“It’s the most brilliant line-up yet!” reveals Lulu Kennedy of Fashion East’s latest announcement.
As the Topshop backed initiative looks to its Sweet 16, last season’s Caitlin Price and Richard Malone will be joined for AW16 by AV Robertson and Mimi Wade in an event that also sees Fashion East make a return to the catwalk (presentations will feature too).
“The new applicants were especially strong this season, with Amie Robertson even being recommended to us by Katie Grand and Katie Hillier,” Kennedy continues. “The selection process was getting impossible, until panel member Mandi Lennard suggested we award four designers instead of our usual three.”
Mimi Wade graduated from the Fashion Print BA at Central Saint Martins earlier this year with a collection of hand painted leather dresses inspired by cult Hollywood Horror heroines of the 1950’s; Amie Robertson is another CSM graduate who has since worked with the Marc Jacobs design team. In October she releasead collaboration with ASOS Black.
“Fashion East is throwing some of the freshest news names out there in February,” Lennard adds, “and yet again shaking up their format – fashion’s new blood is about to be released from the starting blocks.”