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Now in its 3rd successful year Scotland Re:Designed (SR:D) will showcase from 19th – 21st November 2014 . We are taking the showcase back to its spiritual home, Glasgow, at contemporary arts venue SWG3.

Our Showcase, supported by Creative Scotland, brings together exhibitors, consumers, media and buyers, and has in the past presented the spectacular creativity of Scotland in New York, Chicago, London and Edinburgh.

This year, in addition to presenting the renowned runway show, there will be a focus on collaboration, developing skills and transferring knowledge through a programme of workshops and presentations.

Our thus far secured panellists offer a wealth of experience from which our exhibitors will truly benefit. The aim being that exhibitors will be supported by SR:D, and the team we recruit, to help build successful businesses.The Panel include fashion luminaries such as Sarah Curran MBE (Managing Director Very Exclusive), Melanie Rickey (Founder and Editor in Chief fashioneditoratlarge.com), Simon Carter (Designer and owner Simon Carter Ltd), Sarah Murray (Buyer and owner jane Daviidson), David Watts (Fashion Business Advisor), William Knight (Director of 100% Design) and Susanne Tide-Frater (Fashion Director farfetch.com).

Welcome to a new dawn of design and creativity in Scotland.

During the event

19 November 10:00am—11:30am

That don't impress me much - what are the do's and don'ts when approaching buyers

Sarah Murray, Buyer and Owner of luxury Scottish boutique Jane Davidson, offers her tips for designers to make the best approach to buyers.

What questions will buyers ask you, what answers they are looking for and just how do you impress a buyer and get your product selected above others.

19 November 12:00pm—1:30pm

"We are bound by the law so that we may be free" - Marcus Tullius Cicero - Legal Basics You Should Know

Loretta Maxfield, of Thorntons Law LLP IP, IT and Media Team, presents a valuable overview of what you should know when starting, or growing your business. For example how do you protect your brand, designs or other products from third party infringement; what are the basic contractual protections you ought to have; and when it is time to consult a professional.

A little time being educated on potential legal pitfalls, and how to avoid them, will allow you be free to design and create in confidence.

19 November 2:00pm—3:30pm

Collaboration - are two heads better than one?

Collaborations are now a huge commercial tool for the high street- H&M with Lanvin, Target with Altuzzara, Uniqlo and Lulu Guinness and Debenhams have been ‘doing it’ with a who’s who of designers for 21 years!

But does it work at all levels? Kestin Hare of Common People will present to you his experience of collaborating with another designer on a limited edition range, has it enhanced, or diluted his brand, what are the potential pit-falls and does he anticipate commercial success?

In addition to Kestin, David Mullane of W2 and one of Scotland’s best known buyers, will share his opinions and experiences with designer collaborations.

Are collaborations with other designers, stores or textile designers a clever way to diversify your brand or are they simply a tool of the high street to commercialise high end designers…and with a customer base larger than designers may dream to have…how can they afford refuse?

19 November 4:00pm—5:30pm

What next - so you want to be a designer?

What help and support is available to help you realise your dream?

From business advice to funding applications, studio space and mentoring, this presentation will point you in the right direction.

Chris Hunt, founder of SR:D and Project Manager of Fashion Foundry,joined by Alex McCluskey, Head of Faculty for Creative Industries at Cardonald, will answer your questions and discuss with you the process and the many great resources there are to support you, whether in fashion, interiors or accessories.

20 November 9:30am—6:00pm

Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Textile and Leather Association - learn, engage, debate & discuss the future of Scottish textiles.

ZWS in collaboration with the STLA are bringing to Glasgow’s Lighthouse an opportunity for those working in textiles to learn, engage, debate & discuss the future of Scottish textiles.

At this days event you will learn of innovations and trends occurring globally that could influence your business and funding opportunities available that could help you in the creation of new textile initiatives.

The keynote speaker on the day is internationally renowned luxury knitwear designer, Orsola de Castro, Creative Director at From Somewhere and Reclaim To Wear & Co-founder and Co-curator of Estethica at London Fashion Week & our panel discussion on the day will be chaired by Janice Forsyth of BBC Radio an avid follower and advocate of the arts and creative fields within Scotland.

The day’s information, discussion and funding opportunities will be of interest to manufacturers, designers, academics and organisations working within the wide spectrum of textiles and their creation.

Also announcements for new funding and support opportunites for textiles will be provided on the day from a variety of sources. These funds endeavour to provide the wide and varied businesses working within the Scottish textiles sector opportunities to take action and improve and innovate their practices and companies.

Come along and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear from global textile figures and hear of those great new funding opportunites and awards…..

20 November 6:30pm—9:00pm

The Scotland Re:Designed 2014 Showcase Runway Show

The renowned SR:D showcase runway is returning to Glasgow.

Our show will feature womenswear, menswear and accessories exhibitors, as selected by our expert panel from a record breaking number of applicants.

The best Scottish design talent will create a dazzling display in contemporary arts venue SWG3.

Historically an exclusive industry event we are delighted this year to accommodate a small allocation of public tickets. Therefore in addition to our invited industry guests, public wishing to attend can buy tickets and experience a new dawn of design and creativity in Scotland.

21 November 11:00am—1:00pm

Are you simply trendy, or are you creating trends for a NEWGENeration

Melanie Rickey, one of the founding editors of Grazia, and an Editor and panellist for British Fashion Council NEWGEN initiative, interprets trends daily for both businesses and her website www.fashioneditoratlarge.com, however in her role with NEWGEN she is often confronted with designers who follow others rather than walk thier own path. So how do you remain true to your design integrity and have the confidence to be an influencer, rather than be influenced?

Considering the array of designers Melanie and the team at NEWGEN are presented with, it is crucial to stand out from the crowd and show a unique identity, how do you get noticed?

Introduced by SR:D’s founder Chris Hunt, come and listen to Melanie talk trend prediction, as a designer how to avoid being dictated by them and how to stand out from the volume of design talent, not to mention some fun tales from fashion week. Melanie’s impressive experience of reviewing designers everyday means she may just be the lady to help you get noticed.