Thursday, 31 May 2012

Scotland Re:Designed New Talent Competition

Earlier this year, Scotland Re:Designed took twelve Scottish designers and manufacturers to New York (whit woo) to showcase Scotland's talent to press and buyers in an international showcase. They pretty much had some of my favourites along for the ride including Bebaroque, Euan McWhirter, Judy R Clark, William Chambers and Henrietta Ludgate. 
 
May 2012 sees SR:D team up with renowned Scottish fabric store Mandors to give five up and coming designers the chance to create and exhibit designs at the SR:D pop-up shop and static display. The SR:D pop-up store and static display will take place in the Lighthouse, Glasgow from the 27th June to the 1st July.

The competition is open to designers of all ages and stages of brand development. Interested applicants should submit a detailed sketch of one of their designs to Mandors. A judging panel of industry experts will select five winners. Each winner will be gifted Mandors fabric to create his or her winning looks. These looks will then be displayed in the SR:D pop-up shop, and will be seen by buyers and international press alike. 

Winner of Best Shop in Glasgow and the West in 2010, Mandors strives to put the customers' needs first and provide as wide a range of products as possible. Mandors will have a selection of fabrics available to purchase at the pop-up shop, along with a trained member of staff who can offer product advice.

On the partnership Denise Deutsch, Marketing Director at Mandors stated The Scotland Re:Designed project is such an exciting one for us to be involved with. Supporting new Scottish talent is really important to us at Mandors, we have been sponsors of the Glasgow School of Art degree show for many years. Scotland has such an array of talented designers and we are really looking forward to seeing all the design submissions and seeing them brought to life in our fabrics”.

Creative director of Genuine and SR:D founder Chris Hunt said “Mandors reminds me of an Aladdin’s cave of fabric. Having spent hours browsing fabric shops as a textiles student I am thrilled that this creative family-run Scottish textile business, which stocks ranges from Liberty’s of London among many other great designs, is able to support a New Talent fashion initiative within Scotland Re:Designed. When we launched SRD we were overwhelmed by the volume of applications from all levels of businesses, and Mandors' vision allows us to help develop the next level of graduate, post-graduate and emerging talent.”

How to Enter
Designs should be submitted to Mandors Scotland Re:Designed Competition, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6ST no later than Wednesday 6th June. Winners will be announced on the Scotland Re:Designed website on Wednesday 13th June for more details see www.scotlandredesigned.com

For more information visit www.mandors.co.uk or call 0141 332 7716
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