Fashion Scout is delighted to announce the four winners of the Ones to Watch Award for London Fashion Week AW18: Maddie Williams, I Am Chen, Susan Fang and Kristel Kuslapuu. Selected from a long list of emerging designers, the Ones To Watch winners receive the opportunity to showcase during London Fashion Week and for the first time in the history of the award the AW18 winners are presenting in two different formats with Maddie Williams, I Am Chen and Susan Fang exhibiting in a group showcase in the Vestibule Catwalk Hall, and the final winner Kristel Kuslapuu showcasing within the Fashion Scout Presentation studio.
The Judging panel consisted of six industry experts including Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout’s Founder and Director, Hattie Crisell, Acting Fashion Editor at The Times, Ida Petersson, Womenswear Buying Director at Browns, Emma Firth, Online Fashion Editor at Hunger, Kendall Robbins, Fashion Programme Manager at The British Council, and Fabio Piras, MA Course Leader at Central St Martins. Created in 2014, this collaborative show is now in its 10th Season and continues to be one of the most anticipated shows during LFW.
Fashion Scout Founder and Director Martyn Roberts commented: “This season’s Ones to Watch truly demonstrates what the award was created to showcase and we are excited to have expanded the award across the catwalk and presentation studio to fit with our winner’s creative views. We have a bold and colourful eclectic mix of designers from diverse cultures, making Ones To Watch the highlight of the A/W 18 schedule.”