Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scottish Fashion Invasion Hits London

The Scottish Fashion Awards will take place in London for the first time this year. The annual event, which celebrates leading Scottish fashion talent, will be held at historic Georgian mansion Dover House in Whitehall and be hosted by Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore MP, as well as awards founder Dr Tessa Hartmann.

"We've hosted this event in Scottish castles and contemporary and architecturally renowned Scottish buildings in Stirling and Glasgow over the last seven years," said Hartmann. "To showcase the nation's top talent in the UK's fashion capital, London, in 2013, will allow an even wider audience to become acquainted with what we have to offer as 'Fashion Scotland', and enable the talent to network with the UK's top industry players, fashion editors and buyers. London is, after all, the UK's fashion capital - it's where the top talent converse, exchange ideas, learn, grow and do business. It's a wonderful opportunity for everyone and I'm very grateful to the Secretary of State for Scotland for supporting the event and giving us this incredible platform."

This year's shortlist sees Scotland's best-known fashion names vie for the coveted awards, as Jonathon Saunders, Christopher Kane, Louise Gray and Holly Fulton  compete for the Scottish Designer of the Year prize. Other categories include Scottish Creative Excellence Award, Scottish Young Designer of the Year and International Designer of the Year. A panel - including Stella Tennant (who won 2012 Scottish Model of the Year), photographer Rankin (who won the Hall of Fame accolade in 2011), renowned fashion journalist Colin McDowell, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush and editor Dolly Jones - will decide the final winners, to be announced at the glamorous ceremony on October 9.
The Full Scottish Fashion Awards Nominee List:

Scottish Designer of the Year

Christopher Kane

Jonathan Saunders

Holly Fulton

Louise Gray

Scottish Creative Excellence Award

Common People

Pam Hogg

Liz Black

Brian Rennie - Basler

Scottish Young Designer of the Year

Obscure Couture

Saunt and Sinner

Jacob Birge


Jennifer Morris

Rebecca Torres

Iona Crawford

International Designer of the Year (For best use of a Scottish fabric or Scottish-inspired collection)



Victoria Beckham

Lou Dalton

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Scottish Retailer of the Year

Tom Morris


Bonnie Baby

Number Eight

The Pokey Hat


Scottish Model of the Year

Oliver Greenall - Models 1

Mary Charteris - Premier Model Management

Morven Macsween - Premier Model Management

Helena McKelvie - TESS Management/The Model Team

Terri McGlone - Storm Model Management

Scottish Graduate of the Year

Natalie Adamson-Wain - Royal College of Art

Kirsty Elizabeth McLennan - Herriot Watt

Matt Russell - Grays School of Art

Samantha Hair - Grays School of Art

Lauren Jones - Herriot Watt

Matthew Houston - Grays School of Art

Lauren Jayne Nevin - Edinburgh College of Art

Jennifer Rowand - Grays School of Art

Lauren Smith - Edinburgh College of Art

Scottish Communicator of the Year

Lynne McCrossen - style columnist and fashion writer at Edinburgh Evening News

Nick Ede - PR guru

Laura Craik - fashion editor, The Times

Penny Martin - editor-in-chief, The Gentlewoman

Kay Barron - fashion features director at Net-A-Porter and Highlander

Kelly Lundberg - founder and stylist.

Wendy Gilmour - Thankfifi blogger

Scottish Textile Brand/Textile Designer of the Year

Alice Palmer





Rosie Sudgen

Scottish Accessory/Jewellery Designer of the Year

Jenivieve Berlin

Catherine Zoraida

Kennett Watches

Georgia Wiseman

House of Halos

Jane Gowans

Govan Originals

Finlay & Co

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