About the event

Fashion is strutting its way into the goNORTH spotlight this year, with the festival’s opening party on Wednesday 4th June night featuring a Runway Show at The Ironworks in Inverness, starring the work of some of the best up-and-coming designers from the Highlands and Islands.

This catwalk production is presented by Scotland Re:Designed, which champions Scotland’s fashion and textile sectors, and includes work by eight rising Scottish stars, including; Black Isle-born Karen Mabon, whose Scissor and Rose dress was recently spotted gracing the form of supercool DJ, Fearne Cotton, and Fort William’s own Judy Clark, one of Emile Sandé’s favourite designers. Clark was recently tipped by Italian Vogue as one to watch.

Leading fashion industry insiders, such as Karen Radley, founder of premium womenswear collection, Scoop International, will also be taking part in the conference element of goNORTH.

During the event

4 June 6:00pm—8:00pm

HIE Opening Party With Fashion Show

This exciting event brings together all our disciplines. Scotland Re:Designed is presenting our Runway Show, featuring some of the best new designers from the Highlands and Islands as well as some other creative surprises.

5 June 1:30pm—3:30pm

Scotland Re:Designed In Conversation With...

Scotland’s position as a global heavyweight in the field of fashion has been strengthened by leading designers such as Holly Fulton, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders, as well as textile brands such as, Harris Tweed Hebrides and Brora Cashmere. Championing and nurturing fashion and textile talent is the main objective of Scotland Re:Designed. It offers support and the opportunity to showcase work to new audiences. Clients have included; Bebaroque, Common People, ESK Cashmere and William Chambers Millinery. Panelists Chris Hunt, Karen Radley, Patricia Van Den Akker and Anne Ritchie discuss how Highlands and Islands designers can grow in a notoriously competitive industry.