We should expect fashion's next rising stars to come out of Scotland.
Known as Scotland’s Fashion Oscars, these awards are making an important contribution to the aim of placing Scottish fashion talent on the global map.
They were founded to provide a platform for Scottish creative talents, by fashion publicist Tessa Hartmann. Since 2006 they have honoured and celebrated the best of Scottish fashion, and top Scottish designers, fashion photographers, models, stylists and make-up artists. Design talents of those such as Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Holly Fulton are establishing our fashion future.
For the first 4 years, this internationally acclaimed event was held in the majestic Stirling Castle. In 2010 and more recently, the event moved to Glasgow, taking place at the Science Centre and Armadillo.
This year, the awards ceremony is taking place in London. I was shocked to read this news in the Sunday Herald and consequently, I have submitted a motion for debate at Glasgow City Council on 27th June 2013.
"Council notes that the 2013 Scottish Fashion Awards will take place outwith Scotland for the first time in its history, at Dover House, in London on Wednesday 9th October 2013. It has been held in Stirling and Glasgow over the last 7 years.
Council acknowledges that this is an international fashion event that is a showcase for Scotland's top talent, and congratulates the entrants and winners in the 14 categories including Scottish Designer of the Year, Scottish Young Designer of the Year and Scottish Model of the Year.
Council regrets that there was a failure to reach agreement on the hosting of these Scottish awards in Scotland. Council requests that a civic reception be held to acknowledge the success of these talented Scots and, further acknowledges our continuing support for the fashion industry by making every effort to enable the Awards ceremony to take place in Glasgow next year."
Please support the motion and help bring the Scottish Fashion Awards back to Glasgow in 2014!