Inside Scoop From The Scottish Fashion Awards: Alexa Chung, Christopher Kane, Millie Mackintosh and Karen Gillan Bring The Glam

12 June 2012 by

The 7th Annual Scottish Fashion Awards took place in Glasgow last night and as well as the star-studded guest list of nominees, celebrities and supermodels in attendance, Grazia waved goodbye to the rainy London weather and jetted up to Scotland too!

Alexa Chung took to the stage to host the awards and looked gorgeous with a dewy complexion courtesy of bareMinerals (European Make-up artist SJ Froom even persuaded her to wear foundation, something she usually hates!). She was wearing a fabulous Christopher Kane dress, which was a canny choice as the designer was later crowned ‘Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year’.

'I am extremely proud and grateful to receive my award,' Mr Kane said. 'I think that Scotland has such a wealth of great fashion talent from design through to production and the heritage is something that we should all be proud of.' We were pleased to see Christopher partying into the wee small hours in celebration of his achievement alongside Karen Gillan who scooped the award for Fashion Icon.

Grazia's Jo Oliver with David Gandy

Also on hand to add a touch of glamour to proceedings was Dolce and Gabbana model David Gandy who besides being the hottest person in the room, was actually feeling quite nervous about inducting the face of Chanel Stella Tennant into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame. He still had time to ponder the football score with us while posing for photos and accidentally (although we’d like to think on purpose) touching our bum!

Millie Mackintosh pulls on her glam gown

Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, dressed in a gorgeous full-length black gown created by Supertrash for the occasion, was equally anxious about presenting an award asking us afterwards, ‘How did I do?!’. Once she had relaxed and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner of Scottish smoked salmon, fillet of beef and a trio of desserts including an adorable (and tasty) marshmallow handbag, we asked Millie what her highlight of the night had been. ‘Christopher Kane came up to me and said he loved me in the show. I was just so amazed that he knew who I was. He is fashion royalty!’ Ooh, we wonder if Millie will be toting some of his wares in the next series of MIC?

We also chatted to Scottish Graduate of the Year Joanne McGillivary who felt overwhelmed not only with her win, but also the fact she couldn’t get today off work from her job as a waitress at Frankie & Benny’s! We’re not sure how much longer she’ll need to keep working there…

While we pour another coffee, don’t forget to check out our gallery of red carpet pics – from the uber sleek and stylish to the patriotic - and - let us know who you think dressed the best!



Designer of the Year – sponsored by Instyle – CHRISTOPHER KANE
Young Designer of the Year – sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council – HAYLEY SCANLAN
Textile Brand of the Year – sponsored by House of Fraser – DASHING TWEEDS
Accessory Designer of the Year – sponsored by Swarovski – WILLIAM CHAMBERS
Fashion Icon – sponsored by Captial FM – KAREN GILLAN
Communicator of the Year – sponsored by Glasgow Airport – FAYE MCLEOD
Model of the Year – sponsored by Radley London – TALI LENNOX
Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Braehead – SHHH-OOHS (Luxury Shoe Retailer Edinburgh)
Fashion Photographer – sponsored by The Herald and Times Group – JONATHAN DANIEL PRYCE
Scotland’s New Face – sponsored by Smart of Glasgow – KERRY O’MAY
Graduate of the Year – sponsored by Marks & Spencer – JOANNE MCGILLIVARY FROM HERRIOT WATT
International Designer of the Year – MULBERRY
Fashion Innovator sponsored by bareMinerals – BRIAN RENNIE – Creative Managing Director of Basler
Fashion Ambassador sponsored by Mercedes-Benz West of Scotland – COLIN MCDOWELL MBE
Hall of Fame 2010 – sponsored by Hartmann Media – STELLA TENNANT


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