Hot “Prevue”: Scoop International Feb 12th-14th
In a couple of weeks all eyes will be on London as we open our doors to London Fashion Week's Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 showcase. In anticipation of the glamour, extravagance, killer heels, celebs and paps we're giving you an early start with our "prevue" of SCOOP International.
Launched in February 2011 Scoop International is the only UK show dedicated to contemporary and premium womenswear, accessories, footwear and lifestyle brands. You may remember our feature of their September 2011 show, combining high fashion in the avant garde surroundings of Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery. Well this show is no different set to the backdrop of Saatchi's latest exhibition "Gesamtkuntstwerk: New Art from Germany". "Gesamtkuntstwerk: New Art from Germany" is a body of work from the country’s leading lights in painting, sculpture and installation.
As one of the most creative and dynamic events on the international fashion calendar, Scoop is a launch pad for emerging design talent. This season's show boasts the hottest new names in contemporary European design including a variety of up-and-coming labels, each selected for their individual contemporary design. Visitors can expect to see show debuts from brands including Jenny M, Studio Nicholson, Rachel Antonio, Rebekka Ruetz, Narces, and Clivia Nobili.
Jenny M launched at last season’s London Fashion Week and its debut spring/summer collection was bought by Browns of South Molton Street. The new autumn/winter 12 range will showcase at Scoop and consists of a luxurious, eclectic range of daywear, eveningwear and lingerie. Using a subtle, natural palette with keynote colours of rich ruby red and dark charcoal, the pieces include knitwear, skirts and jodhpurs all created in sumptuous fabrics and finished with intricate detailing.
Studio Nicholson, designed by British designer Nick Wakeman will showcase its latest collection of understated androgynous luxury. Nick applies menswear design ethics to the collection, with straightforward boyish cuts developed to fit women without losing any of its menswear roots.
Fellow British label Rachel Antonio showcases an elegant and effortless collection with the best of British textiles sourced to complete an easy, contemporary look. The mixture of luxury silks, prints and rugged outerwear offers a strong feminine silhouette for day and evening wear.
Austrian designer Rebekka Ruetz launched her own label in 2009. Having worked in New Delhi, strong Indian influences can be seen in her collection. Look out for garments featuring strategically placed chakra flock prints said to stimulate energy centres within the wearer’s body.
Canadian label Narces launches in Europe this season and will debut its autumn/winter 12 collection at Scoop with a focus on evening and special occasion dresses. Romantic glamour and elegance is created through the use of sheerness, texture and lace. Black, ivory and buoyant shades of red feature prominently in this collection.
French label Clivia Nobili will showcase its contemporary, timeless collection. With a nod to modern ‘working class heroes’ the range features sophisticated pieces with simple lines and cuts.
Scoop is a fashionista must and with their ice cream bar, Sunday morning breakfast brunch and cocktail party to end the show on the Monday night, I can't think of a better way to see in London Fashion Week. Can you?
To get your complimentary tickets register now at www.scoop-international.com.
Words and Photography provided by Scoop International
Edited by Enam G.