Martyn Roberts

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Managing and Creative Director of Fashion Scout & Graduate Fashion Week

Martyn Roberts founded Fashion Scout in 2006, following a successful career in Fashion PR in London.  Over the past decade he has developed Fashion Scout into a pioneering and acclaimed platform for international fashion designers including showing Iris Van Herpen, Gareth Pugh, David Koma, Peter Pilotto, Eudon Choi, Osman, Masha Ma, Rocky Star, and many more.  

Fashion Scout London is held during London Fashion Week and features 40 catwalk shows and presentations in the esteemed Freemasons’ Hall. Martyn also launched Fashion Scout platforms in Paris and Kiev, successfully raising the international profile of emerging design talents and helping them build sustainable businesses

Earlier this year he launched a new initiative that aims to support and bring together emerging talent from across the Balkans.  Fashion Scout SEE (South East Europe) is a unique partnership between four of the region’s fashion weeks and Fashion Scout

In 2012 Martyn was appointed Managing and Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week.  Featuring graduates from 68 universities from across the globe GFW is the world’s largest event for fashion graduates and attracts 30,000 guests to its annual event.  During his tenure, GFW has won the patronage of Dame Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Christopher Bailey and Nick Knight, and has helped thousands of graduates secure jobs in the industry.

Martyn is also a regular attendee of international fashion weeks and a member of numerous judging panels, including the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week.  In 2016 the International Woolmark Prize awarded Fashion Scout the esteemed status as an Official Nominating Body for 37 countries.