Scotland’s pioneers in fashion were honoured at the Scottish Fashion Awards for its 8th year on Wednesday. Held in the prestigious Dover House in London, industry heads, designers and models graced past a luscious red carpet to receive their plaques.
With style icon, Laura Whitmore, hosting, Scotland’s most loved watched designers receive their awards. Amongst the audience was singer Amy McDonald, Olympic medallist Michael Jamieson and model/hotty David Gandy. Shows and ceremonies featured red lion face make-up, tartan ball gowns and Barbie dolls dressed in blue and white.
Known for her bright, flowery, baby doll looking autumn collection, designer Jennifer Morris accepted Young Designer of the Year in a fitting pretty pale dress herself.
Added to her George Gold Award win in June, Lauren Smith won Scottish Graduate of the Year for her colourful printed outfits.
After shooting for the likes of US, Italian and British Vogue and Vanity Fair, Mary Charteris won Scottish Model of the Year.
For their handmade wooden sunglasses, Finlay & Co. were awarded Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year and are now stocked in London, Paris, Dubai and more.
For her skin-tight cat suits that were inspired by the punk era and have gained celebrity following for the past four seasons, Pam Hogg was awarded the Creative Excellence award. She accepted in an edgy white trouser suit showing off her sunflower hair.
Chosen by the general public, Scottish treasure Emeli Sande received the Scottish Fashion Icon award for her simple, elegant yet eccentric look she’s known for. The singer/songwriter’s silver crop and crimson lips beat the likes of Amy McDonald and Andy Murray.
The highly sought after Scottish Designer of the Year trophy was awarded, for the third time, to designer Christopher Kane. The Kane brand features detailed outfits breaking bounds in textiles, print and colour and has made appearances in Topshop, Barney’s and even the awards ceremony audience as Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael and host Laura Whitmore were adorned in his dresses for support.
Aside from the plaques, the winners’ prize for gracing Scotland and the world with their unique styles was a true Scottish banquet: scallops and haggis, lemon tart with Irn Bru granite and of course, Auchentoshan malt whiskey. Entertainment was Mel Gibson yelling “Freedom” in the background.