Top Ten LFW18 Fashion Scout Catwalks

Written by Naseema Khanom

 

Fashion Scout is an international showcasing platform for up and coming new fashion designers. They have introduced the world to generations of many talented designers including names such as Felder Felder, David Koma, Pam Hogg and many more.

This year, their AW18 show was held at Freemasons Hall in London in connection with LFW18.  We saw the likes of Mimi Tran, Rocky Star and Apu Jan and others take the catwalk by storm. Here is our list of top 10 pieces and designers who caught our particular attention.

 

Mimi Tran

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Mimi Tran sticks by the mantra that the Mimi Tran woman is fearless, strong and radiant. She empowers the modern woman by reinventing classic styles like the love heart neck, deep cuts and a play on lengths and slits. This classic black piece revisits the 20’s style cape and fur but by the composition being sheer and the skirt split being deep, adds edge and sexiness to catch up with the modern woman. With her collections being ethereal as she empathises that sophistication is timeless.

 

Malan Breton

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 Malan Breton originates from Taiwan, and is deemed one of the internet's favourite designers. This matching couple blue velvet print suit, is the epitome of luxurious. Leather, prints and velvet with the occasional pop of oranges and reds components, are at the heart of his AW18 collection in which he construes together the ideal winter collection

 

 Apu jan

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 London based designer, Apu Jan is notorious for infusing knitwear and geometric designs into her pieces. She fuses themes of Literature with touches of surrealism and realism and marries traditional and contemporary themes together, to create something fresh. This ruffled geometric dress is the centerpiece for the show, which stands out from the whole collection. Each silk piece of fabric is intricately designed.

 

 Starsica

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4Starsica’s colour pallete is something to take note of, it illustrates the perfect transition into SS18. Starsica lives by the concept that is wants to emphasise, ‘everyday wear of luxury with an anxiety of modern society’, from winter stables of black and grey, to more vibrant hues of pastel purples, blues and yellows, the collection maps the formation of a playful collection.

This bright yellow furry sweater paired with a flowy blue oversized trousers meshes this playful luxury together. The looks are completed with kitsch fur and box bags. 

 

 Rocky Star

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 Inspired by India’s rich history and culture, Rocky Star’s craftsmanship does not go unnoticed. He is celebrated by the Bollywood industry having dressed big stars. By adding that touch of contemporary twist to the transitional composition, he celebrates his link between the East and West. This particular piece combines the red traditional lengha top and a kurta jacket, but with tights to bring together a bond between two cultures.

 

 Clare Tagg

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 We cannot think of a more perfect gateway towards SS18 than this stunning collection by Clare Tagg, who combines the magic of glamour and print textiles. Having come from a digital print background, she has created a series of illustrative drawings that explore her journey through Asia.

 

Simon Mo

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Simon Mo conveys sharp edges in his AW18 collection as he inspired by nature, history and culture, as well as keeping the future in mind. There are so many oversized wearable coats in this collection. He plays with cuts, colour blocking as well as stripes to create a contemporary look.

 

Rohmir

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Rohmir is a luxury ready-to-wear brand who were inspired by garments from 20’s and 30’s. This classic collection looks at modern sophisticated silhouettes and compositions. This sheer floral skirt and deep neck dress is inspired by Parisian high couture, femininity and modernity.

I-AM-CHEN

I-AM-CHEN focuses on knitting and its advanced techniques from innovative yarns. Its AW18 collection is anything but dull, the vibrant colour palette ranges reds and blues giving it an edgy retro yet futuristic vibe.

 

DDFC X FAD Dubai: Dee By Dahlia

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This collection is playful and unique, it's serious elegant composition with unique prints allows the play on personality and style. Inspired by the 70’s, there are designs that celebrate the cut out dress, ruffles and digital prints. The contract of the black and quirky digital print and cut out plus the makeup make this piece stand out as an elegant showstopper.

 

Edeline Lee AW18 first preview

Photographer Benjamin Tietge

AW18 Lookbook

 

Autumn Winter 2018 finds the EDELINE LEE woman contemplating the dark and secret gardens within herself.  She is still and reflective.  She is divinely feminine, the archetypal Eve.  The silhouette is considered and nearly monastic.

 

The colors are rich and jewelled: Purple, Red, Navy, Amber Green and Black.  Edeline continues to explore the limitations of her signature Flou Bubble Jacquard and fluid, heavyweight Georgette Champion.  Pure Virgin Wool Boucle outerwear add generous warmth and proportion, and a series of fully sustainable Organic Cotton T-shirts and Sweatshirts playfully elaborate on the themes of the collection.  An opulently textured, three-dimensional Floral Jacquard is cut into tailored shapes and fanciful distorted ruffles.  Garments are draped into lush folds and flounces, weighed down by hand-rolled and wrapped tassels, and wrapped up into a deceptively simple bow.

All Edeline Lee pieces are made by hand in England, of fabrics woven in Italy and France.

 

How to be "Street Style Ready" with these top 2018 trends

Written by Jordan Ellen Wood

 

Whether we are scrolling through influencers Instagrams or checking out all the fashion week news, you are bound to come across someone that looks effortless in designer gear. Whilst you on the other hand can’t even step out of the house without a toothpaste stain down your top… But with upcoming designers, buyers and bloggers to soon watch out for, we have to learn how to be street style ready in case we get snapped.

Of course, being on trend is key. You won’t be a head turner if you are wearing a trend from 2 years ago.. Despite how many times you love those bobbly high waisted trousers. As NYFW is over, Fashion Month is still continuing and there is time for us to show the streets how well catwalks influence our wardrobes.  continues and the streets are just as anticipated as the runways. Do you know which trend to go for? Or are you the ones, like me, that leave everything till the morning of?

 

Pretty in pink

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Pink is a colour we hate to love, but at the moment we don’t mind shouting it from the rooftops. Great for layering with different hues or clashing with a pillar box red. It is time to release the power of pink.

 

The double d’s

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I know I speak on everyone's behalf when i say I am glad double denim is back!! A pair of jeans can be took advantage of, as they are seen as an everyday item. But adding a ripped hem, having some jewels or going brighter than a packet of starbursts, can bring a lot more depth to your look.

 

Lavender obsession

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Lavender is the grown up version of Lilac, and I have seen it everywhere during fashion month. The pastel tone is great for the ones who want to grunge up a “girly” colour. All of a sudden I am thinking about Palma Violets…

 

Trench yourself

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As we all should know, trench coats are a staple piece in our wardrobes. They practically go with everything. Whether you like your classic Burberry caramel colour or want to paint the town red in a colour that screams all things bold. Pair with a versatile favourite; mom jeans.

 

Statement coat

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Sometimes the thought of having to pick and plan an outfit can get us pulling every strand of hair out.. A quick tip? Don’t. Invest in a statement jacket with a bold print on. Chuck over some of your most minimal pieces, and you have yourself an outfit worth street snapping.

 

Don’t chuck out your ugly shoes

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That is right… The pair of shoes you would wear to go on a muddy walk in, or something that your dad brought you who has no style. But the shoes that were once known as “ugly” are now the new faves. They bring an edge to an outfit, that turns your most casual outfit into a statement one.

 

Bag yourself a bumbag

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Some people called them bum bags, others called them fanny bags… But either way, the waist centred bag has been one to make an appearance on all celebrities and fashion influencers. How can you not love a bag that helps you have your hands spare for the extra glass of prosecco at the events?

 

What trend will you go for? Tag us in your fashion week outfits @humble_mag

 

 

Chasin’ Dreams with Amy Thomson's AW18 at London Fashion Week

 
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Eponymous label Amy Thomson launches her playful AW18 collection 'Chasin’ Dreams’, inspired by youthful aspirations. Each look in the collection presents a character based on a profession seen from a child’s perspective. Thomson poses the question - what does a Princess, Baker and Hairdresser look like through a child’s unaffected eyes? How are these career paths defined in the mind of a child without any preconceptions?

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From this conceptual beginning, Amy has created eight complete looks that embody a magical aesthetic, bringing to life the idea of focusing on your dreams. Thomson creates this magical feel with her larger-than-life hand rendered drawings that hold a distinctive and charming naivety, ensuring no two garments are the same. With dreamlike prints, motifs and illustrations referencing each character appear throughout the narrative of the collection.

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The tone of the season consists of a predominately and traditionally feminine colour palette, featuring fuchsias, baby pinks and vibrant rose contrasting with royal blues and lilacs. A thoughtful use of unusual textiles, seen in metallic leather, adds to the wonderfully playful, otherworldly feel, giving us as the viewer a sparkling performance. The womenswear designer used a range of fabrics and textures to create the collection including silks, faux fur and leathers. Amy adds a three dimensional element to the pieces by adorning the garments with bows, ribbon and frills.

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Thomson collaborates with Headwear Designer, Katie Hamlett from Sassy freak for this season’s complimentary pieces, whilst continuing to keep accessories a unique part of the range. AW18 sees printed scarves, motif tights and embellished handbags elevate the clothing beyond that of a collection, to the creation of an imaginary world reminiscent of a dreamscape.


Having graduated from Leeds College of Art, specialising in surface print and Illustration, Amy has established a brand recognised for it’s whimsical ingenuity and creativity. This is Thomsons’ second collection as a label, since showcasing her debut collection at Graduate Fashion Week, the worlds largest event for BA fashion talent.Amy Thomson says, “Telling a narrative and connecting with an audience is very important to myself as a designer. Chasin’ Dreams is based on real muses, real stories and my own and there is no story truer than the one you are living.”

 

WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
The Fashion Scout team Willow Dante, Jonny marks, Henrietta Seregi, Julie-Anne Pugh, Tara Pertwee, Joe Platt, Katie Hammnet - Sassy
Freak.
SHOW PRODUCTION: Fashion Scout Events
MAKE-UP: Paul Merchant and team using products by KRYOLAN
HAIR: Hair created by the TONI&GUY Session Team lead by Sophie Springett using label.m Professional Haircare Styling
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Martyn Roberts, The team at Fashion Scout, Kryolan and Toni & Guy.
PR BY
NICOLA HITCHENS
nicola@fashionscoutevents.com