NEW designers on the block take note: applications to take part in the spring/summer 2016 season of Fashion Scout, one of London’s support platforms for emerging designers, open today.
It’s the eighteenth season the initiative has nurtured London talent – it counts David Koma, William Tempest, Eudon Choi and Phoebe English among its alumni. Designers can apply for catwalk, salon, presentation and installation slots, the London exhibition, or the Paris showroom – but the most prestigious and coveted application spaces are for the Merit Award and the Ones To Watch showcase.
The former is worth £25,000 over three seasons, in which the designer will receive mentoring support and show slots at London Fashion Week (Royal College of Art graduate James Kelly scooped the prize last year). The latter is an opportunity for new designers to showcase their work in a collaborative show.
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