Vauxhall Fashion Scout Opens Applications

Friday, 6 May, 2011

The search begins for the best innovative designers as Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Londonʼs leading independent showcase, opens its applications for London Fashion Week September 2011 and Paris Fashion Week October 2011.

Renowned for showcasing some of Londonʼs most successful talents including Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Felicity Brown, Maria Francesca Pepe, Cooperative Designs, Iris Van Herpen and William Tempest, Vauxhall Fashion Scout is LFWʼs leading international platform for both Off and On-Schedule designers.

Permanently located in Freemasonsʼ Hall, Covent Garden, the event runs for the full length of LFW and features multiple show spaces including two catwalk halls, exhibition hall and media lounge.

Applications open on Tuesday 12th April 2011 to womenswear, menswear and accessory designers for
• Catwalk
• Presentations
• Salon Shows
• Exhibition
• Paris Showroom

Designers are also able to apply for VFSʼs acclaimed awards - Merit Award, Ones To Watch and Ones To Watch MEN.

The Merit Award offers a fully sponsored catwalk show and specially tailored mentoring and business support to winning designers for three consecutive seasons. Attracting leading international press and buyers, the prestigious Merit Award has previously launched William Tempest, David Koma, Eudon Choi and Georgia Hardinge into the fashion spotlight.

Ones To Watch is a highly acclaimed platform designed specifically to launch the freshest new talents to the market in a collaborative back-to-back showcase. Providing designers with their first opportunity to show to a UK and international audience and with dedicated exhibition space in London, Ones To Watch has quickly become the leading showcase for the next generation of design talent.

Following the successful launch last season, applications will be open for Ones To Watch MEN, held on the dedicated menswear day during London Fashion Week.

Applications are also open for Vauxhall Fashion Scoutʼs Paris Showroom, located next to the Picasso Museum in the heart of the Marais.

To show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, designers must have reached the creative and business level required for an event of this stature. Successful designers will be selected by our panel of leading industry experts and will be judged on their creativity, quality and business potential. Selected designers will also benefit from the Vauxhall Fashion Scout year-long mentoring programme, specially tailored to ensure designers have the required skills to develop and maintain successful, sustainable businesses.

Applications open on Tuesday 12th April 2011 and close on Monday 23rd May 2011.