Katie Ann McGuigan wins Fashion Scout Merit Award



from VOGUE ITALIA

by ELISA PERVINCA BELLINI

Katie Ann McGuigan, graduated from the University of Westminster, is the winner of the Merit Award of AI17 Fashion Scout . Born in Ireland and London studies, the designer successfully follows in the footsteps of past winners such as David Koma, Eudon Choi, Phoebe Inglese, Roberts | Wood, Han Wen and Xiao Li.

The graduate collection of Katie, inspired by the youth groups in the Russian and Ukrainian prisons, uses simple tools to create a myriad of interactions and emotions. His playful use of vinyl prints on leather, geometric panels are laser cut and a mix of digital and silkscreen prints give life to complex aesthetically pleasing silhouette. The designer combines the precise cut collars, pleated skirts and coats to A with flared dresses, flowing skirts and soft, a further demonstration of his skills in approaching linear and circular patterns.

"After reaching the goal of creating a vibrant and rich collection of prints for my degree to which they are enormously proud, I am extremely grateful to have been chosen for the Merit Award for Fashion Scout, and to have had the opportunity to be yet ambitious initiative in my work and to create a new collection and launch my brand, while providing me a wonderful platform to make his mark as a young emerging designers, and then realizing one of my goals. I am so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing my path."

Martyn Roberts, founder and creative director of Scout, commented: "The Katie collection is proof of his great craftsmanship. It is seen clearly during the selections that his work would have won the Merit Award. I am happy that with our initiative we are able to support young talented new graduates and help them realize their dreams. "

Katie Ann with the Merit Award got the opportunity to present a fully sponsored parade to be held February 18, 2017 at 16.30 at London Fashion Week, in addition to participate in the Fashion Scout London Exhibition.