Fashion Scout AW15 has come to an end!

A huge congratulations goes out to all our catwalk designers:

Jamie Wei Huang
Minnan Hui
James Kelly
Mariana Jungmann
Ashley Isham
Daniela Barros & Joao Melo Costa
CCUOCO
Judy Wu
Apu Jan
Youjia Jin
Ones To Watch winners
Mimi Tran
ROHMIR
Soojin Lee
Zeynep Kartal
Kiev Fashion Days
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LAUREN SMITH, from Edinburgh College of Art, last night won the Graduate Fashion Week Gold award for her paperclip-adorned and whimsically-illustrated womenswear - described by designer and GFW judge Roland Mouret as an "emotional" collection. Smith now gets the chance to work with GFW title sponsor George on a capsule collection and pockets herself £20,000 to launch her fashion career.

But she wasn't the only winner from the night: UCA Epsom's Hannah Williams won the womenswear award for her wonderfully innovative collection of latex pieces - pseudo garments that were casts of clothes but that were still wearable too; Shauni Douglas & Olivia Creber of Edinburgh College of Art scooped the menswear prize for their collaborative take on sophisticated suiting complete with supremely long moustaches; the textile prize went to Kirandeep Bassan of Northampton University for a collection of brightly-coloured...

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My return to Graduate Fashion Week after two years of absence in coverage, didn't exactly end well. Just before the Gala show was about to kick off, I literally lurched into a cab feeling like someone was repeatedly punching me in the stomach and then commited the ultimate Londoner's no-no which I swore I'd never do – I threw up in the taxi. Cue two days of feeling sorry for myself and passing whatever it is I have over to Steve. Apologies on the dour note to begin a post about what is in fact an exuberant outpouring of talent from Graduate Fashion Week. With two days of nothing to do but to go back and forth between toilet and computer, I've had a ton of time to sort out my photos from GFW, gathering up my personal stand-out designers to do this round-up. This is by no means comprehensive or reflective of what the entirity of GFW has to offer. There are colleges that don't hold shows and there were students whose portfolios I either couldn't find or didn't have time to...

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British designer creates dress made of chocolate
Women are used to worrying about embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions and trying to stay steady on their sky-scraping heels.

But for the model walking down the catwalk tomorrow in this dress made entirely of chocolate there are a whole new set of concerns, such as keeping cool so that your clothes don’t melt.

To celebrate Chocolate Week Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award winner 2013 Lauren Smith has created a strapless dress, entitled Eternal Diamond.

The dress, which uses 50kg of chocolate and took two weeks to make, will be showcased at the Gala Chocolate Fashion Show opening night at Salon du Chocolat on Friday evening...

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The Scottish Fashion Awards are delighted to announce the winners of Scotland’s most coveted fashion accolade. The awards were presented on Wednesday 9th October by MTV’s Laura Whitmore at an ceremony in London’s Dover House, co-hosted by Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP the Secretary of State for Scotland and awards founder Tessa Hartmann.

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We were thrilled to hear that two Fashion Scout designers were awarded with accolades at last night's Scottish Fashion Awards. Jennifer Morris picked up the award for Scottish Young Designer of the Year whilst Pam Hogg was awarded with the Creative Excellence gong. In addition, Graduate Showcase designer Lauren Smith (who won the Graduate Fashion Week Gold award in July) was presented with the Scottish Graduate of the Year achievement.

Pam Hogg was as zany as ever with her acceptance speech, read the full story on Telegraph Fashion, which reference to her past two shows at Fashion Scout

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