Kicking off its 13th season, Fashion Scout showcased four cutting edge designers in their hotly anticipated ‘Ones To Watch’ show at LFW S/S20, displaying collections packed full of innovation and creativity against contrasting ideas of political and social importance and experimentation.
Words by Lewis Robert Cameron
First up, Central Saint Martin’s graduate Vincent Lapp and Andrea Altman showcased their brand AV focusing on the female body within the realm of religion addressing the covering of a woman’s body, head and face. The collection also involves the use of biological cotton, cupro, tencel, rayon and natural rubber, alongside natural dyes to encourage social responsibility.
Following swiftly was Serbian designer and Fashion Scout South East Europe winner Gala Borovic who debuted her print heavy collection entitled The Base with sport luxe fabrics and futuristic silhouettes presenting themes of rebellion and artistic attitude from head to toe. The young designer’s working process repeatedly includes capturing the intimacy of life moments, provoking the new self through personal transformation.
We were then treated to a dark and eerie take from British avant garde brand IA London who created a series of original hand painted artworks digitally printed directly onto the pattern. Living, walking art, blending fashion and art simultaneously. Naming the collection ‘I’m Bias Blind’, sight struggling models wore eye masks and blind folds, referencing themes of ignorance, prejudice and corruption found in healthy eyes.
Finally, Netherlands based designer Jef Montes showcased Studio Adaptive Skins, with SS20 focusing on the past, the present and the future for the brand emphasising illusion, shape and transformation reflecting on the body and its symbolic properties.
Show Production: Fashion Scout & Deborah Britz
Styling: Rebekah Roy
Hair: Hair created by Daniele de Angelis and the Toni&Guy Session Team using label.m Professional Haircare Styling
Make-Up: Make-Up by Maria Jonhansen for Solent University Events Team using Illamasqua Products.
PR by Nicola Hitchens