Designer Heohwan Simulation has been announced as this year’s winner of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award.
Simulation was awarded the £25,000 prize for spring 13, which will be distributed over three seasons. Simulation graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 and showcased his debut collection as part of Ones to Watch at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in February 2012.
For spring 13 emerging designers Charlotte Simpson, Hana Cha, Hellen van Rees and Ming Pin Tien have been selected as Ones To Watch and will all show at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout event during London Fashion Week.
The Vauxhall Fashion Scout event, which will include catwalk shows, presentations, installations and exhibition space, will take place at Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden from September 14 to 18.
Past Merit award winners include David Koma and Eudon Choi, who were on the judging panel for this season’s award along with industry experts including former Browns buying director Ruth Runberg and Avenue 32 fashion director Erin Mullaney.