SS18 Designers Story

DI LIBORIO

Milan based label with an innate rebellious aesthetic.

From fashion to art and through music, di Liborio’s collection’s inspiration has always been influenced by the aesthetics of interior design, scenography, theatrical costume, fashion design and the world of rock.

Since the debut of the brand four years ago, the collections have been shown in some of the world’s most renowned stores, such as L’Eclaireur, H Lorenzo, Corso Como 10, Antonioli, Vision etc.

This season di Liborio will be debuting at London Fashion Week for the first time.

DANS LA VIE RIRA SUGAWARA

In a stagnant sea of block colours, clean lines and cold geometric shapes, Dans La Vie Rira Sugwara is a label that refreshingly stands out with its rebellious nature of clashing prints, hues and textures

The brand’s DNA is ‘Clash Beauty’ which represents going against the grain in all aspects related to what is considered ‘normal’ and pushing the boundaries of conventional beauty. This seasons collection aims to revolt further and abolish gender lines in fashion. Rira uses male models for the first time in her career to showcase these unisex designs.

MALAN BRETON

Known as “The Internets Fave Designer” ( Yahoo News ) Originating from Taipei, Taiwan. Malan Breton, the designer, founded Malan Breton collection in 2005, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi. Malan Breton HOMME was introduced in 2010, and in 2016 Malan Breton Bridal, Handbags, and Underwear.




The Malan Breton collection is shown each season at London Fashion week, and New York Fashion Week, also being presented in New York, Taiwan, China, France, and London to retailers. The collection is known for its signature detailing, ethereal gowns, and simple shift dresses in incomparable fabrics. For men the collection is known for its sharply tailored suits, use of colour, and impeccable fabrics, fit, and detailing. The collections can be found at department stores, and specialty boutiques around the globe, Breton is also a master of the made to measure suit, and has a steadfast following of businessmen, career women, celebrities, politicians, and royals globally.

PAM HOGG

Pam Hogg continues to create, direct, produce and style her collections, shown each season at London Fashion Week. Her designs are supported by regular front row guests including Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Siouxsie Sioux, Jamie Winstone, Steven Jones, Vivienne Westwood, Nick Rhodes, Alison Mosshart, Gareth Pugh, Judy Blame and Suzanne Bartsch. Her clothes are constantly requested by artists and celebrities including Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kylie and Beyonce.

OLLARI

Ollari is an elevated contemporary womenswear brand based in New York City. Derived from international cultures and destinations, Ollari collections make women feel unique, confident and exclusive. The SS18 collection, Le Jardin Mosaic, is feminine, daring and playful. The inspiration came from the strong culture of Morocco derived from its mosaic tiles, architecture and colourful textiles.

JAYNE PIERSON

This season Jayne Pierson launches her Spring Summer 2018 Collection named God “Created Women”. Inspired by the Film, Jayne’s collection has a variety of fabrics including deconstructed denim, neon shearling with duchesse silk. The silhouettes in this collection are crafted in the spirit of luxury and pay homage to pagan primitive marks and symbols.

N&S GAIA

N&S GAIA is a contemporary womenswear label originating from New Delhi that is rich in unique design and fabric techniques, founded by designer, Sidharth Sinha in 2013.
The brand is a big advocate of mindful production and all things upcycling. The importance of this factor is reflected in the naming pillars, the ‘N’ and ‘S’ in N&S GAIA standing for Nature and Sustainability. N&S GAIA’s approach is “less is more”. Through this ethical mind set, N&S GAIA has become the pioneer of sustainability in Indian fashion.

N&S GAIA will be returning to London Fashion Week for the third time to present the SS18 collection.

MICHAELA FRANKOVA

Michaela Frankova’s fox trots her way back to london fashion week with her Spring Summer 2018 collection, inspired by the old classic Hollywood glamour and cinema movie stars such as Lauren Bacall and Greta Garbo from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Following her collection Michaela has incorporated her signature style to this era adding graphics works from digital artist T-Mo Bauer adding a youthful and elegant approach to this glamourous range. Using a variety of fabrics in her collection including rich and luxurious silks, hand embroidered lace and scuba jersey which adds a current edge to these timeless classics.


ROCKY STAR

This season Rocky Star brings to you a vision of self-love and confidence. Confidence that is beautiful and powerful; this collection will make you look beyond the ordinary and the obvious and take you into a world of psychedelic wonderment.




