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Scotland Re:Designed reveals second annual award winners

Fashion mentoring scheme Scotland Re:Designed has announced the recipients of its second annual awards.

Knitwear and streetwear label Cats Brothers, which launched in 2012 and is stocked in Browns Focus (the young fashion arm of the London boutique), is womenswear designer of the year for 2015.

Made in Scotland brand Ten30 is menswear designer of the year and scarf brand Silken Favours is accessories designer of the year.

The winners will receive mentoring sessions with fashion business advisor David Watts and a financial contribution of around £4,000 each, depending on their growth plans. They will also exhibit at Scotland Re:Designed’s annual exhibition in November.

The announcement was made at Scotland Re:Designed’s first ever Summer School in Glasgow, a two-day programme of educational workshops in which panellists provided talks to designers on topics such as legal and financial issues and working with buyers.

The three winners were chosen by a select panel including Watts, Scotland Re:Designed founder Chris Hunt and designer April Crichton.

Watts, who runs his own fashion consultancy business, has previously advised Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and Jonathan Saunders.


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