Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Suzy Menkes spotted in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Media Lounge, SS09

The friendly, welcoming Off Schedule Media Lounge at Vauxhall Fashion Scout proved itself a sure fire winner during the SS09 season with esteemed journalist Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune just one of the many high profile visitors.

The perfect antithesis to the stress of fashion week, the lounge is a retreat for press to file copy or internet research on the free-to-use Apple Macs, tap into the free WiFi, catch up on the show videos, or simply relax on the roof terrace (yes, you can even have a ciggie!) with a much needed cup of (free) coffee. Look out for this season's brand new eyecatching design- it's very hush hush at the moment but I can assure you it'll be the only media centre worth staking out!
Hannah Kane

Ones to watch

For the first time this season Vauxhall Fashion Scout will present a group show comprising of Lu Flux, Migh-T, Alice Palmer and Andrew Bannister. This eclectic mix of young men’s and womenswear designers are in the first stages of their careers and their varied influences provide a snapshot into the promise of the next generation of fashion designers. Read what Vogue has to say! Hannah Kane
Image: Lu Flux Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Show 2006, courtesy of Chris Moore/Catwalking.

William Tempest wins first Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award

This season sees the launch of the pioneering Fashion Scout Merit Award, a sponsored catwalk show at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue. This year’s winner as judged by a top panel of media, PRs, buyers, and fashion business experts is the hotly-tipped William Tempest. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Tempest worked for Giles Deacon for two years before moving to Paris to work with Jean Charles de Castelbejac. December 2008 saw Tempest in the press with a dress he designed for Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and his London Fashion Week debut is much anticipated. Tempest commented, "It is fantastic to be the first recipient of Fashion Scout's new sponsorship award as it will not only provide me with a great platform to showcase my work but also the opportunity to develop my label. I'm really looking forward to working with the Vauxhall Fashion Scout team." Hannah Kane

Image: William Tempest design AW08.