Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Future Of Fashion

This week The Style Eye has been checking out new design talent and the future stars of international fashion at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
 The event is which is now into it's thirteenth successful season, is synonymous with showcasing the future  cream of new British design during London Fashion Week. Sponsored by Vauxhall, The Mayor of London and the British High Street's pioneer of natural bodycare, The Body Shop, the show has been responsible for launching a hot-bed of Great British design. Past exhibitors at the event include Peter Pilotto, E.Tautz and William Tempest, to name just a mere few. Names to watch for the future include Partick Li, Masc and Heohwan Simulation.

Masc S/S 2013

Patrick Li S/S 2013

The trend threads that run through these expertly designed and beautifully produced collections predict that the future is clean, graphic, modern and highly wearable. First time exhibitor, Partrick Li fused fine silks with woven fabrics and butter soft leathers creating a superbly edited range of separates in palette of white, palest grey and flashes of grass green. The overall feel was starkly modern but also feminine with an easy-to-wear approach. Masc, who have shown at the exhibition previously, also run with the classic, wearable garment trend. Although their unique, innovative cutting and draping techniques and mixture of fabrics bring new meaning to the simple black trouser or tailored jacket. The stand-out piece from the collection just has to be the silk jacket that is based on a traditional japanese Kimono jacket,yet also borrows styling and detailing from a formal dinner jacket while feeling as cool and casual as a biker blouson.
Leather also proves to be a popular fabric choice for next season. Either used as detailing on a pocket or a sleeve, or,  the way even that Heohwan Simulation have manipulated this fabric. Punched leather dresses with handwoven leather threads for a uber-modern take on leather hand-crafting. The result is conceptual yet highly commercial. These young designers are proof that London doesn't only produce exciting new talent to an international platform, but also collections that are wearable, and marketable.

No comments:

Post a Comment