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TEN NEW GALLERIES AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND

With the design community gathering at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London yesterday for The Design Week Awards, we have decided to celebrate design in Scotland with the upcoming unveiling of ten new galleries at The National Museum of Scotland. Set to open next month, the new galleries will showcase extraordinary collections of decorative art, design, fashion, science & technology. The occasion will mark the completion of the £14.1 million refurbishment of the Grade A listed Victorian building.

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new direction for jonathan saunders

Exciting news in global fashion this week was that Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders, who closed his eponymous label in December, after 12 years in business, has been appointed Creative Director at Diane Von Furstenberg and will take charge with immediate effect. The Glasgow School of Art Graduate designer, who is renowned for his work with print and colour in elegant, modern collections has previously worked at labels such as Chloé and Pucci, and DVF say he will endeavour to attract a younger demographic to the much loved and highly respected brand founded by Von Furstenberg in 1997, who now also co-chairs the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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