 

Mysterious prints and stunning handcrafted embroideries with gorgeous silhouettes in soft, flowing fabrics create a mesmerising effect transporting you to a world of raw, pristine beauty. The colour palette includes nude and deep forest colours giving the collection an ethereal aura and a glimpse of a poisonous escape.

DUMPTY

Dumpty Studio was established in London by fashion designers Ruru and Linbing whose expertise lies in silhouette designing and textures. Dumpty’s Spring Summer ‘18 collection turns with characteristic lucidity to the world of nineteenth-century surgery. Showing menswear, womenswear and knitwear this season, the brand sets out to move the boundaries for silhouettes and textures by using the illustrations of crude surgeries from Richard Barnett’s book “Crucial Interventions” as the main source of inspiration.

FASHION INTERNATIONAL

Launched back in 2012, Fashion International has become as a premium platform for both UK and International designers who wish to show during the busy, high profile London Fashion Week. Having presented collections to full houses for six hugely successful seasons, this season, Fashion International showcases the talents of multiple designers: Samaira Ghani, Bernhard Dyne, Anna Gilder, Irshaad, Amishi London, AKANI, MIA by MIA VICKERY, Yuvna KIm and Omar Mansoor.

RUBAAIYAT BY MINI BINDRA

The Indian fashion brand Rubaaiyat takes its inspiration from the poems (rubaiyas) of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam. Like Omar’s poems, the brand endeavours to capture the essence of love and spirit in their array. The SS18 collection is an ode to the glamorous look of the 80’s – a stark contrast to the quintessential street fashion from that era.




ONES-TO-WATCH

Fashion Scout, the international showcase for fashion pioneers, is delighted to announce the four winners of Ones to Watch for London Fashion Week SS18: NEO design, Ji Won Choi, Triinu Pungits and Starsica who were selected from a long list of emerging designers by a panel of industry experts. Fashion Scout Founder Martyn Roberts commented: “This season’s Ones to Watch truly demonstrates what the award was created to showcase. Our most international show to date, the diverse nature of cultures and styles exhibited by our winners for this season will come together in the highlight of the S/S18 Schedule.”

INIFD-LST – A RANGEEN RIOT

The India based Inter-National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) in association with The London School of Trends (LST) will return for another successful season at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2018 collections. The “A Rangeen Riot” show brings a colourful kaleidoscope of traditional fabric found in India and the expertise of local traditional Indian surface embellishment, creating in that way an exciting array of design-focused collections.

INIFD-LST – THE NEW RASHTRA

The India based Inter-National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) in association with The London School of Trends (LST) will return for another successful season at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2018 collections. “The New Rashtra” show is a more structural show where designers are set to rework modern tech fabrics into louche and relaxed silhouettes while still showcasing traditional Indian craft techniques at its best.




INNOVATION X

Innovation X: A Portrait of India is an experiential event that celebrates India’s growing fashion industry and the 70th year of the country’s independence. A representation of established and emerging pioneering Indian designers will have the opportunity to present their capsule collections and celebrate traditional Indian techniques and craftsmanship. Designers include House of Masaba by Masaba Gupta, JASMINUM, KM by Kanika Machanda, MA by Avleen, RAEGUN, Hardika Gulati, Sakshi Bhalla and MALMAL TADKA by Priyanka Khosla.

APU JAN

Apu Jan is a contemporary London based womenswear label that is rich in innovative knitwear techniques. Apu expresses his message and inspiration through encompassing it within the complex prints and patterns of his collection. Apu’s designs are usually shaped by traditional oriental silhouettes that are brought to life though three-dimensional visual effects through his pioneering knitwear craftsmanship.

AW14 Apu Jan at London Fashion Week, hair by TONI&GUY. For free editorial use provided TONI&GUY are credited, otherwise charges will apply.

FASHION SCOUT SPRING/SUMMER 2018 SHOW

FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER:

 

13.30 – SWEDISH SCHOOL OF TEXTILES

Showcasing 21 designers, The Swedish School of Textiles combines the creativity of art with the ingenuity of technology. The degree programmes cover the entire field of textiles, from design through manufacturing to management and technology. Research is of a high international standard and focuses on sustainability – how can their research contribute to a better world? Together with international research networks, they take a closer look at consumer behaviour, global markets, and how we can improve our recycling of clothing as well as exploring new, innovative ways to use textiles.

The catwalk show will showcase 21 designers.

