Lynne MacLachlan on standing out, current trends and exhibiting at NY Now

Back in November, Hilary Alexander OBE awarded Lynne MacLachlan with the Scotland Re:Designed Accessories Award sponsored by Creative Scotland. Lynne creates stunning pieces of jewellery of varying scales. Her larger pieces aim to invite a dialogue of movement between piece and wearer to create a visually intriguing performance, and explores in more depth the scale, optical and colour effects of her craft. With a busy start to the year and having recently completed a PhD, we managed to catch up with the designer who shares her highlights from NY Now, her inspirations and how she ensures her brand stands out.

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Scotland Re:Designed Glasgow 2017 – Award Winners

Swiftly following SR:D’s runway show on Thursday 9th November, the prestigious awards ceremony began hosted by musician Helen Marnie. This intrinsic part of SRD’s event programme recognises a high standard of talent. In the past, these designers have gone on to exhibit at trade shows such as Clerkenwell Design Week, 100% Design, Jacket Required & London Fashion Week. Considered one of the most influential accolades in the Scottish design world, the awards provide the deserving winners with the recognition they deserve. SR:D’s main funders, Creative Scotland, supported four awards this year, without which the landscape of support to designers simply would not exist. SR:D were delighted to welcome back APM Agency as an award sponsor, who last year supported SR:D’s first ever Lingerie Award.

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SR:D Interiors Winner – Laura Spring

Ahead of Scotland Re:Designed’s return next month, we caught up with the lovely Laura Spring who gives us an insight into her year so far. In 2015, Laura won the ‘Best Emerging Designer’ award at our debut Interior Design Showcase in Dundee receiving an award towards the cost of her participation and last year, won the ‘SR:D Interiors Award’, Funded by Creative Scotland, receiving a £1000 grant towards her business. These awards are an intrinsic part of SR:D’s events programme that has seen Scottish design taken to New York, Chicago and Hong Kong.

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SR:D Fashion Award Winner Karen Mabon Launches at Anthropologie

Last month, luxury silk accessories designer, Karen Mabon was awarded the SR:D Fashion Award Funded by Creative Scotland. The young designer and Royal College of Art alumni has seen her products feature in Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar; pretty impressive, huh? Judged by this year’s fashion panel, including Mark McDonald of 18montrose, Fashion Industry Advisor David Watts, Maggie Smith of Folk & Macandi and Brand Consulant Darren Skey, the award is part of Scotland Re:Designed’s ongoing promise to secure business relationships and provide new collaborations for Scottish designers, with focus on business & export. In celebration, we round up Karen’s highlights.

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Attention all Scottish Lingerie, Underwear and Swimwear Businesses

This week we announced our SR:D Awards including brand new exclusive categories for cashmere, knitwear and even lingerie and swimwear designers. One of which is The Lingerie & Edit Award sponsored by APM Agency. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for Scottish lingerie, swimwear, underwear and nightwear brands, the star-prize includes one funded 6ft x 6ft exhibition space at The Lingerie Edit from January 12th – 13th at London’s Savoy hotel plus inclusion in a trade release. Reap the benefits of the unparalleled network opportunities and second to none brand exposure in a concentrated showcase. This is your opportunity to exhibit alongside brands such as Loveday London, Inamorata, Bluebella, Tragic Kiss and Rose Fulbright.

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