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Scottish design takes a bite of the Big Apple
The twelve chosen exhibitors – Belinda Robertson, bebaroque, Caerlee,
Common People, Eribé, Euan McWhirter, Henrietta Ludgate, Judith R. Clark, MYB Textiles, Rosie Sugden, Timorous Beasties and William Chambers – are set to receive warm recognition from over 200 confirmed American buyers who will visit the showroom. A glittering VIP reception will take place this evening.
Scotland Re:Designed attracted a number of high calibre entries all of whom were judged by an independent panel of internationally recognised fashion experts. Judges who chose the twelve winning designers included James Gilchrist (CEO, New York based menswear brand Adam Kimmel), Sarah Murray (Owner and Buyer, luxury boutique Jane Davidson) and Robert Gillan (Associate Head to the School of Design, Edinburgh School of Art).
Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop said, "Scotland is internationally renowned as a creative nation, with our fashion and textiles industry generating £756m a year and supporting more than 9,500 jobs.
"Scotland Re:Designed is showcasing some of our best creative talent in this field to buyers and fashion media in New York. This direct approach is already reaping rewards - the collection has been very well received with interest from some of the biggest names in the business including Vogue, Harpers and Nylon, who have already set up meetings with some of our designers."
The New York showcase, which launched yesterday and will run until 12
April, aims to promote Scotland’s fashion and textile industry
internationally, highlighting the nation’s sector as creative and
contemporary and giving Scottish designers the opportunity to build and establish new business relationships.