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Fashion Scout announces winner of SS20 Merit Award

Tom Shearsmith
23 August 2019

The international showcase for fashion pioneers Fashion Scout has announced the London-based eponymous brand Wen Pan as the winner of the SS20 Merit Award.

Created in 2009 and now in its tenth year, the new talent initiative supports the winning designer across two seasons and was created to support and develop new designer businesses on a global level.

In winning this season’s Merit Award, Wen Pan will receive a fully sponsored catwalk show with Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week SS20 with space to host press and buyers. The Merit Award provides a unique platform for the brightest new designers, with many going on to become established labels within the international fashion industry.

Wen Pan is a London based womenswear label launched in 2018, now in its third season. The brand describes itself as a fuse between the spirit of oriental recluses and romantic grunge aesthetics. The design journey always starts with human traces and the attitude from the common people, ending with timeless deconstructed pieces, which translate brokenness into delicacy.

The SS20 collection will return with contrasting floral prints and textures, mixing fragile linen layers and sheer silk fabrics with rough cotton drapery and asymmetric cutting. Wen continues using utility wear with workwear detailing in a palette of muted greens and faded sandy cream.

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