Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Scottish Fashion Awards announce nominees

Nominees for the 6th annual Scottish Fashion Awards have been announced. Selected from leading figures in fashion and via an online nomination system open to the public, the awards will be decided upon by some of the UK's leading names in fashion including Dolly Jones, Hilary Alexander, Paula Reed, Caroline Rush and Scotland's own Richard Walker (full list below) and presented on Wednesday 15 June 2011 at the Glasgow Science Centre (see DIARY dates). The black tie event will take the format of a Mo√ęt champagne reception, official awards ceremony, a Gala VIP dinner, a Swarovski catwalk show and Capital FM afterparty.

The awards were established by Tessa Hartmann, Chairman and founder, in 2006 to honour and celebrate the very best of Scottish fashion - designers, photographers, models, stylists, make-up artists, fashion writers, fashion marketers. Speaking of the 2011 awards Tessa states: "It's such a thrill and honour to provide this invaluable and now global stage for the wealth of fashion talent that hails from Scotland. There is this incredible thirst for all things Scottish and fashionable, which was clearly evident in the AW collections where there was an abundance of Harris Tweed, luxurious cashmeres, hand knitting and major Scottish names competing internationally. Every year we find new gems from the young designer sector, to overseas where we scour the international fashion scene to find Scots doing well."

The 2011 judging panel includes:

Dolly Jones, editor - UK
Nathalie Colin, creative director - Swarovski
Hilary Alexander, fashion director - The Daily Telegraph
Sarah Bailey, deputy editor - Harper’s Bazaar
Paula Reed, style director - Grazia
Brian Duffy, president - Ralph Lauren Europe
Sarah Mower, ambassador for emerging talent - British Fashion Council
Caroline Rush, ceo - British Fashion Council
Professor Wendy Dagworthy, head of fashion & textiles - RCA
Richard Walker, editor - Sunday Herald Scotland
Tessa Hartmann, founder - Scottish Fashion Awards

The list of award nominees & honourees 2011 is as follows:

Designer - Sponsored by UK
Chris Kane
Jonathan Saunders
Holly Fulton
Louise Gray

Young - Sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council
Kerry Nixon
Obscure Couture
Iona Crawford
Henrietta Ludgate
Marc Ross
Alice Palmer

Retailer – Sponsored by Braehead
Spoiled Brat
Bunmi Koko

Model – Sponsored by Toni & Guy Haircare
Vanessa Kanbi - Premier
Tali Lennox - Next
Sophie Kennedy-Clark - Storm
Louis Galloway - Elite
Freddie Rayner - Model Team
Eunice Olumide - AMQ models

Graduate – Sponsored by Marks & Spencer
Pamela Aitken - Heriot Watt University
Carolyn Edmondson - The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
Sarah Anne Watkins - Cardonald College
Christina McIntosh - The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
Campbell Dunn - Huddersfield University
Nicola Paxton - Edinburgh College Art
Sarah Elizabeth Struthers - The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
Sian Parker - The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art

International – Sponsored by Hotel Du Vin
Rag & Bone
House of Holland

Communicator – Sponsored by BAA Glasgow
Marc Psarolis - Managing Director Duchamp
Angus Munro - Model Casting Director
Gail McInnes - The Style Box, Canada
Philip Colbert -
Le Garcons de Glasgow - Bloggers

Textile – Sponsored by The Herald
Harris Tweed Hebrides
Angela Cassidy
Jo Gordan
Joyce Paton

Accessory – Sponsored by Swarovski
Emily Lamb
Euan McWhirter
William Chambers
Pea Cooper

Fashion Icon – Sponsored by Capital FM
Gerard Butler
Tilda Swinton
George Lamb
Freya Mavor
Karen Gillan
Laura McMonagle
Sharleen Spiteri
Sam Robertson
Amy MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald

The Hall of Fame, Scottish Fashion Innovator and Fashion Ambassador awards will also be presented on the night - to individuals whose significant achievements within fashion will be honoured and celebrated.