International emerging fashion platform Fashion Scout has revealed Xiao Li as the Merit Award winner for autumn/winter 2014. The Chinese, London-based designer studied womenswear at the London College of Fashion before completing an MA in Womenswear Knitwear at the Royal College of Art. Her MA collection has already won her the Diesel Award at the International Talent Support in July and saw her debut at Fashion Scout London as part of the Graduate Showcase in September 2013. The Merit Award, judged by a panel including Hilary Alexander, Jessica Bumpus of Vogue Online and Fashion Scout alumni Georgia Hardinge, includes a fully sponsored catwalk show during London Fashion Week and an exhibition space in the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom. The 16th edition of Fashion Scout takes place February 14-18 at Freemasons’ Hall, before the designer initiative hits Paris February 27-March 4.