This week has seen the announcement that the 8th annual Scottish Fashion Awards extravaganza will take place in London’s answer to picturesque Scottish heritage; Dover House, a magnificent Grade 1 listed Georgian Mansion, on Wednesday October 9th 2013. Whilst the event will be hosted by awards founder Dr Tessa Hartmann and Scottish Secretary of State, Michael Moore MP; a number of high profile names are amongst the shortlist, which includes Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray and Fashion Scout designers Pam Hogg. Liz Black and Jennifer Morris.
Pam Hogg and Liz Black are nominated for the Creative Excellence accolade, whilst Jennifer Morris is up for the Young Designers award.
The event will provide an incredible platform for Scotland’s finest designers, emerging talent, textile manufacturers, and fashion players for the nations most high profile celebration of fashion and style; and the Awards shine a global spotlight on Scottish work and honour those high profile global brands that continue to use Scottish cashmere and textiles within their own collections.
The event is renowned for its string of high profile guests to include celebrities, models, designers, fashion figures and dignitaries; and this years finalists will be judged by a panel of leading fashion professionals, including 2012 Fashion Ambassador award winner Colin McDowell.
In addition to the awards already released, a series of special awards including the ‘Hall of Fame, ‘Fashion Ambassador’, ‘Fashion Innovator of the Year’ and a new ‘Founders Award’ will be revealed in October at the presentation in London.
By Brooke McCord, @BrookeMcCord