Mary Charteris and Pam Hogg at the 2013 Scottish Fashion Awards [Getty]
The Scottish Fashion Awards have announced today an impressive list of nominees and honourees for the 9th annual fashion extravaganza, which will take place in London on 1st September 2014. The event will be co-hosted by The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP as well as awards founder Dr Tessa Hartmann and, most excitingly, Grazia's very own editor-in-chief, Jane Bruton, is among the judges.
The swanky awards do will be hosted by the gwageous Laura Whitmore and will be followed by a glam Scottish banquet - bring on the haggis! Supermodels, industry insiders and major fashion players from around the world will arrive to celebrate the best of Scottish fashion and design talent.
So who are the nominees? Well, big-hitters including Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane and Holly Fulton are up for awards as well as textile leaders like Dhu, Brora and Queene & Belle. There are a host of young creatives shaping Scotland’s fashionable future too - we're talking Deetz, Hayley Scanlan and Rachel McMillan. The ‘International Designer of the Year’ pays tribute to the best use of a Scottish fabric or Scottish inspired/influenced collection, with Simone Rocha, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Maison Martin Margiela and Vivienne Westwood being nominated.
For the first time, the event has acknowledged ‘Luxury Retailers’ who are operating in the Scottish market place including Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton and Emporio Armani. But surely one of the most hotly contested categories is Scottish Model of the Year 2014 and with Jean Campbell, Paul Carrigan, Christopher Millington, Mary Charteris, Terri McGlone and Helena McKelvie all up for the gong, the tension is ON.
Helena McKelvie, Mulberry and Mary Charteris are all up for awards [Instagram]
'These awards are now recognised around the world as the benchmark of success within the global fashion community and are without a doubt the most high profile showcase of Scottish fashion, design and textile talent in the country,' said Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael. 'They are respected around the world and judged by a panel of renowned and esteemed international industry figures and they provide an invaluable platform for emerging Scottish talent, textile manufacturers, and fashion's future leaders.'
The finalists will be judged by an exclusive panel consisting of insiders from the world’s leading fashion houses, the most renowned publications (including yours truly) and leading figures in style with winners announced at the glittering awards ceremony at 8 Northumberland. Scroll down to see the prestigious panel of judges in full...
Rankin – Photographer
Jane Bruton – Editor in Chief, Grazia
Colin McDowell MBE – Journalist & Author
Justine Picardie – Editor-in-Chief, Harpers Bazaar
Eric Musgrave – Editorial Director, Drapers
Trish Halpin – Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire
Claudia Croft – Deputy Editor / Head of Fashion The Sunday Times
Sara Maino – Senior Editor / Head of New Talent Vogue Italia
Penny Martin – Editor in Chief The Gentlewomen
Brigitte Stepputtis – Head of Couture Vivienne Westwood
Lauretta Roberts - Founder & Director WGSN Global Fashion Awards
Sarah Penny – Editor Fashion Monitor
Sacha Mascolo Tarbuck - Global Creative Directory Toni & Guy
Professor Wendy Dagworthy – Dean of School of Fashion Menswear/Womenswear Royal College of Art
Robb Young – Fashion journalist & consultant
Dr. Tessa Hartmann Founder - Scottish Fashion Awards & consultant
And the nominees are...
SCOTTISH YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Saunt & Sinner
SCOTTISH TEXTILE DESIGNER / BRAND OF THE YEAR
Begg & Co
Queene and Belle
SCOTTISH RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Abandon Ship Apparel
Maggie’s Farm Boutique
Fat Buddah Store
SCOTTISH COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR
Soki Mak, Freelance Creative Director & Fashion Stylist
Lindsay MacPherson, Fashion Features Editor, Harrods Magazine
Avril Mair, Fashion Director, Harper’s Bazaar UK and Town & Country
Sara McCorquodale, Editor, MyDaily
Ann Russell, Freelance Writer and Fashion Stylist, Frock Trade
Howard McLaren, Hair Stylist / Founder R+Co, (former Senior Artistic Director at Bumble & Bumble).
SCOTTISH ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Christian MacLeod (Accessory designer)
Jane Gowans (Jeweller)
William Chambers Millinery
Karen Morrison (Jeweller)
Karen Mabon (Accessory designer)
SCOTTISH FASHION GRADUATE OF THE YEAR
Barbra Kolasinski, London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London)
Dan W J Prasad, Royal College of Art
Letty Bishop, Grays School of Art
Rebecca Peattie, Nottingham Trent University
Kirsty Frew, Edinburgh College of Art
Colleen Leitch, Edinburgh College of Art
INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (Scottish inspired/influenced or textiles sourced from Scotland)
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Maison Martin Margiela
SCOTTISH MODEL OF THE YEAR
Helena McKelvie, TESS Management London
Christopher Millington, The Model Team/RED Models New York
Terri McGlone, Storm
Paul Carrigan, The Model Team/Storm
Jean Campbell, Viva London
Mary Charteris, Premier Model Management
SCOTTISH EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
LUXURY RETAILER (International brands operating in Scotland)
Tommy Hilfiger, Edinburgh
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh
Emporio Armani, Glasgow
Louis Vuitton, Edinburgh
SCOTTISH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
As if that wasn't enough, a series of special awards including the ‘Hall of Fame, ‘Fashion Ambassador’, ‘Fashion Icon’ and ‘Founders Award’ will be revealed in September at the ceremony in London. Tartan at the ready, people!