Last year, cult Scottish brand Obscure Couture walked away with the prize. This year it’s anyones game with Scotland Re:Designed launching their search for Scotland’s freshest design stars with their New Talent competition. An award that focuses on celebrating the great young design talent, both graduate and otherwise in Scotland, the SR:D New Talent comp is a killer opp for those just finding their feet but with a real flair for design.
Unlike the main categories there’s no need to have a stockist. SR:D definitely seem to be looking for something a bit greener this year, and the prize package is a total dream for a designer just at the start of their career.
SR:D have teamed up with online retailer Perry Nevill who will be judging the category to offer the winner a special feature on the Perry Nevill site, becoming a listed designer with their collection available for sale on the site as well as their designs being featured on the catwalk for a pretty swish as runway show at the Edinburgh Assembly rooms on the 8th of November with a guest list of industry professionals, press, consumers and a few special VIPS. Weet woo!
There is some really great designers emerging out the wood works at the moment, a few I’d love to see apply (and a few I no doubt don’t have on my radar….yet.) The applications are open now with entry closing the 21st of October. Interested in entering? You can do so super easily by deeking the SR:D site and filling out a cheeky application form.
Do let me know of who you think should enter (or even if you enter yourself!.) Fingers and toes firmly crossed for you all!