LONDON: Three up-and-coming Middle East and Asian talents from the FAD International Academy showed some truly innovative designs and textiles at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
Devesh Kothari’s House of DK label uses up-cycled pre-worn denims up-cycled into denim fur and recycled bottle corks which he flattens and makes into a textile.
His sustainable materials reflect the growing desire of people around the world to mitigate the impact of our throw-away culture on the planet. Despite the serious message from House of DK its designs, with their great use of color, have an easy, relaxed feel.
Kuship Parmar’s Warp designs will get you noticed; they are very bold athleisure pieces in brilliant colors with geometric detailing.
Myuze, designed by Shagun Chauhan, is a bit dark and aggressive – definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Shivang Dhruva, founder and director at FAD (Fashion, Art, Design) Dubai and FAD India, spoke to Arab News backstage at Fashion Scout amidst the hectic pre-show preparations.
A familiar face at Fashion Scout, he said: “Every season we bring and support talents from the Middle East and Asia to Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week. This season we have three exciting talents from FAD International Academy itself.
“They have been studying at our campuses in India and the UAE and are currently in the process of moving forward from runway to retail through our incubator set-up in Dubai.
“We are showcasing these young designers based on our understanding of what the regional and international markets want,” he added.
Courses at FAD India campuses are accredited by Edexcel, BTEC and London College of Style. FAD Dubai campus is accredited by Dubai government agency the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and London College of Style.
FAD Talents is an exclusive platform that aims to equip the emerging talents with international recognition by sharing and promoting their work in a professional standing.