Scott Henshall debuted at London Fashion Week in 1998, as then the youngest designer to debut on-schedule after winning New Generation (now NEWGEN) sponsorship and in 2000, won the inaugural Vidal Sasoon Award for Cutting Edge Talent.
Later that year, he became the youngest ever Creative Director of a luxury fashion house. At the age of 24, he was snapped up by Mulberry and within six months, sensationally turned the company around and was credited by The Times of London for taking Mulberry out of the red and into the black, and their name into the 21st Century.
Ransacking the archives, he produced luxurious jewel items and was responsible for their rebranding, advertising (Scott chose Anna Friel as the face of Mulberry), fashion and accessory collections and for placing the brand on major celebrities, including Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Dido, among many others.
As the creator of the World’s Most Expensive Dress, Scott has been the designer of choice for London’s “it” girls and international celebrities, his client list includes Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, Paris Hilton, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Adriana Lima, Victoria Beckham, Erin O’Connor, Dame Kelly Holmes, Charlotte Church, amongst countless others.
Directional and contemporary, Scott Henshall has been stocked in the world’s most discerning stores including: including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, Saks NYC, Fred Segal LA, Joyce Boutique Hong Kong, Isetan Japan and a further 300 stockists globally.
A world class designer, Scott has has received International acclaim and been featured in i-D, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed, Marie Claire and Wallpaper – in addition to collaborating on products and creative direction with a number of established brands including Marvel, Audi, Campari, Nokia, Sony, Liberty, Laura Ashley, Cath Kidston, Halcyon Days, Wedgwood, John Smedley and Gossard, to name a few.
By 2010, he took up another creative directorship role, this time at Z by Zandra Rhodes. He reworked the iconic Zandra Rhodes archives into a contemporary ready-to-wear collection, that was then stocked in Harvey Nichols and Net-a-Porter. In 2012, he became a creative director for Motiv, a leading designer distribution agency. He oversaw the brand and trend direction of Versace, Cavalli and Balmain, in addition to the development of special projects.
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