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Fashion Scout announces Ones to Watch SS16

Published
Aug 28, 2015

Anita Hirlekar, JS Shin, Leaf Xia and Typical Freaks are the hot new kids on the block, according to UK fashion showcase Fashion Scout, which has chosen them as its Ones to Watch designers for SS16.

Photo: Anita Hirlekar

The four designers were chosen from a shortlist of 50 by a panel of industry experts, and receive a partially sponsored showcase from Fashion Scout. This includes a catwalk show and exhibition during London Fashion Week.

Anita Hirlekar is a Central St Martins graduate and launched her Iceland-based label in 2014. She has already won awards from ITS, Elle DK, Vogue Italia, and created a handbag collaboration with BVLGARI.

J S Shin only graduated from the Fashion Design Technology Womenswear at London College of Fashion in the summer of 2015
and has just launched her London-based womenswear label.

Leaf Xia also a recent graduate, from Parsons the New School of Design. The Chinese designer is based in New York and specializes in collage, creating playful and brave designs.

Central Saint Martins MA Graduate Seun Ade-Onojobi and London College of Fashion Graduate Sonia Xiao design Typical Freaks, which is often painted or printed by hand and has a mature sensitivity and dark, punky undertones.

This year, for the first time, opticians Specsavers are sponsoring the Ones to Watch SS16 catwalk show. Kerry Pullin, Specsavers director of product development, says: ‘We’re always looking to identify the latest trends and designers so our customers have a wide range of fashionable glasses to choose from. We’re thrilled to support Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch for SS16 and will be keeping a close eye on the design stars of the future.”

Ones To Watch takes place on 18th September at 6.30pm in the Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden.
 

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