vauxhall fashion scout announce merit award and ones to watch winners SS13

Vauxhall Fashion Scout, the internationally recognised home of new talent is delighted to announce Heohwan Simulation as the Merit Award winner for SS13, Charlotte Simpson, Hana Cha, Hellen van Rees and Ming Pin Tien have been selected as Ones To Watch for SS13.

The designers were chosen by the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Selection Panel and included past Merit such as award winners David Koma and Eudon Choi and Erin Mullaney. The highly acclaimed Merit Award is worth £25,000 over three seasons and provides the winner with a high profile launch pad during both London and Paris Fashion Weeks.

Heohwan Simulation graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007.  His experimental pieces stem from an original background in menswear design. Inspired through a critical viewpoint of fashion history, Hwan Heo’s key
silhouettes are executed with an aesthetic beauty.

Ones To Watch is an integral part of London Fashion Week and is the first place to see the new generation of emerging designers. Over the past five seasons Ones To Watch has been responsible for launching the likes of Hermione de Paula, Dean Quinn, Eudon Choi, David Longshaw, Kirsty Ward and Phoebe English to the market.

Hellen Van Rees graduated from Central Saint Martins in Feburary 2012. Inspired by modern art, Hellen combines recycled materials with an innovative approach to fabric manipulation.

Charlotte Simpson graduated from London College of Fashion MA this year and presented her MA collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in both London and Paris. With inspiration drawn from scientific imagery, Charlotte creates tactile and intriguing embroideries.

Hana Cha was the proud recipient of the Womenswear Collection of the year upon graduation from London College of Fashion MA in February 2012. Hana explores the diffusion representative between the classes of the Proletariats and the Bourgeois through a division in her style, use of colour and material.

Graduating from London College of Fashion this year, Ming Pin Tien’s strength lies in a reflective and individual point of view in beauty and fashion. The Taiwanese designer executes a strong abstract concept, balancing creative pattern cutting with colour and texture.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout is a launch pad for new talent and this season will feature the highly-anticipated Merit Award and Ones To Watch shows alongside catwalk shows, presentations, installations and an exhibition space.

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Words/ Scarlett Casciello-Rogers

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