International emerging fashion platform Fashion Scout has revealed James Kelly as the Merit Award winner for autumn/winter 2015.
The Royal College of Art Fashion Design MA graduate takes inspiration from the strange, dreamy and ambiguous, describing his womenswear as a myriad of elements combined together to create something new. The Merit Award, judged by a panel including Hilary Alexander, stylist Rebekah Roy, Vogue Italia's Sara Maino, Fashion Scout Director Martyn Roberts and former Merit Award winner Georgia Hardinge, includes a fully sponsored catwalk show and exhibition during London Fashion Week and an exhibition space in the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom. The 18th edition of Fashion Scout takes place February 20-24 at Freemasons' Hall, before the designer initiative hits Paris from March 5-10 - see events.
(Source Fashion and Beauty Monitor)