Scottish Fashion Awards Call Out

The Scottish Fashion Awards were founded in 2006 to create a global platform to showcase, honour & celebrate Scottish fashion talent working in Scotland & around the world. We provide not just an event for one night, but a credible platform to acknowledge the leading designers, photographers, stylists, journalists, manufacturers & textile / cashmere brands all year round. Judged by a collection of renowned and esteemed international industry players, it provides an invaluable platform to those who are nominated. It shines a global spotlight on our nations work not just from the emerging talent, but also by honouring those high profile global brands that continue to use Scottish cashmere and textiles within their own collections.

We are now seen as the authority of Scottish fashion and are referenced by leading style bibles, politicians & industry players from around the world. It is the only award brands covet in Scotland given it's now global reputation. We see our job as seeking out & assisting the promotion & nurture of new talent from the entrepreneurial young designers & retailers to some of our leading manufacturers within the textiles & cashmere sector. To be shortlisted for an award is proof that your work is recognised by your industry peers; that you are judged as the best Scottish born talent in your field. These awards are, in essence, proof of your success.

Going into its 11th year the Scottish Fashion Awards will take place once again in the UK's Fashion Capital of London on the 21st October 2016 at the 5 star venue, Rosewood London. The invitation only event will be made up of a Champagne Reception, and Awards Ceremony followed by sumptuous Scottish Nibbles and After Party at this 5 star venue, allowing all VIP guests to remain on site and celebrate, network and indulge in the finest service, festivities and fun!

The credibility of these awards are assured by the invaluable industry experience and the geographical diversity of our top flight Judging panel. Most importantly, they are not just a name on a brochure, they attend the event in person. The judging process is carried out online with each judge receiving their own unique log in details. We use a points system where nominees are marked on a variety of criteria with the our specially designed software providing the winners names once all judges have voted. Over the last 11 years our judges have included Alexandra Shulman, The Hon Daphne Guinness, Hilary Alexander, Simon Lock, Caroline Rush CBE & Kate Phelan to name only a few.

Scottish Designer of the Year
This award recognises the work of a designer (on an international level) whose designs over the last 12 months have made a significant impression on the fashion industry.

Scottish Textile Brand of the Year
An individual/business that have shown to be leading the way in the specialist field of cashmere and textile design.

Communicator of the Year
Fashion communication through fashion writing, styling, photography, marketing/PR, session styling and make-up artistry.

Scottish Young Designer of the Year
This award recognises the work of young designers in all areas of fashion who show promise as future leaders of the industry. Entrants must have produced a minimum of one collection and be stocked in one retail outlet or online.

Scottish Fashion Graduate of the Year
This award recognises the work of students in their graduating year from FE courses across fashion and textiles. Students must be Scottish (see*) to be eligible for this category however can be studying anywhere in the world.

Scottish Retailer of the Year
To reward the endeavours of a Scottish retailer large or small who has led the way in bringing new fashion brands, innovative retail concepts or designers to Scotland. Consideration will also be given to overall retail proposition, merchandising, marketing and brand image. Online retailers are included.

Scottish Model of the Year
A Scottish model (male or female) who has captured the attention of the fashion world and boasts a portfolio of significant fashion work over the 12 months.

Scottish Jewellery/Accessory Designer of the Year
This award recognises the work of an individual or company whose design/manufacture of precious or non-precious jewellery, or fashion related accessories, have made a significant impression on the fashion industry over the last 12 months.

Luxury Retailer of the Year
A luxury brand who is operating in Scotland. Consideration will be given to their Scottish marketing strategy and brand image in the Scottish market place.

International Designer of the Year
A non-Scottish brand, designer or retailer who has produced an industry important collection over the last 12 months utilising Scottish fabric/textiles or inspired by Scotland's heritage.

Monday 11th July - Call for Entries opens
Monday 8th August - Entry deadline
Wednesday 10th August - Judging Begins
Friday 9th September - Nominees Shortlist Announced
Friday 21st October - Gala Awards Ceremony