Twelve exhibitors have been selected by an international panel of fashion and textile experts to take part in Scotland Re:Designed, a new industry led initiative aimed at championing Scotland's modern, vibrant fashion and textile sector to buyers and media in New York during Scotland Week 2012.
Taking part in the project are: luxury womenswear designer and celebrity favourite Henrietta Ludgate, who is based in the Black Isle; award winning designer Judy R Clark from Fort William, famed for her exquisite womenswear designs in lace, silk and Harris Tweed as well as a recent collaboration with Ford Motors; Bodywear designers Bebaroque; the Scottish Queen of Cashmere Belinda Robertson OBE; Scotland's oldest continually operating textile factory Caerlee Mills; Edinburgh born and based menswear designer Kestin Hare of brand Common People Clothing; award winning knitwear design house Eribe; couture jeweller Euan McWhirter, supplier to the likes of designer Jenny Packham; internationally renowned cotton lace weaver Morton Young & Borland Textiles; hot new cashmere designer Rosie Sugden; renowned interior designers Timorous Beasties and award winning milliner William Chambers.
The 12 will travel to New York this April as part of the Scottish Government's official Scotland Week 2012 programme with support from the Scottish Government and Creative Scotland before exhibiting at home in Scotland.
Designer to stars such as Livia Firth and 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden Henrietta Ludgate said:
"In the past I've had a brilliant response from US buyers and media, but being at Scotland Re:Designed as part of Scotland Week 2012 will enable to me to do face to face appointments and hold meetings to show people my collections in depth, allowing me to develop long term and sustainable business relationships."
The initiative's launch in New York is also designed to enhance Scotland's reputation on the world stage in the Year of Creative Scotland and beyond, generating creative, successful partnerships with American organisations, businesses, media and consumers.
Source : Creative Scotland