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London Fashion Week Fashion Scout Ones To Watch S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

The London College of Fashion contributed three of the Ones to Watch this season. Youjia Jin, Min Wu, Keiko Nishiyama and Cassandra Verity Green all took to the catwalk on Friday 12th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Youjia Jin SS2015 by Dom&Ink
Youjia Jin SS2015 by Dom&Ink.

This season Fashion Scout‘s Ones to Watch featured two designers that I spotted some time ago, and two that were new to me. Somewhat impressively, three are also alumni of the London College of Fashion.

Youjia Jin SS 2015 photography by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photography by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia GregoryYoujia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Youjia Jin SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

First up Youjia Jin introduced an elegant and sophisticated predominantly monochrome collection that was sent down the catwalk to a backdrop of tribal beats. Draped pleats, belts, flared waists and cable knit were used to spice up an elegant selection of suiting worn with flat two tone shoes. The use of see through voile and steel grey dip dyeing brought further interest to a collection that was very commercially aware.

MIN WU SS2015 by Dom&Ink
MIN WU SS2015 by Dom&Ink.

Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia GregoryMin Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Min Wu SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Next up Min Wu did not disappoint. In fact I think this was definitely my favourite collection of the lot; somehow combining an avante grade use of fabrics and silhouette to create a very wearable and fun collection. Billowy tops were worn with suiting striped shorts, billowing chiffon bounced from hips and trompe l’oeil plastic provided additional interest. As always Min Wu accompanied the collection with marvellous accessories: curlicued headbands, colourful oversize beads and bright buttons.

Keisho Nishiyama_OnesToWatch_by_gaarte .jpg
Keisho Nishiyama by Gaarte.

Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Keiko Nishiyama SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Smoke City’s classic 90s track Underwater Love accompanied the second collection from Keiko Nishiyama. In her preview interview the Japanese designer explained how she was inspired by aquariums and collections of objects. Fluid fabrics were layered with more structured garments, printed tights adding to the busy effect. This collection was as highly patterned as her first; featuring shells, coral and fishes aplenty, but I wild have liked to see a bit more variety in her print designs.

Cassandra verity green_OnesToWatch_by_gaarte
Cassandra Verity Green by Gaarte.

Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Cassandra Verity Green SS 2015 photo by Amelia Gregory
Finally, Cassandra Verity went for a clubby feel with body con t-shirt dresses, cut out leggings and a variety of acid knitted textures. Brightly coloured wigs and fluff on collars, stoles and low heeled shoes added to the party atmosphere, with rigid plastic backpacks and clutch bags adding a very 90s air to the catwalk. Patterning was circular and optical in nature. Certainly not a collection for the faint hearted!

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