Scotland Re:Designed is all about the collaboration of those with a passion and belief in the Scottish fashion and textiles industries
The spectacular Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is one of the capital’s largest event spaces, and is guaranteed to inspire and impress.
A unique historic venue which first opened in 1787, the rooms are lit by magnificent chandeliers on lofty ceilings, with stunning gold leaf detail highlighting the building’s period features. Following an extensive £9.3 million refurbishment, modern services – including climate control, WiFi throughout, and ‘plug and play’ sound systems – have been discreetly incorporated into the building, preserving the authenticity of the Georgian surroundings. New reception facilities and an internal lift provide increased access and an enhanced visitor experience. In recent months, the venue has won three prestigious awards recognising architecture and heritage.
Essential Edinburgh – The Central Business Improvement District
Essential Edinburgh was established in 2008 to run Edinburgh’s Business Improvement District (BID); a defined area where businesses vote to invest collectively in local improvements in addition to those provided by the local authority. In May 2013 over 78% of businesses voted in favour of the BID continuing for a further five year term.
Committed to delivering measurable improvements for all businesses in the BID, helping stakeholders both make and save money.
Cultural Enterprise Office / Fashion Foundry
Fashion Foundry is an inspiring new business incubator and talent hub for fashion and textile designers in Scotland. Focusing on the luxury market, Fashion Foundry offers 18 month business incubator support which accelerates ten of the country’s most promising designers, giving them the confidence and skills to maximise their creative and business potential. Led by Cultural Enterprise Office in association with Wasps Studios, Fashion Foundry is funded by Creative Scotland, with additional support from Scottish Enterprise.
Campari is a contemporary and charismatic classic. The recipe, which has remained unchanged, originated in Novara in 1860 and is the base for some of the most famous cocktails around the world. Campari is an alcoholic spirit obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. With its vibrant red colour, intense aroma and inspiring flavour, Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure, which unfurls itself into a captivating drinking experience. These are the values that have made the Campari brand famous throughout the world as an icon of passionate Italian style and excellence.
Creative Scotland is the country’s national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries. It invests almost £60 million each year in Scotland’s creative future and its vision is that Scotland is recognised as a leading creative nation – one that attracts, develops and retains talent, where the arts and creative industries are supported and celebrated and their economic contribution fully captured, an nation where the arts and creativity play a central part in the live education and well-being of our population.
SWG3 (Studio Warehouse Glasgow) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts space in the westend of Glasgow. We run an annual programme of exhibitions, band nights and events as well as being home to a community of over 120 artists and musicians.
Scottish Textiles and Leather Association
The STLA assists Scotland’s textile design and manufacturing sector to build on its strengths to work together in a rapidly changing global industry. We aim to benefit members through interaction and collaboration with industry partners and colleagues, by providing access to information and assistance, and promoting Scottish textile products and companies to buyers, suppliers and interested parties.
Over 100 STLA members already benefit from a collective industry voice which tackles sector wide issues, from collaboration with new industry partners, from access to sector specific information and from assistance for developing skills within the sector – all contributing to the future success of Scotland’s textile sector.
Set on a gracious square in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town and just a short walk to the famous Princes Street, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle, Harvey Nichols is Edinburgh’s ultimate shopping destination with five glamorous floors featuring all that’s truly fabulous in fashion, beauty and dining.
Perry Nelvill is a Scottish-based online platform established by Central St. Martin’s alumini Lorna Carvill.
Perry Nelvill sells the work of newly graduated fashion and textile designers from art schools throughout the UK to an international audience. It is a platform which allows designers within their first year of graduating to establish a professional presence on the marketplace, whilst establishing their creative identity. Products on sale are manifestly individual; bold, brave, and designed at the epitome of creativity with little market-led constraints dictating their work.
Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and many Edinburgh attractions. The Balmoral was named as the Top hotel in Scotland in Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List 2013 and the Top Scottish hotel in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2012.