Vauxhall Fashion Scout opens Applications for AW/12

Monday, 24 October, 2011
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Vauxhall Fashion Scout opens applications for London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week and the search officially begins for the most exciting new design talent. Applications open Monday 24th October, close on 14th November, with successful applicants chosen by a selection panel of fashion industry experts. Vauxhall Fashion Scout is the leading international platform for new innovative designers and internationally renowned for showcasing some of fashionʼs most creative names including; Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Maria Francesca Pepe, Felder Felder, Iris Van Herpen, Eudon Choi, Leutton Postle and William Tempest, Vauxhall Fashion Scout runs for the full length of London Fashion Week, attracts over 10,000 guests and last season featured over 30 shows and events. Permanently located in Freemasonsʼ Hall in Covent Garden the event features two catwalk halls, an Exhibition Hall and VIP & Media Lounge.

For London, womenswear and menswear designers can apply for Vauxhall Fashion Scoutʼs acclaimed awards:
• Merit Award
• Ones To Watch
• Ones To Watch MEN
Designers can also apply for catwalk, presentation and salon shows and, together with accessories designers, apply for the London Exhibition. The ʻMerit Awardʼ offers a fully sponsored catwalk show during London Fashion Week and a £1000 cash prize. Attracting leading international press and buyers, the prestigious ʻMerit Awardʼ has included winners such as William Tempest, David Koma, Hermione de Paula, Eudon Choi, Georgia Hardinge and last seasonʼs winner, Leutton Postle.

The internationally renowned ʻOnes To Watchʼ showcase is a platform designed specifically to launch the freshest new talents to the market in a collaborative back-to-back showcase. The award provides designers with their first opportunity to show to a UK and international audience. With a dedicated exhibition space in London, ʻOnes To Watchʼ has become the leading showcase for the next generation of design talent.

Following the successful launch two seasons ago, applications will also open for ʻOnes To Watch MENʼ, held on the dedicated menswear day during London Fashion Week. Applications are also open for Vauxhall Fashion Scoutʼs acclaimed Paris Showroom. Featuring the best new talent the showroom attracts top international buyers. It is located in the heart of the Marais, next to the Picasso Museum.

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 chosen by a Selection 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, including: business, branding, production, sales, PR and manufacturing.

Applications open on Monday 24th October 2011 and will close on Monday 14th November 2011.

To request an application form please contact show@vauxhallfashionscout.com