Korean designer and London College of Fashion graduate J Moon opened Ones to Watch with a concise and appealing collection of intricately quilted garments in subtle colours of indigo, camel, lemon and burnt orange.
Relaxed boxy, A-line, caped and wrap over shapes lent the clothing a relaxed air, along with comfortable wedge soled slip on shoes. Accessories came in the form of matching patchwork bags in a variety of shapes and wonderful big geometric stud earrings.
Next up fellow Korean Minju Kim was a firm favourite with the audience: perhaps because of her already impressive profile as an up and coming fashion designer.
Hero’s Eyes was based on a roster of 1980s super heroes with magical powers, and the designer’s interpretation included pastel silk cut out princess party dresses worn with folk inspired flower tiaras, panelled knitwear in dashing shapes worn with pointy beanie hats, and cartoon prints on shirting and dresses. Of particular note were the wonderful shiny high heeled shoes with ears and bows: it seems shoes are an increasingly important part of a young designer’s offering.
Angel Chen is a Central Saint Martins graduate. Her romantic yet rebellious vision included a mash up of different influences, materials and even gender.
Painterly textiles were worn by both girls and boys, as were patchwork tweeds, and extravagant ruffled layers, ripped and tasselled. Clothing was accessorised with fabric hats, shrubbery, extended twig hands and even a giant golden foil gun. A bold and unusual vision with some appealing garments underneath the styling.
Australian designer Kim Stevenson works under the brand name Autonomous.
She presented a streetwise collection which married urban styling with woven panels and appliqué, all done using ethically sourced textiles. Denim was given extra texture with floral patches, and models wore high tasseled cossack hats and multi layered rope necklaces.
Another stellar line up from the Fashion Scout crew. Watch the catwalk shows below:
- Helen Lawrence: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch, London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review
- Charlotte Simpson: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review
- Heohwan Simulation: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review
- Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week 2015: Catwalk Review
- Prose Studio: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review