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Tze Goh A/W’11

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Friday 18th February – This season, Central Saint Martin’s graduate Tze Goh was selected as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch and presented his A/W’11 collection on the VFS catwalk.

Written by Myles

February 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Eudon Choi

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Sunday 19th September – Eudon Choi is hot property this season, having won the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award and been chosen for the Elle Talent LaunchPad. We asked him how he’d got here.

“I was a menswear designer initially, working at a very high-end design company in Korea. I decided to come to London purely because there are two very good Masters courses here, at the Royal College of Art and Central St. Martins. I got accepted to the Royal College of Art so that’s where I studied. I then worked as a senior designer at All Saints and Twenty8Twelve, and then I thought ‘I’ll just do my own thing’. So, I started my label and this is my third season. Last season I got chosen for Ones to Watch by Vauxhall Fashion Scout and I secured six very good stockists, and then I won these two awards, which is fantastic!”

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Written by Myles

September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 am

Catching up with Charlotte Taylor

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Sunday 19th September – Last time we spoke to Charlotte, she was planning a trip to Costa Rica so we asked her how it went.

“It got cancelled because of the volcanic ash disruption,” she told us. “So I went to Ibiza instead. But I’m still planning to go to Costa Rica in November.”

However, it seems that she’s had plenty to keep her busy since launching her label at VFS back in February. Her debut collection is being stocked by two online retailers. “One of them was through VFS – that was Young British Designers – and the other one is Coggles,” Charlotte told us. “It was really nice to start off with a couple and just find my feet, deal with the production, get all that sorted. I spent a lot of time going around to different factories. It was really important to me that I got on with the people. Everything’s getting made in East London in a little family-run factory. It’s quite important to me [to manufacture locally] because my stuff’s quite strongly associated with bring really British. It wouldn’t be as good if I went and got it made somewhere else at this stage. Also, it’s good to be able to monitor it – if something goes wrong, I don’t have to fly to Istanbul to change it.”

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Written by Myles

September 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

VFS Exhibition: Nancy Van Ostren, Yasmin Kianfar & Sini Moilanen

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Tuesday, 21st September – At HNT, we generally avoid making value judgments but we have to confess that we love the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition. Freemasons Hall is a terrific venue and there’s a real sense of bubbly optimism from the designers showing their work.

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Written by Myles

September 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

VFS Ones to Watch: A.Hallucination

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Friday 17th September – Hwan Sun Park and Chung Chung Lee are two young Korean designers who graduated from Central St Martins in 2008 and combined their talents to create menswear brand, A.Hallucination. “A stands for ‘auditory’, which is the same meaning as my name,” Chung explained. “And ‘hallucination’ is the same meaning as Hwan, in Korean. We’re saying to our customer, we want you to hear our voice, this is our theme.”

Between them, the pair have experience working at top brands like Tom Ford, Burberry and Ozwald Boateng. This is their second collection, having debuted the brand last year with a presentation last season at the Korean Cultural Centre in Trafalgar Square.

“The theme is ‘Airplane’. We got the inspiration from how we used to imagine that you could travel the whole world in an airplane when we were children,” Chung explained. “We didn’t want to use vivid colours. We like this kind of colour palette, with neutral colours between brown and green, and it ties in with the hallucination concept.”

See below for full coverage of A.Hallucination’s catwalk show.

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Written by Myles

September 24th, 2010 at 11:41 am

VFS Ones to Watch: LiLee

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Friday 17th September – Korean-born designer LiLee came to London to study at the London College of Fashion. She graduated with an MA in Fashion Design Technology earlier this year and her press show with LCF drew the attention of ASOS, who signed her to adapt that collection to create a diffusion line, which will be on sale in October. Success had continued with her selection as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch, where she presented a distinctive collection.

“The inspiration comes from a lady, walking with her dog in the 1930s,” LiLee explained. “I wanted to express a sporty look but keeping the elegance and femininity.”

See full coverage of her Ones to Watch catwalk show below.
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September 23rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

VFS: Krizia Robustella

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Friday 17th September – Spanish designer Krisia Robustella made her London Fashion Week debut with a Baywatch-themed show and a collection entitled Beautiful Beach.

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September 23rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

VFS Ones to Watch: Georgia Hardinge

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Friday 17th September – Georgia Hardinge‘s collection during the Ones to Watch show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

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September 23rd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Charlotte Taylor SS’11

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Friday 17th September – After debuting last season at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition, Charlotte Taylor was picked as one of VFS’ Ones to Watch and made her catwalk debut.

Written by Jack

September 23rd, 2010 at 2:27 pm