MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AS A FASHION WRITER

London: crowded public transport, inflated price tags and the grey, polluted sky that looms over the city. A place I always knew I would have to move to but not necessarily find suitable. I would have to swap the comfort of my quaint home-town to the daunting fashion capital where all my career aspirations would come…

ASHLEY ISHAM | FASHION SCOUT SS19

Originally from Singapore, Ashley Isham moved his life to London to venture on a fashion career in 1996. He studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design before launching his first collection in November 2000. This season he incorporates 70’s inspired evening wear through glistening tinsel visors and metallic fringing. Inspired by tropical…

ANISSA AIDA | FASHION SCOUT SS19

After being raised between Tunis and Paris then moving to New York to study Fashion Design at Parsons, her contemporary brand ‘Anissa Aida’ was born. The brand’s name ‘Aida’ commemorates her older sister who passed away in 2010 and is strongly inspired by Tunisian and Japanese cultures. Anissa likes “to mix and match different references”…

SHOW INSIGHT: SOE JAKARTA

Day Four Fashion Scout With SOE Jakarta’s designer, Monique Soeriaatmadja’s lust for innovative designs, it bodes well that she formulates her collections using cut fabrics developed after working closely with weavers from all over the country. Monique uses these delicate textiles to juxtapose more modern fabrics accompanied by inspiration from landscapes. She focuses on sleek,…

SHOW INSIGHT: LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY

DAY THREE Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week Limkokwing University, based in Malaysia, is Asia’s most international university. It’s main campus hosts 30,000 students from over 160 countries, making it the premium yet competitive place to study. Limkokwing now operates in 14 different countries, and with a campus on Chancery Lane, London, they are the first…

SHOW INSIGHT: APU JAN

DAY THREE Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week With an array of astrological inspired prints with a colour palette of blue hues and cream accents. We saw intricate white stitching imitating constellations on sky blue, loose-fitting garments, as mellow beats from DJ Questionmark played in the background. Chiffon, navy, pleated skirts that skimmed the body created…

SHOW INSIGHT: ZEYNEP KARTAL

DAY TWO Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week Manchester based designer Zeynep launched her brand in 2013 after years of experience in the fashion industry. Glitter, sequins and all aspects of luxe red-carpet wear can be seen within her collections. This season we saw a collection of oversized rich navy velvet suits, and shoulder padded wide-leg…

SHOW INSIGHT: FORTIE LABEL

DAY ONE Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week Essie Buckman, the powerful force behind the award winning brand, Fortie Label, showcased her intriguing creations for Fashion Scout Autumn/Winter 2018. She was awarded the remarkable Merit Award from Fashion Scout as a celebration of her unique designs and her undeniable work ethic in building Fortie Label….