Karen Gillan, Alexa Chung and Millie Mackintosh dazzle at Scottish Fashion Awards

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan, style icon Alexa Chung, and D&G supermodel David Gandy were among the prestigious guests who walked the red carpet at Monday night’s Scottish Fashion Awards.

A whole host of celebrities jetted in from all over the world including Australia, New York, Milan and Paris, for the seventh annual event, which was staged at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow.

The red carpet was rolled out for the esteemed guests, who included supermodels, stylists, designers, actors and singers, such as Made In Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh, New York celebrity stylist and media figure Derek Warburton, Sugababes singer Jade Ewen, and presenter and stylist Brix Smith-Start.

Up-and-coming Scottish teen singing sensation, Tallia Storm – who supported Elton John during his recent concert at Falkirk Stadium, performing for 17,000 people – sang at the event, as did Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield, , who was dressed in a Holly Fulton creation.

And presenter and style icon Alexa Chung also turned heads on the red carpet, before taking to the stage to host the glitzy event.

Speaking to stv.tv on the red carpet, Karen Gillan – who was nominated for the Scottish Fashion Icon gong - said: “It would be a huge honour to win an award like that and really unexpected. I honestly didn’t think I’d be nominated for anything wearing the clothes I wear but apparently I am, so it’s really nice!”

The star, who wowed in a striking yellow and black mini dress, which she teamed with black heels and a nude bag, certainly got her wish, later finding out that she had won the title, which is the only one voted for by the public.

Brix Smith-Start also said she loves the sense of style in the country. She explained: “I think Scottish fashion is so important to British fashion in general, it's just such a hot pot of activity that comes out of Scotland.”  
And Millie Mackintosh added: “I think Scottish style is amazing, it keeps challenging what style is and that keeps it interesting. I think the Scots get it right.”

Scottish designer Christopher Kane picked up the coveted title of Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year, and said he was over the moon with the award.

He said: “I am extremely proud and grateful to receive my award. 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.”

Other big winners on the night were Scottish model and daughter of singer Annie Lennox, Tali Lennox, who took home Scottish Model of the Year, and Dundee-born designer Brian Rennie, who won Fashion Innovator 2012.

Supermodel and face of Chanel Stella Tennant was also inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame.

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, four-course meal and entertainment,  before partying the night away at the after party.

Founder of the Scottish Fashion Awards Tessa Hartmann said she was delighted to host the event again. She said: “It’s a very special night for 'Fashion Scotland’ this evening. We do like to punch above our weight and I just can’t believe that so many people have flown in from around the world to attend."


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