Fashion Scout – Ones to Watch catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFWLondon Fashion Week AW14
Fashion week has just started and already the fashion industry is looking forward to the future with emerging new talent and Fashion Scout – Ones to Watch winners Sarah Ryan, Carrie Ann Stein, Hiroko and George Styler. The atmosphere was electric, the music was vibrant and everyone couldn’t wait to see something new.
As the first designer to hit the catwalk, Sarah Ryan stayed true to the autumn/winter traditional colours but still manage to add in her own twist of neutral colours. All the pieces looked hand woven and very ethnic, reflecting a very nature heritage look. However, the main centre-pieces of many of the outfits were on the bags. All unique and eye-catching, the collection really made you take notice, as it looked more like art rather than fashion.
The second Ones to Watch winner, Carrie Ann Stein, showed her talent in her own unique way and on one of grandest fashion stages of all – fashion week. As another Fashion Scout winner, Carrie proved her individuality with this creative and colourful collection. Every piece definitely had a graffiti street set feel with slogans and street signs like” vacancy” decked across the garments. Though the stand-out pieces certainly centred on a somewhat colourful nature, they all had a bright carnival feel to them and in a sense brought summer to an otherwise gloomy, grey, rainy, Friday afternoon.
As a primary knitwear label that concentrates on graphics and colour, Hiroko’s collection mixed autumn and winter colours with summer and spring looks. Altogether, the partnership of colour and shape worked perfectly, thus setting the tone for the new collection.
Fashion Scout somewhat saved the most unusual collection for last as George Styler’s very embellished looks had everyone interested. All the pieces were intricate and designed fully to each detail. Models were draped in beads and jewels and some even wore crowns., stimulating the illusion of royalty. The collection somewhat symbolised the look of royalty for the future, but also in a way paid homage to classic, historical figures. Many of the pieces even reminded us of Cleopatra, who as we all know was always dripping with luxury, just like the collection. By mixing street party looks with texture, colourful patterns and jewels, Styler created a collection you could not forget.
Even though the four designers were sharing a stage today, they were all different and equally talented. All the winners brought something fresh to fashion week and from the standing ovation at the end of the catwalk show, it’s clear to see that everyone agrees that these four are truly ones to watch.
Photos: Krish Nagari