SR:D is grateful for the support of our expert panel, who between them have a wealth of experience in all aspects of the fashion and design industries.
Managing Director: Dover Street Market NYC
Owner/Buyer: Jane Davidson
Sarah Murray is owner and buyer of Edinburgh based, and online, fashion boutique Jane Davidson. A family run business since 1969 filled with all that is luxury in the world of fashion, Jane Davidson brand exclusives in Scotland include Dries Van Noten, Osman and Roksanda Illincic.
The boutique in Thistle Street showcases an eclectic assortment of designer brands hand picked by Sarah herself. Three floors of a townhouse are filled with an amazing selection of contemporary fashion from the likes of Theory and Preen as well as an impressive selection of denim from J Brand and Donna Ida.
Sarah is also adviser to Atterley.com, an online portal that consolidates the best stock from fashion retail boutiques and independent labels across the globe.
Founder of Scotland Re:Designed / Director: Genuine Scotland
Chris has worked with designers at widespread events including LFW, the Tea Building in Shoreditch and other ventures with artists and designers such as Timorous Beasties, Jonathan Saunders, Jim Lambie, and Christopher Kane. He works behind the scenes advising, showcasing and mentoring in the creative sector. He also runs Genuine PR, an international PR & events agency.
Media & PR Officer: Historic Scotland
Formerly Fashion Features Writer at The Scotsman
Creative Director: School of Textiles, Heriot-Watt University (Galashiels)
Head of Fashion and Textiles / Associate Head of School of Design: Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
Creative Director: Topman
Since joining Topman Gordon Richardson has taken the brand to unrivalled heights on the high street. As the brands Creative Director he continues to work closely with the British fashion industry having worked alongside bodies such as the British Fashion Council as well as Graduate Fashion Week.