Friday, 31 May 2013

NEWS| Graduate Fashion Week tickets still available as industry rallies support

This weekend, the elite of the fashion industry from international recruiters to press to buyers will be attending Graduate Fashion Week (2nd – 5th June) 2013.

Having launched the careers of Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Bailey and Julien Macdonald – this esteemed platform will showcase the best new designers, marketeers, product developers, digital innovators, pattern cutters, textile designers, merchandisers and buyers. In fact, Drapers 2012 Market Report found that an astounding 78.2% of retailers thought that Graduate Fashion Week was beneficial to the sector

Rob Templeman, Chairman Graduate Fashion Week is thrilled with the industry's growing support, “It’s really great to see the industry coming together to support our young talent, we know that its absolutely crucial for graduates to have as much on the job experience as possible."

Graduate Fashion Week attracts approximately 25,000 visitors over 4 days, with 23 catwalk shows and the work from 56 universities on show including 16 from oversees. 

Don’t panic, there’s still time for you to get your tickets to the highly anticipated shows, including the International Show on Monday 3rd June. Visit the official GFW website here for more information. 

By Cass Gowing, Fashion Scout Editor. Follow her on Twitter @CassGowing.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

NEWS| 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize applications close 31.05.13

Last chance to apply for 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize as applications close on 31.05.13. 

The Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize is available to enter for designers of couture, ready-to-wear clothing or premium accessories who are based in UK, France, Italy, Switzerzerland or the US. Applicants must have an established brand which has been running between 2-5 years. 

The final will be on 29 October 2013 at The Dorchester, where five shortlisted designers will be invited to stage a catwalk presentation.

The prize is an endowment of £25,000 to help establish the brand, a two night stay at a Dorchester Collection hotel and one-to-one mentoring from a selection of the judges. 

To apply visit here

By Cass Gowing, Editor. Follow Cass on Twitter @CassGowing

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

COLLECTION| CYAN Autumn / Winter ’13 Look Book

Part of Fashion Scout’s Kiev Showroom that took place in March this year, designer Victoria Panyukova of CYAN presented an Autumn / Winter ’13 collection that takes reference in wooden toy building kit. Playful proportions of layers and panels sit on a palette of earth tones that read as rich yet calm. The Ukrainian based designer debuts a new look book of the collection that features photography from Furka Ishchuk-Paltseva.

“It is a story of childish curiosity and desire for discovering the world, inclination to build “castles in the air” Victoria talks on the narrative behind this winter collection. Geometric structures and forms mimic building blocks and explores a connection between the pieces that can be interchanged. Wool, chiffon and cotton with a use of vibrant prints create the mood for this collection that sticks to the label's aesthetic using high quality fabrics and  finding technological solutions for style.

Founded in 2012 the brand has a design ethos that combines functionality with traditional European styles. Victoria Panyukova takes a feminine approach to structured and minimalist design not focusing on trends but on creating her own woman.

Text by Vanessa Omoregie