• Roxii Hoare-Smith

Inspiring Young Designers at LFW // Fashion Scout with Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn partnered with Fashion Scout SS17 and invited me along for London Fashion Week.

I actually spent the majority of London Fashion Week away in Brighton for a Hen Party and the time I was in London I had work (and I’ve basically used up all of my holiday for this year!)

BUT Fortunately I was able to attend a show after work on Monday evening as a guest of Crabtree & Evelyn, who was the official skincare partner of Fashion Scout SS17. I changed my outfit and put on red lipstick in the spare 5 minutes I had, in the glamorous settings of the office toilets, then set off across London to Fashion Scout at Freemasons’ Hall.

Crabtree & Evelyn opened an exclusive #HandsOnFashion Botanical Emporium at Fashion Scout where their Hand Rescue Squad were on hand (no pun intended) to safe tired hands. In 2015 LFW attendees apparently posted 503,404 tweets and 113,348 photos on Instagram, tagging #LFW, so it makes sense to have the Hand Rescue Squad available at all times! The Emporium offered complimentary hand massages with their iconic intensive conditioning Hand Therapy creams. The perfect break in between shows and all that tweeting and instagramming…

So here’s what I wore:

Duster jacket – Topshop

Jumpsuit – Wonder Rocket Tokyo

I decided to attend the F.A.D (Fashion Awareness Direct) show at Fashion Scout as it’s a show I’ve never seen at LFW before. Plus it is completely different to any other show you’ll see at fashion week.

F.A.D. is a charity which offers young people to get a head start in their creative careers. As it says on their official page on Fashion Scout, ‘We believe that talented young people should be able to progress and thrive, regardless of their personal circumstances, financial situation or ethnic background’. This season Natwest and George at ASDA were the sponsors for the show.

At the F.A.D show we were able to see the work of 21 teenagers from 16 schools and colleges across London. The garment they created were inspired by Indian street wear.

This is one of the most heart warming shows at LFW. It was incredible watching these young designers, just teenagers, showcase their designs which they had made in just 5 days! Their talent at such a young age is amazing and so inspiring. Watching these young designers showcase their work and show how genuinely proud and excited they were made me burst with pride like a proud mum. I even got a bit emotional as we watched them go onto the runway and collect their awards!

The designers were bright and contemporary with incredible detailing.

Here are some of their stunning designs.

You can read more about FAD and the young talented designers behind the creations here.

Thank you Crabtree & Evelyn and F.A.D for having me!

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