Two designs from Lilee's graduate collection
Oooh! What’s this then? Vauxhall Fashion Scout has just announced the latest line-up for Ones To Watch - Vauxhall’s showcase of new fashion talent. The new designers for S/S’11 are - Charlotte Taylor, Georgia Hardinge and Lilee with menswear from A.Hallucination. They will all present their collections in a back-to-back show this September as part of London Fashion Week.
Over the past three seasons Ones To Watch has successfully launched a whole new generation of emerging young designers. Alumni include Hermione de Paula, Alice Palmer, Ada Zanditon and this season’s Merit Award winner Eudon Choi.
With influences ranging from grannies to penguins, Charlotte Taylor’s approach to design is quirky, playful and colourful: the work of a true Brit. This may come as no surprise when you know she previously worked for the notable British fashion label, Luella.
Lilee (top pictures) is a graduate of London College of Fashion’s MA course, who took home the Highly Commendable prize at her MA graduate show at the V&A this January. Her womenswear is elegant and sophisticated with an amazing use of trimmings and embellishment. She’s obviously making a big impression already, because Lilee has been snapped up by ASOS to design a diffusion collection for the online retailer, which will be on sale from this autumn!
Congratulations to all four and we can’t wait to see the show next month!
- Naomi Attwood