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Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: David Ferreira

Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: David Ferreira

By: Gina LoPresti

David Ferreira was chosen from over 200 up-and-coming designers as the winner of the AW16 Merit Award. As the winner, David Ferreira will have the opportunity to show his work on the catwalk at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. The Merit Award is a much anticipated event and David’s unique, eye-catching garments will earn him ample attention from buyers and media.

David Ferreira was chosen from over 200 up-and-coming designers as the winner of the AW16 Merit Award. As the winner, David Ferreira will have the opportunity to show his work on the catwalk at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. The Merit Award is a much anticipated event and David's unique, eye-catching garments will earn him ample attention from buyers and media.

David Ferreira is a Portugal-based womenswear label created by David Ferreira. He graduated from the BA (Honours) Fashion Design course at University of Westminster. His garments can be considered not only fashion, but art. His winning collection features huge yellow ballgowns and structural pieces. The use of cascading yellow fur and contrasting black details demand attention and his intricate embroidery gives the collection a luxurious feel. David Ferreira learned to develop his talent while working for designers such as Iris Van Herpen, Giles Deacon and Meadham Kirchoff.

Fashion Scout's founder and creative director Martyn Roberts said, ''David's Westminster graduate collection was critically acclaimed by press and media and he has such a strong vision ... David will be pushing boundaries with his AW16 collection.''

The Merit Award was created in 2009 and has been presented to several successful designers including David Koma, Eudon Choi, Phoebe English, James Kelly, and Xiao Li. Winning this award is a great honour and gives designers the opportunity for global recognition. 

David Ferreira's collection will be shown at 17.30 on Friday 19th February at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.