And the Fashion Scout SS16 Merit Award Winner is…

Katie Roberts-Wood has been named as the recipient of the Fashion Scout
Spring/Summer 2016 Merit Award, marking the start of her fashion
career. Graduating
from the Royal College of Art in 2014, Roberts-Wood has already won the
Collection of the Year Award at the 2014 International Talent Support (ITS)
Scheme for her critically acclaimed collection ‘Synch.’

Roberts-Wood receives the Fashion Scout SS16 Merit Award

“Katie’s graduate collection was outstanding and deserved all the
international attention,” commented Fashion Scout’s founder and creative
director Martyn Roberts. “The new collection she is developing for the
Merit Award builds on this experimentation, taking her creativity to a new
level.” Roberts-Wood was selected as the winner from a group of over 200
emerging designers from across the globe who applied, following in the
footsteps of former winners which include the likes of David Koma, Eudon
Choi and Phoebe English.

By winning the Merit Award, Roberts-Wood has received a fully sponsored
catwalk show during London Fashion Week as well as presenting in Fashion
Scout London and Paris. Her new collection is set to be launched under the
Roberts|Wood label, with focus on construction technique and manipulation
of materials and driven by her inspiration of nature and science.

Now in its 19th season, the London Fashion Week initiative is in search for
the next generation of designers to make their mark on the international
fashion scene. The Merit Award is worth 25,000 pounds spread over three
seasons, during which the winning designer will showcase their collections
during LFW, as well as receive mentoring and support.

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