Scotland Re:Designed 2013

Preview by Natasha Cornall | 04 Nov 2013

Scotland Re:Designed hosts a series of events that aim to showcase the talent and creativity of Scottish fashion and textiles designers to buyers, the media and to the general public. In past years the events have been held in locations such as New York and London. This year, twelve Scottish designers will be exhibiting their work in Edinburgh.

Over sixty fashion and textiles designers applied to be a part of this year’s Scotland Re:Designed; a panel of senior industry experts, including Victoria & Albert Museum Fashion Curator Jenny Lister and Harvey Nichols Press & Marketing Manager Gemma Hare, have whittled those numbers down to just twelve. The highlights of the event are sure to be the 2013 Scottish Fashion Awards’ Young Designer of the Year, Jennifer Morris, and milliner William Chambers, who has exhibited at Stephen Jones’ Headonism showcase at London Fashion Week. Other designers and independent labels showcasing their work include; Abigail Ryan, Bebaroque, Esk, Rosie Sugden and John & Pearl.

Scotland Re:Designed kicks off on Thursday 7 Nov, with a drinks reception and the unveiling of the installation at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh, which will be open until the 11th. A runway show featuring the Fashion Foundry designers and the finalists of the New Talent competition will be held on November 8th. There will also be a showroom and pop-up shop in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, and a variety of workshops and Q&A sessions where some leading figures will offer their insight into the inner workings of the fashion industry.

The heart of Scotland Re:Designed is the support and development of original Scottish design. The programme aims to educate and raise the profile of the Scottish fashion and textiles industries, to connect designers with the media, buyers and stockists. It will introduce the public to the latest Scottish design talent - leaving the next Christopher Kane or Jonathan Saunders to be discovered.

Scotland Re:Designed will take place from 7-11 Nov, Harvey Nichols, 30-34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD & Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR