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.

 

Elegant clean colour palette by Claire Tagg AW18 at London Fashion Week 18

 
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‘Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience’s hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to sustain the fantasy’, Virginia Postrell British designer Claire Tagg launches her eponymous label for AW18 showcasing a dramatic, oriental inspired fauna and flora collection. The AW18 season is inspired by a personal story of her travels as an Air Hostess, combining glamour and destructed textures to creative a dramatic yet opulent range.

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The AW18 collection sees cut and silhouette inspired by formal airline uniforms. Structured jackets and blazer style dresses are juxtaposed with oversized full skirts and ballgowns constructed in luxurious Duchess Satin. Despite the more grown-up aesthetic of the collection, the core identity of the brand remains.

The tone of the season is sophistication, with an elegant clean colour palette, hosting baby pinks and mustard yellows with contrasting fuchsias and black. Highlights of metallic gold draw attention to the decadence within the garments. The new designer contrasts textures using delicate fabrics of chiffon and satin alongside raised sequinned lace, cotton, satin and silk jacquard.

Tagg keeps her signature layered aesthetic using digital printing to create rich textures of ripped paper alongside a cherry blossom placement print and elaborate embellishment. Each garment is lovingly hand beaded, creating a unique piece every time with no two pieces looking the same.

Accessories continue to play a strong part in the brand with colourful beaded jewellery alongside fabric belts with plane seat belt fastenings. Tagg graduated from The University Of The Creative Arts, Rochester, having won the New Designers Hainsworth Statement Award and winning runner up for the Womenswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week. The carefully handcrafted collection ranges from £500 for separates, to £1600 for hand embellished ballgowns.

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK: Fashion Scout, Nicola Hitchens, AW Hainsworth and my family for there constant support. 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 Jon Wilsdon, 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 @claire.tagg | #clairetagg @fashionscoutlondon | #fashionscout | #fashionpioneers www.clairetagg.com | www.fashionscout.co.uk