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.
2012 sees SR:D
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.
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.
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.
the partnership Denise Deutsch, Marketing Director at Mandors stated
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”.
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.”
should be submitted to Mandors
Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6ST
no later than Wednesday
Winners will be announced on the Scotland Re:Designed website on
Wednesday 13th June for more
details see www.scotlandredesigned.com
more information visit
or call 0141 332 7716