Monday, January 24, 2011

Fashion East line-up for AW11

Three bright fashion designers talents have been chosen for the Fashion East AW11 show. Fashion East, champions of London’s brightest new talent, was launched in 2000 by The Old Truman Brewery and Lulu Kennedy. It has a proven track record for selecting visionary designers including Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Michael van der Ham and Gareth Pugh.
The AW11 show will take place in Topshop’s Show Space at London Fashion Week during February 18 – 23, 2011. The forthcoming line up sees the return of Simone Rocha, the womenswear debut of acclaimed menswear designer James Long, and one-to-watch newcomer Elliot Atkinson.
Mary Homer, M.D. of Topshop says “I am delighted that, sixteen seasons on, Topshop's support of Fashion East continues to evolve. For the second season running, the designers will have the use of Topshop's Show Space, giving these talented individuals the opportunity to show their collections on the world stage. I have no doubt that Simone Rocha, Elliot Atkinson and James Long will follow in the footsteps of previous recipients who have achieved critical and commercial success.”
Simone Rocha’s deconstructed tailoring is simultaneously strong and romantic, exploring the interplay between masculinity and femininity. Her “undeniably cool designs” (Elle) have “already begun making waves amongst retailers” (WWD). Her SS11 collection has been featured in French Vogue, V magazine, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Sunday Times Style, i-D, Wallpaper*, Twin Magazine and Russian Vogue.

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