Fashion Scout is one of the leading off schedule showcases during London Fashion Week. It has helped to launch the careers of some of London’s most celebrated designers. The likes of Felder Felder, Fyodor Golan, William Tempest, Eudon Choi, Pam Hogg and David Koma have all launched their successful careers with Fashion Scout.

For SS16 London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin graduate Amitie Zeng presented a rather impressive debut collection for the Fashion Scout Showcase. The theme for her collection was ‘Transcendence’, a reflection of the essence of both past and present combining naturally to create timeless pieces of art. Zeng also drew inspiration from installation artist John Paul Phillipe and architect Carlo Scarpa, her motto is the all-time classic “less is more”. This was reflected in the stunning simplicity of her collection, nothing was over the top, it was understated and tasteful.

The collection comprised of relaxed tailoring throughout, in the form of loose fitting trousers like culottes, wide leg palazzo pants and oversized flares, shirts dresses, pyjama robes and sweaters also featured alongside Asymmetric and one shoulder tops and dresses that were very much dominant throughout. Rich prints, including an excessive amount of abstract graphics, combined with a colour palette of dusky purple, white, black, navy and light grey. Embellishment adorned some of the garments while others featured a simple necklace.  It was the perfect introduction to Fashion Scout and to the rest of the industry, and the epitome of the phrase “less is more”.

Written by Michaela Hoyte. Images © Vogue.co.uk.

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