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Scottish Fashion Awards Nominations Announced

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Leading fashion designers, top models, textile manufacturers and luxury brands compete for Scotland’s most coveted fashion award, as Scottish fashion awards reveal 2011 nominations Glasgow, Scotland.


Nominations and special honors for the 6th annual Scottish Fashion Awards in association with Vogue.com and Swarovski were announced this week, with an impressive array of industry names and fashion stars hailing from Scotland!

With the world's thirst for all things fashionable and Scottish, this imposing line up includes a diverse group of rising stars and industry leaders who embody and shape the energy, creativity, and vision that highlights Scotland as a leading producer of innovative fashion talent. International names such as Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Holly Fulton, Duchamp, Mackintosh and models Tali Lennox and Sophie Kennedy Clark shape the short list, supported by international fashion brands such as Mulberry, Rag & Bone, DAKS and House of Holland who will compete for their 'Best Use of Scottish Fabric' within their collections.

The finalists will be judged by an exclusive panel made up of professionals from the worlds leading fashion houses, the most renowned and respected fashion publications and leading figures in style with winners announced at the glittering awards ceremony and Gala VIP event on Wednesday 15th June at the architecturally renowned Glasgow Science Centre.

Despite the challenging economic climate the event continues to attract an impressive list of new and existing sponsors for 2011 including Scottish Media Partner The Herald, Swarovski, Mercedes-Benz West of Scotland, Moët & Chandon, Glasgow Airport, Marks & Spencer, Braehead, Bobbi Brown, Toni & Guy Haircare, Hotel Du Vin, Malmaison, Warehouse, Highland Spring, Capital FM, Organic Surge, Nail Rock, Maison Martin Margiela, The Model Team, Belvedere Vodka and Glasgow: Scotland with Style.

The awards were set up by Tessa Hartmann in 2006 to honour and celebrate the very best of Scottish fashion from designers, fashion photographers, models, stylists, make-up artists, fashion writers, fashion marketers and present a phenomenal opportunity for home grown talent to showcase their work. It has now become the foremost platform for Scottish innovators to be associated with.

The 2011 judging panel includes:

DOLLY JONES - EDITOR VOGUE.COM
NATHALIE COLIN - CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SWAROVSKI
HILARY ALEXANDER - FASHION DIRECTOR - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
SARAH BAILEY - DEPUTY EDTIOR HARPER'S BAZAAR
PAULA REED - STYLE DIRECTOR, GRAZIA
BRIAN DUFFY - PRESIDENT RALPH LAUREN EUROPE
SARAH MOWER - EUROPEAN EDITOR VOGUE (USA), AMBASSADOR - FOR EMERGING TALENT, BFC
CAROLINE RUSH - CEO BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL
PROFESSOR WENDY DAGWORTHY - HEAD OF FASHION & TEXTILES AT RCA, LONDON
RICHARD WALKER - SUNDAY HERALD AND WEEKEND EDITOR, HERALD GROUP
TESSA HARTMANN - FOUNDER SCOTTISH FASHION AWARDS AND CHAIR OF JUDGING PANEL

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

Designer - Sponsored by VOGUE.COM
1.Chris Kane
2.Jonathan Saunders
3.Holly Fulton
4.Louise Gray
5.E-Tautz

Young - Sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council
1.Kerry Nixon
2.Obscure Couture
3.Iona Crawford
4.Henrietta Ludgate
5.Marc Ross
6.Alice Palmer

Retailer - Sponsored by Braehead
1. Spoiled Brat
2. ROX
3. Mackintosh
4. Bunmi Koko

Model - Sponsored by Toni & Guy Haircare
1. Vanessa Kanbi-Premier
2. Tali Lennox-Next
3. Sophie Kennedy-Clark - Storm
4. Louis Galloway-Elite
5. Freddie Rayner-Model Team
6. Eunice Olumide - AMQ models

Graduate - Sponsored by Marks & Spencer
1. Pamela Aitken-Heriot Watt University
2. Carolyn Edmondson-The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
3. Sarah Anne Watkins-Cardonald College
4. Christina McIntosh- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
5. Campbell Dunn- Huddersfield University
6. Nicola Paxton-Edinburgh College Art
7. Sarah Elizabeth Struthers- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
8. Sian Parker- The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art

International - Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin
1. Rag & Bone
2. House of Holland
3. Mulberry
4. DAKS

Communicator - BAA Glasgow
1. Marc Psarolis- Managing Director Duchamp
2. Angus Munro-Model Casting Director
3. Gail McInnes- The Style Box, Canada
4. Philip Colbert- www.therodnikband.com
5. Le Garcons de Glasgow-Bloggers

Textile - Sponsored by The Herald
1. Harris Tweed Hebrides
2. Angela Cassidy
3. Jo Gordan
4. Eribe
5. Joyce Paton

Accessory - Sponsored by Swarovski
1. Emily Lamb (Shoe designer)
2. Bebaroque (Hosiery designers)
3. Euan McWhirter (Jewellery designer)
4. William Chambers (Millinery designer)
5. Pea Cooper (Millinery designer)

Fashion Icon - Sponsored by Capital FM
1. Gerard Butler
2. Tilda Swinton
3. George Lamb
4. Freya Mavor
5. Karen Gillan
6. Laura McMonagle
7. Sharleen Spiteri
8. Sam Robertson
9. Amy MacDonald
10. Kelly MacDonald

Hall of Fame 2011, Scottish Fashion Innovator 2011 and Fashion Ambassador 2011 will be presented to the recipients on the night. (These special awards are presented to individuals, whose significant achievements within fashion will be honoured and celebrated on the night.)

Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com and judge said: "The talent pool highlighted by the judging process for the Scottish Fashion Awards gets better and better each year, making our job increasingly difficult. The kudos of winning one of the awards, though, has increased as the style bar is raised - so it makes the event all the more exciting. I can't wait to see who wins."
Tessa Hartmann Chairman and founder of the event said: "I can't believe it's been 6 year's since our inaugural event at Stirling Castle. 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 A/W 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."

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