Last night marked the 7th annual Scottish Fashion Awards, and it was bigger and better than ever. Moving to the SECC the SFA has an audience of over 2000, with VIP guests from around the world in a whos who of fashion. Scotland really turned it out in the style stakes – you could see the SFA attendees a mile off – highlights for me were some Obscure Couture with Judy R Clarke, a girl in a gorgeous nude bebaroque dress and David Black’s Sunday Morning collection.
So who were our winners?
Scottish Designer of the Year – Christopher Kane.
Scottish Young Designer of the Year – Hayley Scanlan
Scottish Textile Brand of the Year –Dashing Tweeds
Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year – William Chambers
Scottish Fashion Icon – Karen Gillan
Scottish Communicator of the Year – Faye Mcleoud
Scottish Model of the Year – Tali Lennox
Scottish Retailer of the Year – Shhh…oohs
Scottish Fashion Photographer – Jonathan Daniel Pryce
Scotland’s New Face – Kerry O’May
Scottish Graduate of the Year –Joanne McGillivary from HW with David Black scoring a highly commended certificate
International Designer of the Year (for use of a Scottish fabric)– Mulberry
Scottish Fashion Innovator Brian Rennie Creative Managing Director of Basler
Fashion Ambassador – Collin McDowell MBE(Author, fashion esteemed fashion journalist and founder of Fashion Fringe).
Scottish Hall of Fame 2010 – Stella Tennant (Over
her 20 years as an international supermodel, Scottish born Stella
Tennant remains at the top of the game as the face of Chanel and cover
star for many of the worlds leading fashion bibles).
(Young Designer – Hayley Scanlan, Fashion Photographer – Jonathan Daniel Pryce and Fashion Icon – Karen Gillan)
I’m so pleased for everyone and its wonderful to see the Scottish Industry not just alive but thriving. It’s wonderful to see so many young brands get recognised as well as a nod to those who have worked and provided a substantial contribution to the global fashion community as a whole. So yeah snaps for all this years winners!
In between the champagne, cupcakes and some of the best dressed people
you’ll ever deek – the Scottish Fashion Awards reaffirm themselves as
innovator promoting young independent talent within Scotland, and
raising the profile of the immense talent we have to offer. Tessa Hartmann – chairman and founder of the awards proves herself to be a women after my own heart:
“It’s a very special night for ‘Fashion Scotland’ this evening.
We do like to punch above our weight and I just can’t believe that so
many people have flown in from around the world to attend. I think it’s
testament to the global credibility this nation has within the fashion
world and I cannot thank the institutional brands like Marks &
Spencer, House of Fraser, Toni & Guy, bareMinerals, Captial FM and
all the others enough for supporting our creative endeavours. This is a
now a serious commercial platform for our textile companies, young
designers and fashion retailers living and working in Scotland. For me
it’s all about discovering the incredible wealth of new talent we have
right here on our doorstep. It’s just a thrill to welcome Italian Vogue,
US Maire-Claire, and top fashion editors from Canada, Germany, France,
Australia, America and Dubai to Glasgow. We’ve given them quite a party
this evening and a wonderful vision of Scotland in an exciting and
vibrant British fashion scene”.
Congratulations to all the winners, until next year!