Last night I was lucky enough to attend The Scottish Fashion Awards to photograph the red carpet and the winners. It was the seventh year for the awards and took place in Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium. This year's host was fashion icon Alexa Chung, who I discovered is a major inspiration to winners Karen Gillan and Tali Lennox.
The red carpet was graced by celebrities and fashion insiders from around the world, including D&G model David Gandy, Made in Chelsea star Millie Macintosh and "Yeah Right" singer Dionne Bromfield. Teenage singer Tallia Storm had been performing at Elton John's Scottish concert the previous night, which she described as "surreal and incredible". It was nice to see her wearing tartan, as part of her extravagant dress.
My favourite dress of the night was worn by actress Louise Linton. She looked stunning in her intricate white dress, created by Parisian designer Basil Soda. Doctor Who star Karen Gillan came a close second for me in the style stakes as her Twenty8Twelve printed dress was bright and quirky. I also loved the couture dress that Tali Lennox wore. The Scottish Model of the Year winner said that this week she is shooting for Cath Kidston.
American celebrity stylist Derek Warburton wore some amazing rings and described his bright pink turban look as "Lawrence of Gayrabia!" He also said that he is always looking for new talent. There was certainly a lot of amazing fresh talent at the awards.
Alexa Chung wearing Christopher Kane
Actress Louise Linton (Scottish icon nominee) wearing Basil Soda
Founder & Chairman Tessa Hartman wearing Basler
Celebrity stylist Derek Warburton wearing rings designed
by Helen Yarmak and Crows Nest
Made in Chelsea stars Millie Macintosh wearing Supertrash
and the gorgeous Proudlock!
Designer nominees Holly Fulton (left) and Louise Grey (right)
both wearing own designs. Middle: Jennie Cook wearing Jennifer Morris
Fashion insiders: Hillary Alexander, Brix Smith-Start & Paula Reed
Top models: David Gandy wearing good old M&S, Tara Nowy wearing
a sequined gown, Amanda Hendricks wearing Vivienne Westwood
Skins actress Freya Mavor , singer Tallia Storm,
singer Dionne Bromfield wearing Holly Fulton
The 2012 Winners
Scottish Designer of the Year - Christopher Kane
Scottish Fashion Icon of the year - Karen Gillan
Scottish Model of the Year - Tali Lennox
Scottish Hall of Fame - Stella Tenant
Scottish Young Designer - Hayley Scanlan
Scottish Textile Brand - Dashing Tweeds
Scottish Accessory Designer - William Chambers
Scottish Communicator - Faye McLeod
Scottish Retailer - Schhh-ooohs
Scottish Fashion Photographer - Jonathan Daniel Pryce
Scottish Graduate - Joanne McGillivary
International Designer (for use of Scottish fabrics) - Mulberry
Scottish Fashion Innovator - Brian Rennie
Fashion Ambassador - Colin McDowell MBE
Congratulations to all nominees and winners. It was an amazing night and everyone did Scotland proud.
Love from Lou Lou