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Stew Bryden

Stew Bryden

Photographer

Stewart is a freelance photographer working globally. He gained his degree in photography from Glasgow, Scotland before moving to New York City, working within the Manhattan based studio of world-renowned american photographer & artist Ryan McGinley.

Currently based between Manchester, Glasgow and London, Stewart collaborates with brands and publications primarily across fashion e-commerce, editorial & campaign.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow, SR:D 2016 - Glasgow Showcase

Hilary Alexander OBE

Hilary Alexander OBE

Hilary Alexander : Born in New Zealand, Hilary Alexander OBE is the former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph. She retired from the Telegraph in 2011, after 26 years, and has continued to work as a freelance stylist , fashion consultant and writer; is the editor-at-large of Hello Fashion Monthly; and a regular presenter and host at The Clothesshow. She appears frequently on television and has been one of the regular judges in the tv series, Britain’s Next Top Model. She works regularly with a number of charities, including the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the British Heart Foundation, and also styles the Breast Cancer Care annual charity gala fashion show. A long-established supporter of Graduate Fashion Week she has been a GFW Trustee since 2011. She has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003). In November, 2007, she was honoured with the title Doctor of Design by Nottingham Trent University. She was awarded the OBE by HM The Queen, for services to fashion journalism on November 28, 2013. She was recently admitted to the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers of London as a Livery Member. She is a passionate traveller, long-distance walker, gardener, cook, cat-lover and collector of tribal jewellery.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow

Gunnar Groves-Raines

Gunnar Groves-Raines

Co-founder: GRAS

Gunnar Groves-Raines studied Architecture at the University of Strathclyde before co-founding GRAS with Stuart Falconer in 2006. GRAS is an architecture and design studio which exists to create extra-ordinary things and places through the exploration of ideas, materials, techniques and technologies. Through its work, the studio seeks to bring the often disconnected design and making processes closer together encouraging collaboration and experimentation across disciplines. In this spirit, GRAS are establishing Custom, a new centre of excellence for collaborative design and making in the heart of Leith.

Involved with: SR:D 2016 - Glasgow Showcase, SR:D 2017 - Glasgow

Ella Doran

Ella Doran

Designer: Ella Doran

Award-winning designer Ella Doran first set up her homewares business in the late 90s, quickly winning fans and plaudits for her pioneering application of photography-based images and patterns onto functional, household products.

Ella’s photography, mark-making and textile design skills have since been commissioned by everyone from The Royal Society of Arts to the Tate, John Lewis, Portmeirion, The Glasgow School of Art, and Paloma Picasso – and used on everything from interior accessories, stationery, fashion items and textiles to large-scale environmental projects. She has gained both commercial and critical acclaim for her work including numerous awards and accolades; successfully working in collaboration with well- known brands, retailers and manufacturers.

Doran’s visually-arresting and award-winning designs are the result of creative partnerships and collaboration. She is never happier than when acting as a catalyst, setting off a chain of interlocking innovations. Recurrent passions include travel, the use of colour and helping to advance the circular economy.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow, SR:D 2016 - Awards, SR:D 2016 - Glasgow Showcase, SR:D 2015 - Interiors Showcase , SR:D 2015 - Interiors Award

Molly Sheridan

Molly Sheridan

Molly is a freelance make up artist working across the UK. Over the last 4 years Molly has worked on a mixture of projects from personal make up, runway shows, editorial work and film & TV. Co-founder and creative director at REEK perfume she is also a full time smelly bitch.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow

Martyn Roberts

Martyn Roberts

Managing Director: Fashion Scout & Graduate Fashion Week

Martyn Roberts founded Fashion Scout in 2006, following a successful career in Fashion PR in London. Over the past decade he has developed Fashion Scout into a pioneering and acclaimed platform for international fashion designers.

Earlier this year he launched a new initiative that aims to support and bring together emerging talent from across the Balkans. Fashion Scout SEE (South East Europe) is a unique partnership between four of the region’s fashion weeks and Fashion Scout.

In 2012 Martyn was appointed Managing and Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week. Featuring graduates from 68 universities from across the globe GFW is the world’s largest event for fashion graduates and attracts 30,000 guests to its annual event.

Martyn is also a regular attendee of international fashion weeks and a member of numerous judging panels, including the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week. In 2016 the International Woolmark Prize awarded Fashion Scout the esteemed status as an Official Nominating Body for 37 countries.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow

Gemma Hare

Gemma Hare

Group Brand and Marketing Manager: Harvey Nichols

Gemma Hare specialises in luxury fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle marketing, and is completely obsessed with all things brand. Currently the Group Brand and Marketing Manager for Harvey Nichols, she oversees visual communication across the online business, and the 8 UK and 7 international stores. Gemma sets the marketing strategy which drives the Harvey Nichols vision to position the brand (globally) at the forefront of luxury retail. Gemma continually evolves, leverages and protects the brand and is responsible for delivering memorable and groundbreaking integrated campaigns. Gemma’s approach is detailed, disruptive and impactful, resulting in a brand that remains magnetic and ultimately secures long term profitability.

Gemma has previously worked for WGSN, the leading global fashion and style information service. Her previous role as Senior Events Editor saw her direct the strategy, coverage and trend analysis for the seasonal international fashion weeks and trade shows.

Gemma’s diverse background in branding, marketing, journalism, trend forecasting gives her a unique take on the industry.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow, SR:D 2013 - Edinburgh Showcase

Paul Bhari

Paul Bhari

Fashion Historian / Media Communications & Events Director: Freelance

Working cross-disciplinary from fashion to beauty, wellbeing and interiors, Paul Bhari has been proving first-hand industry expertise for over 20 years, including consultation for high-profile exhibitions such as the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty and Club To Catwalk at the V&A.

Involved with: SR:D 2017 - Glasgow

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

Owner/Buyer: Jane Davidson

Sarah Murray is owner and buyer of Edinburgh based, and online, fashion boutique Jane Davidson. A family run business since 1969 filled with all that is luxury in the world of fashion, Jane Davidson brand exclusives in Scotland include Dries Van Noten, Osman and Roksanda Illincic.

The boutique in Thistle Street showcases an eclectic assortment of designer brands hand picked by Sarah herself. Three floors of a townhouse are filled with an amazing selection of contemporary fashion from the likes of Theory and Preen as well as an impressive selection of denim from J Brand and Donna Ida.

Sarah is also adviser to Atterley.com, an online portal that consolidates the best stock from fashion retail boutiques and independent labels across the globe.

Involved with: SR:D 2014 - Glasgow Showcase, SR:D 2013 - Edinburgh Showcase, SR:D 2012 - London Olympics, SR:D 2012 - Glasgow Showcase, SR:D 2012 - New York Showroom, SR:D 2017 - Glasgow