David Gandy smouldered, Millie-from-Made-in-Chelsea glowed and host Alexa Chung looked properly beautiful as Avocado Sweet watched the talented and the trim trip down the red carpet at the 7th Annual Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow last night.
Top honours went to Christopher Kane (below) who was named Scottish Designer of the Year, Karen Gillan, named Scottish Fashion Icon, and Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, who was judged Top Scottish Model of the Year. Awards also went to Hayley Scanlan as Scottish Young Designer, William Chambers as Scottish Accessory Designer and Jonathan Daniel Pryce who was named top Scottish Fashion Photographer.
Pictured below Tali Lennox
Top style points went to Grazia‘s Paula Reed (above) who was smiley in a full length orange gown and teenage singer Dionne Bromfield (below) who made a perky appearance in an age appropriate white shift trimmed with turquoise fur. Millie Mackintosh’s slinky floor length black was also spot on. Chanel favourite Stella Tennant, who was being inducted into the Scottish Fashion Hall of Fame, arrived looking every inch the outdoorsy aristo but soon snapped into supermodel pose.
Tessa Hartmann, whose brainchild this event is, is to be awarded an an Honorary Doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University later this year in recoginition of her promotion of Scotland’s contribution to the fashion industry at home and internationally. She said, ‘We do like to punch above our weight and I just can’t believe so many people have flown in from around the world to attend.’ The Awards were held in association with InStyle whose Scots born editor Eilidh MacAskill said ‘It’s just brilliant to have the chance to champion the incredible Scottish talent on the international scene.’
Above, Tessa Hartmann and below, Eilidh MacAskill, Editor of InStyle
Canvas totes (designed by nominee Holly Fulton) were given to each guest: what the super slim fashion elite made of the Tunnocks Wafers and Walkers Shortbread lurking alongside the Mary Portas scarf, Radley purse and St Tropez Perfect Legs Spray, can only be imagined.