Christopher Kane beat some stiff competition from fellow countrymen Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray, and Holly Fulton last night as he was crowned designer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. The ceremony took place in London for the first time, which made a strange kind of sense given that most of the Scots-born nominees now work out of the capital.
Chanel scooped up the international designer of the year award, which recognizes international brands that have used Scottish fabrics; in this case tartan. Other winners included ever-reliable high street footwear chain Schuh and singer Emeli Sandé, who was voted 2013's Scottish fashion icon. For a full list of the winners, keep on reading.
Scottish designer of the year: Christopher Kane
International designer of the year (for best use of scottish fabric): Chanel
Scottish model of the year: Mary Charteris
Scottish fashion icon: Emeli Sandé
Creative excellence award: Pam Hogg
Scottish innovator of the year: Louise Gray
Scottish young designer of the year: Jennifer Morris
Scottish textile designer of the year: Alice Palmer
Scottish retailer of the year: Schuh
Scottish communicator of the year: Penny Martin
Scottish accessory designer of the year: Finlay & Co.
Scottish graduate of the year: Lauren Smith
Scottish ambassador of the year: Harris Tweed Hebrides
Hall of fame: Dr. Brian Duffy