SR:D Contemporary Scottish Design

On Thursday evening, I was thrilled to be sat second row for Scotland Re:Designed’s 2017 Private View Runway & Awards. I was surrounded by incredibly talented artists and designers, many of whom I have admired for years.

Menswear, crochet, silks, 3D jewellery, heritage pieces, all created by our leading Scottish contemporary designers made the show immensely impressive. Designs from CROSSCASHMERE, Euan McWhirter, Isolated Heroes, Siobhan MacKenzie, Appin and Third… and SO many more came down the runway, and also featured throughout market stalls around the warehouse venue.IMG_0440Scotland Re:Designed provides an incredible platform for Scottish based fashion designers and textile companies to showcase their current work to their relevant industries.IMG_0460SR:D was established in 2012; I had always heard of the fantastic support they provide towards creative industries, and the encouragement they give to young designers and artists – but had never directly became involved. All the 2017 events were held in and around SWG3 – Finnieston’s multi-cultural arts venue (also somewhere I had never been before)! During the month of November, SWG3 was home to high fashion shoots, influencer mentoring sessions, exhibitions, runway shows, private viewings, markets and expert discussions and lectures. Invited to talk were hugely renowned consumers, academics and designers such as Pam Hogg, Hilary Alexander OBE, Sally Homan, Lisa Trainer and many more.IMG_0462IMG_1652IMG_1653IMG_1654ISOLATED HEROESIMG_1655I really admire the work that has gone into the SR:D events, and entirely support the investment given to Scotland’s next generation of designers. I often find fashion married with Scottish heritage can easily become stuffy and twee, but the collections on show were so refreshing and current; I look forward to another round of diversity and innovation next year!IMG_1656Read more about SR:D

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