Ana Ljubinkovic, Anissa Aida, Billie Jacobina, Ester Kubisz were selected from a long list of emerging designers by a panel of industry experts which this season included Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout’s Founder and Creative Director, esteemed fashion writer Tony Glenville, Ones to Watch ’s very own stylist, Rebekah Roy (me!) and Kendall Robbins, from the British Council. Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch provides a unique platform for the brightest new designers, with many going on to become established labels in the international fashion industry and is one of the most anticipated shows during London Fashion Week.
It’s always so hard to choose which designers are going to win as there are so many entries but in the end it’s easy to see the stand out collections!
SERBIAN DESIGNER ANA LJUBINKOVIC’S CAPTIVATING PARADOXICAL DESIGNS HAVE BEEN MESMERIZING AUDIENCES AT BELGRADE FASHION WEEK. THIS SEASON ANA WILL TAKE THE PLUNGE AT FASHION SCOUT LONDON PRESENTING, AN ATMOSPHERIC DEMONSTRATION OF KITSCH TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFT TECHNIQUES FOR THE MODERN WOMAN.
GRADUATE OF THE PARSONS BFA OF FASHION DESIGN, ANISSA MEDDEB, OF THE EPONYMOUS LABEL ANISSA AIDA, KNEW FROM AN EARLY AGE THAT SHE WAS DESTINED FOR FASHION. THE LABEL DRAWS ON ANISSA’S TUNISIAN HERITAGE JUXTAPOSED WITH EASTERN FASHIONS STANDING BOLDLY IN THE INTERSECTION OF FASHION AND CULTURE.
THIS YEAR’S WINNER OF THE GFW INDONESIAN RESIDENCY AWARD, SUPPORTED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL AND A GRADUATE OF UNIVERISTY OF CREATIVE ARTS’ FASHION TEXTILES: PRINT, BILLE JACOBINA COX’S COLLECTION ‘C-LYF’ WOWED THE PANEL WITH HER INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOUR, TEXTURE AND SHAPE. BILLIE IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH REVERED INDONESIAN BRAND LEKAT FOR JAKARTA FASHION WEEK 2017.
ESTER KUBISZ’ COOL, UNISEX, DECONSTRUCTED TAILORING TURNED HEADS AT THE SELECTION PANEL. THE DESIGNER’S CONSIDERED USE OF DISTRESSED PINSTRIPE AND CRISP OXFORD COTTON SHIRTS SUBTLY QUESTIONS THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WESTERN WORKING UNIFORM AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOURS WITH A COLD AND LATENT VIOLENCE AND DISREGARD FOR CURRENT SOCIAL STATUS.
FASHION SCOUT PRESENTS ITS ONES TO WATCH ON FRIDAY THE 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016 AT 17.30PM. THE GALLERY CATWALK, FREEMASONS’ HALL, LONDON.