‘I am extremely proud and grateful to receive my award,’ said Kane, who beat his contemporaries Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray and Holly Fulton to the prize. ‘I think that Scotland has such a wealth of great fashion talent from design through to production and the heritage is something that we should all be proud of.’
Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Testino tuned in via video messages as supermodel Stella Tennant was awarded the Hall of Fame Award for her 20-year career at the top of the modelling league tables.
Pop scion Tali Lennox scooped the Model of the Year Award, while Dr Who’s Karen Gillan was announced as the Scottish Fashion Icon of 2012.
As Louis Vuitton’s Creative Visual Director, Glasgow-born Faye MacLeod took home the Scottish Fashion Communicator of the Year Award, while the always immaculately turned-out Colin McDowell MBE was the recipient of the Fashion Ambassador Award.
And there was a fair amount of star power scattered among the fashion elite: Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy, Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter Dionne Bromfield (who gave a performance), Scottish teen sensation Tallia Storm and Made in Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh were all elbow-to-sporran with highfliers from fashionland.
Full List of Winners
Scottish Designer of the Year – Christopher Kane
Scottish Young Designer of the Year – Hayley Scanlan
Scottish Textile Brand of the Year – Dashing Tweeds
Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year – William Chambers
Scottish Fashion Icon – Karen Gillan
Scottish Communicator of the Year – Faye Mcleod
Scottish Model of the Year – Tali Lennox
Scottish Retailer of the Year – Shhh-Oohs (Luxury Shoe Retailer Edinburgh)
Scottish Fashion Photographer – Jonathan Daniel Pryce
Scotland’s New Face – Kerry O’May
Scottish Graduate of the Year – Joanne Mcgillivary from Herriot Watt. David Black was also awarded a Highly Commended Certificate
International Designer of the Year (for use of a Scottish fabric) – Mulberry
Scottish Fashion Innovator – Brian Rennie, Creative Managing Director of Basler
Fashion Ambassador – Colin Mcdowell MBE
Scottish Hall of Fame – Stella Tennant
Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane
Author, fashion journalist and founder of Fashion Fringe Colin McDowell with his Fashion Ambassador Award
Christopher Kane with his award for Designer of the Year
Karen Gillan and her Scottish Fashion Icon Award
Skins Actress Freya Mavor
Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane
Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh in Supertrash
Mulberry's Jenna Moore with the International Designer of the Year Award (for use of a Scottish fabric)