Fashion Scout are one of the biggest champions of international fashion. This season they showcased 4 winners of the Ones to Watch award: 1×1 Studio, Aurélie Fontan, Bowen Hu and Shie Lyu.
Ones to watch plays a valuable role in raising the profile of emerging design on a global scale. Previous winners have included Phoebe English, Eudon Choi and i-am-chen.
A graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art. Fontan was shortlisted for 6 awards at Graduate Fashion Week. Establishing herself as a sustainable designer with a focus on bio design cluing zero-waste production methods.
Fontan’s work is essentially eco-friendly luxury womenswear produced by the latest technology and unconventional techniques. The collection features recycled leather, a material grown in a science lab with bacteria and yeast. There was no sewing in this collection, being held together by reusable links that can be completely reused and recycled.
Shie’s design aesthetic has been developed from 12 years of travelling the world. Shie has honed her design aesthetic into her eponymous label operating in China. She has a background in finance and thus her collections have strong structural silhouettes.
Using her formulas she has created a modern and romantic couture collection. Bold prints sat beautifully together in an innovative and enjoyable collection.
1×1 Studio is a London based knitwear, creating 3D textures in knitwear focusing on craftsmanship. Created by Taiwan born Yi-Ling Kuo. She has worked under Mary Katranzou, and Julien Macdonald. Using recycled materials, specialist yarns and crafted knitting techniques, the label aims to raise awareness of undiscovered territories.
We loved the use of bold colours, creating the illusion of detailed structures sitting on the body. It is not often we are blown away by wool, but this was one of those occasions.
Bowen Hu designs Unisex collections inspired by her innate understanding of personalities and psychology. Using an innovative approach to textile, colour and silhouettes. The garments aim to support the wearer both psychology and physically.
We loved the detailed collection, using the inspiration of brainwave patterns from the subconscious mind. This was visualised through sensual textiles, woven together, fluid muted colours in high detail. This was an underrated highly detailed collection that we loved.