There is no doubt that London Fashion Week is the ultimate platform for the most aspirational, cutting edge and controversial designers and trends. While we marvelled at the usual suspects, we kept one eye out for something…we just didn’t know what it was.
Cue Fashion Scout's ‘One's To Watch’ collection catwalk show. This season the freshest new designers have been handpicked from an intimidatingly talented list by a panel of industry experts including Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scouts founder and creative director, long time supporter of Fashion Scout, Hilary Alexander OBE, esteemed fashion writer Tony Glenville, One's To Watch stylist Rebekah Roy and Niamh Tuft from the British Council.
Krasimira Stoyneva’s breakthrough collection had a glam rock aesthetic with an attitude to match. Studded eyelets and shaggy haircuts kept the rebellious rock and roll vibes resonating as loud as possible, whilst the occasional oversized backpack gave the collection an edge of teen spirit. Yellow, bubblegum pink and scarlet red were the primary colours of choice, teaming up with the additional black and white. This brought a sense of boldness, brashness and impulsiveness.
An emergence of wiry embroidery took a surprise turn into flamboyant athleisure with a twist. A particular grey onesie with a severely-pulled drawstring hood, and gaudy dangling multicolour baubles, made for a refreshing and quirky look during Ru’s show.
Emerging from the array of jungle tones of khaki, burnt orange and taupe, dapper velvet suits in emerald and royal purple added a touch of dandy to the Orange Culture show. Fluorescent puffer jackets and knitwear with slognas such as “stay true” brought a certain sense of melancholia to the collection.
There was something beautifully foreboding and haunting about Joanna Berling’s collection. Sheer, crumpled and crinkled textures made this collection seem raw and organic. A daring black blazer and lacy lingerie combination made this collection delicate but deadly.