talked Alexander McQueen's AW13 collection during Paris Fashion Week as a part of SHOWstudio's live panel discussions. Throughout the talk, the cult-punk designer gave insight to her own work, as well as McQueen's influence as a designer and the show pieces themselves. Describing the work of McQueen as something with “undeniable energy that's so powerful and so beautiful”, she offered both an interesting and genuine take on the pieces.

Rewatch the video here on SHOWstudio or click on the YouTube video above. 
By Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)