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Vauxhall Fashion Scout is dedicated to working with the best emerging fashion designers and driving them forward. And so, they introduced us to designer-to-watch Inbar Spector. The Israeli-born designer revealed her Spring/Summer 2009 collection as part of London Fashion Week and was the closing show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Her edgy style captivated the audience consisting of London’s fashion scene. Her collection featured outrageous constructivism, crinolines and corsetry.

As the first look went down the catwalk, a few comments along the lines of “Look who’s trying to be Gareth Pugh” could be heard. But then the show progressed and Spector’s skill and vision proved to be not only original but extraordinary – a glorious cocktail of Gareth Pugh and Rodarte stirred up with an added twist of her own.

Rebekah Roy, who was styling the show said:

"Inbar Spector’s designs are edgy but incredibly wearable – she’s got great tailoring skills and really knows how to show off the female form. She’s also one of those designers that you just know is in it for the long haul. She’s sweet and sincere but incredibly feisty and determined at the same time."

Inbar Spector graduated from Shenkar College in Israel with four excellence achievement awards. She is probably most noted for presenting her collection using models walking on ice for the Les Chiffons de Diamant Award in France, and becoming a finalist for the New Designer Fashion Grand Prix award in Japan. But with her edgy gothic-inspired look, her collection will be highly in favour at London.

The garments were generally black in colour, until the audience was surprised by a sudden outburst of light blue.

The dresses were structured, and the nude chiffon trend was utilized often. The models’ skin was adorned with black tattoos, and their hair was styled in tiny braids and hair buns. All the pieces looked intricate and expertly made. The final piece was white and extremely dramatic.

Commenting on her own collection, Inbar Spector says:

"The new collection uses light simple fabrics, twisted and knotted into voluminous structures with a hint of delicate femininity and classic romanticism,"

The show was an excellent end to Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season, and it definitely engraves Inbar Spector’s place as a designer to watch.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.