img_0946

My dad has always called it D&D – discipline and desire, I’m not sure whether he realised it or not but it became my personal motto. Unfortunately the things I Iike to do, for myself get pushed aside when I’m busy  – which is why I wanted to do Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge. I thought itContinue reading

image

I met Hannah Williams a few seasons back in 2013  while styling Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch show, Hannah was selected along side designers Helen Lawrence and Renli Su to show at London Fashion Week.  In 2013 Hannah won both the  Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Womenswear and Fashion Innovation Awards and she also won the Muuse winner 2013.  HannahContinue reading

SarahAngold_WGSN

This year is the 5th WGSN Global Fashion Awards. They receive hundreds of entries that are then judged by an international panel of experts, attracting entries from more than 50 countries. It’s important to recognize and celebrate new talent, and my favourite category is Breakthough Talent and previous winners include William Tempest ,Emma J Shipley, Emma YeoContinue reading

Selection_FashionScout

This season the Fashion Scout Selection Committee included Judith Tolley from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Hilary Alexander OBE, Vogue Italia’s Sara Maino, me, Martin Robert (Director of Fashion Scout), designer and merit award winner Georgina Hardinge, consultant Craig Spellar and Kendall Robbins from the British Council. Fashion Scout is one of the few venues inContinue reading

OnestoWatch_FashionScout

It’s that time of year again, London Fashion Week, February 20-24 2015 is coming up sooner than you think and it’s time for emerging designers to showcase their collections as catwalk shows, presentations or as part of the exhibition at Fashion Scout. You can also apply for the Merit Award and Ones to Watch Award whichContinue reading

image

I had a wonderful AW14 London Fashion Week. I styled two shows, Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch and PingHe and both shows went extremely well! I saw quite a few shows on behalf of  the American magazine – The Untitled Magazine as I’m their UK Fashion Editor. It was important for me to see asContinue reading

image

Every fashion week I seem to fall in love. I’ve been styling Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch for about 12 seasons and I can’t help but adore the designers that I’m working. It’s often the designer first show after graduation – so it’s such a wonderful moment to share in a designers life. This seasonContinue reading

image

I’m styling two shows this season, PingHe and Fashion Scout’s  The Ones to Watch.  Yesterday we had the Fashion Scout model casting at the Freemason’s Hall in the same room that will be transformed into the main catwalk space.  It’s a great opportunity for many designers to see so many models:  several hundred models showContinue reading

image

Yeashin Kim launched her brand ‘YEASHIN’ in 2012, after she graduated from the London College of Fashion.I met her when she was also selected for Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch for February 2013. Her clothes are fun, happy – of a mixture of traditional Korean elements and British 60’s glamour!

image

Patrick studied at the University of Brighton in 2009. After his Bachelor of Arts, he did his MA at Royal College of Art of London graduating in 2011. He then went on to work with Hussein Chalayan and Victor & Rolf. Patrick was then selected as Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch and showed his collection FebruaryContinue reading

It takes a lot of nurturing and support to become a designer. The transition from student to designer is a huge step and it’s not for everyone. Fashion Scout has been nurturing new talent since it’s first Ones to Watch 9 seasons ago. For the past few years I have been a panelist at FashionContinue reading

20121228-101842.jpg

I recently met with fashion designer Yeashin Kim as she will be one of the designers featured in Fashion Scout’s group show Ones to Watch, showing during London Fashion Week in February 2013. She recently launched her own fashion line called Shin in 2011 after graduating from London College of Fashion. She was awarded theContinue reading

Charlotte Simpson, Hana Cha, Hellen Van Rees and Ming Pin Tien are this season’s Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch. I met with all the designers several months before their show. It was wonderful to see their sketches and fabrics, and how they develop into a collection! This season our show ran like clockwork – itContinue reading

20120306-143957.jpg

If you want good hair then you need a good hair stylist! Backstage at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch show there is a team of hairstylists and every one of them is essential. This team from Toni & Guy was great, they were so fast and efficient that all 18 models had their hairContinue reading

20120303-105918.jpg

The whole month of February has been like living in a fashion dream. It’s been a crazy time with the run up to London Fashion Week and then London Fashion Weekend and some epic photoshoots. I had such an amazing time working with The Ones to Watch. I really enjoy working with new designers, it’sContinue reading

Happy 2012! from Maude and David Longshaw

20110912-103509.jpg

Every London Fashion Week about 300 models flock to the Fashion Scout Casting. It’s quite an amazing site. The Ones to Watch designers with Fashion Scout’s casting director Claire, who was giving the designers last minute tips and advice. It’s a lot to take in when there’s over 300 models, it can be a bitContinue reading

Alice Lee                                              Malene Oddershede Bach I’m quite excited about styling Vauxhall Fashion Scouts’ Ones to Watch show during London Fashion Week. This season the designers are Alice Lee, Malene Oddershede Bach, Phoebe English and Shao Yen. The Ones To Watch is usually the designers’ first catwalk show so it’s a lot of pressure.Continue reading

I recently caught up with fashion designer Dean Quinn at the Hospital Club, where Dean was a creative in residence for 2010. He’s just returned from Italy, designing for Versace and now he’s off to New York and ready to set up his own label! So you are moving to New York and starting yourContinue reading