The Ones To Watch initiative will enable new talent to showcase their collections on an international platform to buyers and the media, while the inaugural Merit Award will be awarded to the best new designer (previous winners include William Tempest, David Koma and Hermione de Paula) and offers a generous three season award enabling designers to successfully build their business.
Vauxhall Fashion Scout is now entering its ninth season and successful designers will be judged based on their creativity, quality of work and business level of the brand by a panel of industry experts. Applications are now open from 1 May 2010 and close on 31 May 2010.
Fashion Scout’s Merit Award is a high profile new initiative that gives a new designer the chance to present their catwalk collection to international press and buyers during London Fashion Week.
This is a generous three season award – 100% for the first season, 50% second and 25% third season – enabling designers to successfully build their business.
The Merit Award includes:
• fully equipped venue
• full show production
• hair and make-up artists, teams and products
• PR support
• sales support
• catwalk photographs and video
• backstage food and refreshments
• personalised mentoring programme
Fashion Scout’s Merit Award is open to all emerging fashion designers who have not held solo catwalk shows with us before or at similar events. We are looking for highly creative designers who have a good business plan and have begun to establish a name for themselves with the media. Ideally designers should have some show / presentation experience – whether it be from previously held presentations, small catwalk shows or having been part of group shows.
Designers wanting to find out more about the Merit Award should visit the website http://www.vauxhallfashionscout.co.uk.
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