The Scottish Fashion Awards was a huge success. The event, hosted by international style icon Alexa Chung, took place in a new venue, The Clyde Auditorium and was supported by EventScotland.
The fashion extravaganza played host to a 3000 capacity audience made up of general guests, celebrities, supermodels, designers, and a host of international fashion stars including Tali Lennox, David Gandy, Laura Bailey, Rankin, Ozwald Boetang, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Henrietta Ludgate, Colin McDowell, Lara Bohnic, Amelle Berabbah, Brix Smith Start, Millie Mackintosh and top fashion editors who flew to Scotland for this now globally recognised celebration of Scottish style, where the great and the good of Scottish fashion are honoured.
The awards ceremony was made up of nominee catwalk shows and an exclusive Swarovski runway show previewing for the first time in the UK the upcoming Winter 2012 ‘Kingdom of Jewels’ fashion and couture collections, created by Nathalie Colin, the Paris based Creative Director.
At just 16 years of age, Dionne attends a performance school, has already released 3 albums to great critical acclaim on the late Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness’ label, presents CBBC’s Friday Download TV show, where she recently interviewed Justin Bieber and is a regular at glamorous red carpet events. This incredibly polite young lady captured the world’s attention when she was just 13 when she became the first signing to the family friend and mentor Amy Winehouse’s record label.
Dionne was joined by fellow teen singer 13 year old Tallia Storm.
Having performed over the last 18 months at various gigs around the UK with Capital Radio, Radio Clyde and on stage live at London Fashion Week last September, the Scottish teenager’s life changed forever last Christmas when she was on holiday with her family in the US. She spotted David Furnish in a restaurant and politely interrupted him to enquire if he would pass on a letter and CD to her idol Sir Elton John.
The talented teens were joined by a host of high profile names who are amongst the nominee shortlist including Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Holly Fulton, April Crichton for Sonia Rykiel, to textile leaders like Hawick Cashmere, Caerlee Mill and Dashing Tweeds. There are a host of young guys shaping Scotland’s fashionable future like Obscure Couture, Hayley Scanlan, Jennifer Morris, Bonnie Bling and Marc Ross to a scattering of global supermodels including Tali Lennox, Amanda Hendrick and Chloe Campbell. This year the Communicator category line up reads like the A-Z of Britain’s top fashion editors with reps from Harpers Bazaar, Vogue.com and The Times included along with creative stars from Louis Vuitton and international menswear brand Duchamp.
The Scottish Fashion Awards was a highlight in the Year of Creative Scotland.