05 February 2015

Fashion East announces AW15 designers
& format shake-up

Leading support scheme Fashion East returns to London Fashion Week in February with a new mix of designers and format shake-up. Designers Ed Marler, Caitlin Price and Mary Benson will show their collections at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) gallery on 20 February. Lulu Kennedy MBE, Fashion East founder & director , comments: “The team and our panel all feel strongly that young designers need to showcase their collections in the way that suits them best, so this season instead of the usual group runway show I’m excited that we're accommodating our two brilliant newcomers with presentations that can really draw guests into their world. We’ll also be showing Ed’s second collection in an intimate salon show."  Ed Marler graduated from Central St Martin’s BA in 2013 with a collection of faux leopard, denim bell sleeves and a dress of pink satin bandanas. South London born Caitlin Price completed a Masters at Central St Martins in 2013 where she was awarded the Armani Scholarship under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE. Caitlin graduated with a collection of luxxed-up tracksuits,  reinterpreting typically ‘street’ shapes with oversized ultra feminine frills in enriching white and navy satin. During her MA Caitlin began working closely with Christopher Shannon and assisted in designing his first womenswear collection for SS15. Leeds-born Mary Benson is a London-based womenswear designer. Following a stint at Leeds Art College, she graduated from the University of Westminster’s Fashion Design BA in 2014 with a collection influenced by 70s album cover art and ultimate icon Kate Bush. Mary’s signature prints are influenced by stained glass, Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau motifs, and translated into ethereal imagery. Her collections heavily feature ladylike silhouettes with full skirts, bell sleeves and romantic dresses.

Twitter: @fashion_east / @EdMarler / @_caitlin_price / @mary_benson

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