Scotland Re:Designed is all about the collaboration of those with a passion and belief in the Scottish fashion and textiles industries
Scottish Academy of Fashion
The Scottish Academy of Fashion is an ambitious collaboration developing Scotland as a global centre of excellence in fashion-related learning and commercially relevant research.
It is combining the collective strengths in teaching, knowledge and research in Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions to create this hub, and is working on a range of fashion, design and technology-led projects with industrial and commercial partners. Current academic partners include Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University and Robert Gordon University.
The Model Team is Scotland’s leading model agency. Providing an outstanding service to their clients offering a wide range of creative options and strive to provide the highest quality representation to their models as they develop throughout their career.
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.
Through visual arts, dance, music, theatre, and film, Culture 2014 brought a Commonwealth flavour to some of Scotland’s most exciting festivals.
Just as the Games brought the Commonwealth’s best athletes into the Host City, Festival 2014 filled Glasgow with exciting entertainment and culture from Scotland and around the world.
Between July 19th and August 3rd, Glasgow’s venues, parks and streets were packed with entertainment and culture.
Fashion Scout is London Fashion Week’s largest Independent Showcase, internationally recognised as the driving force behind innovation. FS actively promote both new and seasoned designers to a global audience of media, buyers, celebrities and style leaders.
Over the past ten seasons, Fashion Scout has established itself as a leading platform for design and innovation and the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom builds on this success, attracting buyers from across the globe with a breathtaking selection of talent including a large loyal and highly influential audience making it one of the world’s leading showcases for fashion innovation.
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.
Award winning Scottish Salon Group and Scotland’s Hair Colour Experts. Their artistic team is often first choice to style celebrity hair at major events such as the Mobos, London Fashion Week, T in The Park and the MTV EMA’s
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.
EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. With partners their aim is to raise Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage by supporting and securing a portfolio of events and developing the industry.
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.
goNORTH was launched in 2001 to provide a platform for artistes from the north of Scotland to showcase for music industry and media representatives on their own patch. Originally hosted across Aberdeen’s Belmont Street, we briefly relocated to Dundee, before settling in Scotland’s most northerly city, Inverness. Now covering a much wider remit including Screen & Broadcast, Designer Fashion and Publishing, goNORTH has become an international event firmly established as Scotland’s leading Creative Industries Festival.
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.
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.
Mandors is a family run business that was founded in 1977. It has two branches, one in Glasgow, and one in Edinburgh. It provides a wide selection of curtain, dress, and quilting fabrics, as well as haberdashery and other sewing notions. Winner of Best Shop in Glasgow and the West in 2010, Mandors strives to put the customers’ needs first and provide as wide a range of products as possible. Mandors is constantly adapting, and changing with the times, in order to stay at the forefront of the fabric retail industry.
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.
Zero Waste Scotland / Love Your Clothes
Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
Under the Zero Waste Scotland umbrella, is Love Your Clothes which is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we already have. They focus on encouraging people to think about way they purchase, use and dispose of clothes.
St. Enoch Centre
Home to department stores and leading high street names, this shopping centre has it all under one roof.
Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design
2016 has been designated as a year in which scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design will be showcased and celebrated with a programme of activity aimed at supporting and driving the nation’s tourism and events sector.
Sara Hill Makeup
Makeup artist, Sara Hill presents her range of luscious, professional cosmetics created for all. Not tested on animals.
Venue, SR:D Hong Kong
PMQ, the former Police Married Quarters was revitalized as a creative hub for local design talents, which is located in the middle of SoHo, in Central, Hong Kong.
A young and energetic force, Fleet Collective is a hub of confident creative thinking and solid business experience. Its members combine entrepreneurial spirit with a shared commitment to sustainability and positive cultural impacts.
Fleet is a community of artists, designers and other highly skilled people with the flexibility to form partnerships and alliances of all kinds to achieve the best results. We have a wealth of skills and knowledge accumulated by working on successful local, national, and international projects.
Based in Dundee, the collective provides direct access to the cultural creativity, digital expertise, and enterprising outlook for which the city is famous. Fleet Collective exists to provide clients from across the UK and overseas with instant access to this source of talent.
APM Agency is the premier Lingerie and Swimwear agency in the UK representing Splendid Lounge and Intimates , Underella by Ella Moss, Yummie by Heather Thomson, Maidenform Solutions, Juicy Couture Swim , Oakley Swim, Splendid Swim, Ella Moss Swim, Luxe by Lisa Vogel, Little White Lies Beach and Bluebella.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has a world renowned reputation for high-class teaching and research, offering a range of courses across 11 disciplines. it is an integral part of the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland and is ranked as one of the top schools of art and design in the United Kingdom and has an outstanding reputation in teaching, practice and research.
emergents is a community interest company that aims to support the development of creative careers, enterprise and the economy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and beyond. They aim to achieve this by nurturing creative talent and creative businesses through general and specific support including mentoring, training, advice and networking.
Creative Dundee supports creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around Dundee, by connecting and amplifying the city’s creativity.
COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government, lobbying on behalf of our members – Scotland’s 32 councils. Formed in 1975, they exist to promote and protect the interests of councils in Scotland and the people and communities they serve by representing their views to Scottish, UK and European governments and legislatures, other bodies and the public.
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.
Todd & Duncan
Todd & Duncan combines the fiinest quality cashmere fibre with the purity of Scottish water and the skill of traditional craftsmen to create the world’s finest quality cashmere yarn specified by the world’s most prestigious fashion houses and international contemporary designers.
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.
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.
Make-up Artist/Art Director turned Magazine Editor, Sara Hill is a free thinking creative born in Scotland. With over 17 years in the Industry Sara has worked internationally on many fashion and advertising campaigns. Her work elegantly combines graceful lines, strong shapes and vibrant colours with a fresh natural real look skin. She is currently represented by London agency S:Management. Sara has worked with many notable personalities including Kanye West, Marina and the Diamonds, Rae Morris, Indiana, Melanie C, Emeli Sande, Jack O’Connell, Grace Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and many more. Sara has also worked for years at international fashion weeks with the biggest names in the business. Sara was Winner of the UK “Make-up Artist of the Year Award” in 2012 and the Look awards “Expert Make-up artist of the year” in 2015.
Her art direction and Make-up work has been featured in many fashion publications and In 2013 Sara launched HOPE ST magazine, taking artistic helm as Creative Director. Having just released the fourth issue, the fashion, arts and culture publication has quickly caused great excitement and critical acclaim worldwide in over 25 countries.
Scotland Re:Designed in New York was part of the official Scotland Week programme 2012 – a week long celebration in the USA and Canada of all things Scottish. Kicking off with Tartan Day on April 6, Scotland week ran until April 14 with the finale of New York’s famous Tartan Day parade.
Scotland’s long heritage of innovation and creativity has helped create a reputable textiles industry with customers in over 150 countries. Scotland produces innovative technical textiles and the growing Scottish textiles industry has a vibrant future – underpinned by quality, diversity, innovation and design. There are 9,500 people employed in the textiles sector in Scotland and the textiles sector annual turnover is £756 million.