27 November 2014


When Scotland Re:designed invited me along to their 2014 showcase I was pretty buzzing. It's one of the most exciting fashion projects in Scotland and to be honest I have no idea how I managed to get an invite. The guest list was packed to the brim of Scottish talent and thats not including the special guests that attended. 

What I'm wearing
Dress & Heels - Alexander Wang x HM (sold out)
Jacket - Zara
Fur Gilet - Topshop
Bag - Karen Millen 

Make up 
by Susan Cuthbert 

"SCOTLAND RE:DESIGNED is a platform which champions Scotland's dazzling fashion and textile sectors, in a consumer and trade showcase of EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS AND SHOWS; attended by top buyers and media from around the world."

Details of the invite looked a little like this..

The renowned SR:D showcase runway is returning to Glasgow. Our show will feature womenswear, menswear and accessories exhibitors, as selected by our expert panel from a record breaking number of applicants.

The best Scottish design talent will create a dazzling display in contemporary arts venue SWG3. Historically an exclusive industry event we are delighted this year to accommodate a small allocation of public tickets. Therefore in addition to our invited industry guests, public wishing to attend can buy tickets and experience a new dawn of design and creativity in Scotland.

The Panel included Sarah Curran MBE (Managing Director Very Exclusive), Melanie Rickey (Founder and Editor in Chief fashioneditoratlarge.com), Simon Carter (Designer and owner Simon Carter Ltd), Sarah Murray (Buyer and owner jane Daviidson), David Watts (Fashion Business Advisor), William Knight (Director of 100% Design) and Susanne Tide-Frater (Fashion Director farfetch.com).

Photos by Dennis McInally

Designers who showcased - 
Cats Brothers
Common People
Dana Finnigan
Euan Mcwirter
Fiona Somerville
Hatti Pattison 
Helen Ruth
Iona Crawford
Mairi Mcdonald
Strathberry of Scotland

The lovely Diarmid Mackinnon (Assistant manager @ the Scotland Re:designed Ocean Terminal store) and I.

I was going to apologise for the poor quality of my photos there but then I remembered it's my blog (dae wit a want). When myself and Farah(Faz fashion diary) arrived at the event it was packed full of people. The buzz in the air was quite surreal and I've never been to anything like it. We were greeted with mulled wine with sugar round the cup and I have always hated mulled wine but when I was having a little sip I couldn't understand why I suddenly LOVED it. After chatting away to award winning designer Helen Ruth(cutest lil lady ever) she reminded me it's red wine, it then clicked, in the past year I have fallen in love with red wine. Yeah so I was pretty much sorted for the rest of the night.

We were all shuffled into the brightest whitest coolest room ever. I bet there's loads of proper words I should be using to describe the beautifulness of this room but that's no going to happen. All I can say is my feet was in some white sand stuff and it was pretty spectacular. 

I met some incredible designers and industry faves. After being handed some champagne it was time to find my seat for the show to start. It was in a location I can only describe as being in a movie style abandoned warehouse.. but with super special lighting..(unreal)

I found my seat with my name on it (wit) and the show begun. The quality in the designs was over and above everything I could ever have imagined. You couldn't help but feel immensely proud to be Scottish and getting to see the exceptional talent emerging from your own soil. Scotland Re:designed has really set the bar in Scotland and it's very clear that this is just the start of a very exciting future for Scotland. 

I had an incredible night, one which I am still over the moon to have been apart of. I can't wait to see what Scotland Re:designed has up there sleeve for the future! Thank you again. 

Website - www.scotlandredesigned.com

1 comment:

  1. oooh my god, your jacket is perfect :O Also love the runway photos, good choices x3

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts