Fashion Scout, the established platform for fashion pioneers, is moving to a new venue for the SS20 shows this September.
After eight years at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, it is moving to the 22,000 sq ft contemporary basement of Victoria House in Bloomsbury.
Organisers of the event said the location’s unique architectural style would provide the perfect backdrop for its UK and international designers to present their collections from 13-15 September.
“We are extremely excited to announce the rebrand of Fashion Scout and to invite you to join us at Victoria House this September. With more than 13 years’ experience in producing over 400 catwalk shows, the Fashion Scout team are renowned for their professionalism and scouting abilities, managing and producing hundreds of boundary-pushing highly acclaimed events.
“Our team work closely with designers to provide an exciting platform reaching an international audience of press, buyers and VIPs. We provide a full package of event management services, enabling designers to showcase their creativity in a professional light,” said creative director Martyn Roberts.
Fashion Scout will continue to present its Merit Award, worth £17,000 over two seasons, along with its Ones to Watch group award. Over the years the platform has been instrumental in helping launch the careers of designers including Eudon Choi, Phoebe English, David Koma, Gareth Pugh and Peter Pilotto.
Since its inception it has showcased more than 840 designers from the UK, Scandinavia, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. All designers featured on the programme are selected by a panel of industry experts.