Breaking news: The 2011 Scottish Fashion Awards shortlist has been announced

This year’s shortlist for the Scottish Fashion Awards has just been announced, and it’s one stiff competition ahead.

With a coveted judging panel including the likes of Brian Duffy, president of Ralph Lauren Europe; Professor Wendy Dagworthy, head of Fashion and Textiles at the Royal College of Art; Caroline Rush, ceo of the Royal College of Art; and Vogue.com editor Dolly Jones, the industry experts have a tough decision on their hands judging by this year’s round of final nominees.

“The talent pool highlighted by the judging process for the Scottish Fashion Awards gets better and better each year, making our job increasingly difficult,” said Dolly Jones. “The kudos of winning one of the awards, though, has increased as the style bar is raised – so it makes the event all the more exciting. I can’t wait to see who wins.”

Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders share the Designer of the Year nominations with several who have graduated from the Young Designer category, including Louise Gray, Holly Fulton and Patrick Grant’s E Tautz, leaving the Young Designer category open to some new fashionable names, while the Model and Graduate of the Year award also makes way for some big names in the future of fashion to stand up and pay attention, too.

The select winners will be announced on June 15th at Glasgow’s Science Centre, reports Vogue UK.

Check out the full shortlist below:

Fashion Icon
Gerard Butler
Tilda Swinton
George Lamb
Freya Mavor
Karen Gillan
Laura McMonagle
Sharleen Spiteri
Sam Robertson
Amy MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald

Designer of the Year
Chris Kane
Jonathan Saunders
Holly Fulton
Louise Gray
E-Tautz

Young Designer of the Year
Kerry Nixon
Obscure Couture
Iona Crawford
Henrietta Ludgate
Marc Ross
Alice Palmer

Retailer of the Year
Spoiled Brat
ROX
Mackintosh
Bunmi Koko

Model of the Year
Vanessa Kanbi – Premier
Tali Lennox – Next
Sophie Kennedy-Clark – Storm
Louis Galloway – Elite
Freddie Rayner – Model Team
Eunice Olumide – AMQ models

Graduate of the Year
Pamela Aitken – Heriot Watt University
Carolyn Edmondson – Grays School of Art
Sarah Anne Watkins – Cardonald College
Christina McIntosh – Grays School of Art
Campbell Dunn – Huddersfield University
Nicola Paxton – ECA
Sarah Elizabeth Struthers – Grays School of Art
Sian Parker – Grays School of Art

International Collection of the Year
Rag & Bone
Henry Holland
Mulberry
DAKS

Communicator of the Year
Marc Psarolis – Duchamp
Angus Munro – Model casting director
Gail McInnes – The Style Box
Philip Colbert – Rodnick
Le Garcons de Glasgow – Bloggers

Best Use of Scottish Textiles
Harris Tweed Hebrides
Angela Cassidy
Jo Gordan
Eribe
Joyce Paton

Accessory Designer of the Year
Emily Lamb (Shoe designer)
Bebaroque (Hosiery designers)
Euan McWhirter (Jewellery designer)
William Chambers (Millinery designer)
Pea Cooper (Millinery designer)

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