18.30 – DDFC X FAD DUBAI FASHION SHOWCASE: AMIRA HAROON

Amira will be showing as part of an exciting new initiative between the Dubai design and Fashion Council (DDFC), FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style Dubai and Fashion Scout.  The Dubai Fashion Showcase will present and support Emirati and UAE-based fashion designers at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.

 

20.00 – AMESH

London born & based, Sri Lankan designer Amesh Wijesekera will showcase his first collection at Fashion Scout 2017.

A graduate of the Academy of Design Sri Lankan, Amesh, has apprenticed with Future Labs, Zandra Rhodes and Edeline Lee and also won the prestigious Oracle International Catwalk Competition Award at Graduate Fashion Week in 2016. Amesh’s design philosophy is to merge the physical and the emotional worlds.  He explores minimal exaggerated shapes and forms with sophisticated textile combinations and detail.

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER:

 

16.30 – FJU TALENTS

 Showing for the first time at Fashion Scout – FJU Talents is a platform showcasing emerging designers from Taiwan.

The platform is sponsored by textiles and clothing department of FU JEN (fju), a leading fashion and textile design education institute based in Taiwan since 1970. FJU Talents supports and nurtures the institute’s talented alumni into the global fashion scene. Four designers are selected by industry experts who mentor and shape their design visions. Finalists who have completed a three-month training scheme will showcase their capsule collections as catwalk shows at fashion scout during London fashion week. Designers showcasing as part of FJU Talents are: INA HSU, SHING LUEN LIOU, SHUN YU, YU MEI HUANG

 

 

18.30 – HOUSE OF MEA

House of Middle East & Asia is a platform to promote and incubate emerging and established fashion talent from across the Middle East, Asia and India. An initiative of the FAD International Academy India and Dubai, House of MEA envisions to create an unparalleled platform to promote regional talent through global fashion capitals.

This year, House of MEA will be showcasing the work of three designers at –  Felix Bendish, Kajal Patel and Nivedita Saboo.

FROM 7.30PM – YOUJIA JIN STORE OPENING

ADDRESS: 23 Rose Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9EA

  MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

 3.30pm – 5.30pm – YOUJIA JIN – PERFORMANCE

 Youjia graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2011, and the London College of Fashion in 2014 with an MA in Womenswear. Her graduate collection was showcased at London Fashion Week and received an overwhelming response. In September 2014 Youjia was awarded Fashion Scout’s coveted “Ones to Watch” award.

Youjia will showcase her collection as a performance from 15.30 – 17.30

 

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Dreamland mutates into Screamland as Kent’s biggest Halloween attraction returns

  • First edition of Screamland to take place at the new-look amusement park following a £25 million investment
  • Selected nights 20th October – 31st October 2017
  • Event is back for a third year and bigger than ever with six scare mazes over six nights
  • 2017 includes all-new outdoor mazes The Brotherhood, The Legend of Crank Jack and Festino’s Festival of Freaks, as well as interactive photo opportunity, The Prop Store
  • Return of popular Dead and Breakfast and The Final Cut mazes
  • Live music for the first time at Screamland on the Scenic Stage- with Rockaoke and Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter




SCREAMLAND is back! A plethora of scares await as the multi award-winning attraction returns to the home of Halloween – Dreamland Margate. With a whopping six mazes, the ultimate choice for a frightful time in Kent and the dark side of Dreamland will emerge for six terrifying nights this October.

Be immersed in a frightening world of exhilarating mazes and sideshows at the amusement park, which are set to thrill and haunt the darkest soul. Screamland is upping the fear factor for 2017 with all-new mazes and disorientating experiences involving vision-blocking hoods and areas that will have visitors crawling through.

Daredevil visitors who are looking for even more frights can book a live and spooky séance at the park, which will be taking place in the Victorian folly building. Tickets to the séance will be bookable on each night at an additional cost.




There will be street performers, live music and DJs on the Scenic Stage – including Radio 1’s Rock Show presenter Daniel P Carter, Rockaoke, and more to be announced. Prepare for all the fun of the scare at Kent’s biggest Halloween attraction. With the best actors and top scare creators working across the production, get set to experience all the fun of the scare this October!

A Screamland ticket includes access to all six scare mazes at night time, unlimited use of the rides in the amusement park, access to entertainment (including live music) and The Prop Store. Spaces are limited to this unique event so book your tickets now.

Tickets available from: bit.ly/Screamland17

 

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