Stars to descend on Glasgow for Scottish Style Awards

Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is in the running for most stylish male. Picture: TSPL
Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is in the running for most stylish male. Picture: TSPL
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IT is one of the glittering events in the nation’s events calendar - which brings together a host of the biggest name actors, fashion designers, musicians, models and entrepreneurs.

Now the countdown has begun to the Scottish Style Awards ahead of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the event’s launch – with the announcement of this year’s contenders.

Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie is in the running for most stylish female. Picture: TSPL

Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie is in the running for most stylish female. Picture: TSPL

Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, publisher Jamie Byng, Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie and tech tycoon Pete Cashmore will be among the contenders at the ceremony later this month.

Hip hop outfit Young Fathers, the reigning Mercury Prize winners, model-turned nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson, Macbeth star Kayla Fallon and Craig McGinlay, who starred with David Beckham in his whisky advert, are all in the running.

The event, which has been based in Glasgow since its inception, will be returning to Kelvingrove art gallery and museum on 24 October and will be hosted by rising acting star Sophie Kennedy Clark.

Up for most stylish female are Ferguson, who has previously fronted fashion campaigns for Chanel and Dolce & Gabanna Leslie, who has also appeared in Downton Abbey, Caroline Rush, the Glasgow-born head of the British Fashion Council, concert promoter Grainne Braithwaite and fashion boutique owner Sarah Murray.

Mashable’s Aberdeen-born creator Cashmore will be competing with Canongate founder Byng, Nutini, New York-based restaurateur Brian McGrory and Glasgow actor David O’Hara will contest the “most stylish male” category. Young Fathers and indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are nominated for most stylish band or musician along with new electropop outfit White, who have just been confirmed for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations; Ladytron’s frontwoman Helen Marnie,;and James Jeanette, singer with Wild Daughter.

Contenders for the hotly-contested designer of the year honour are the multi-award-winning Jonathan Saunders, Edinburgh College of Art graduate Holly Fulton, Dunhill’s creative director John Ray, Eilish Mackintosh, who is working as a textile designer for Parisian fashion house Lanvin and Angela Bell, founder of cashmere brand Queene and Belle.

McGinlay, who appeared in Beckham’s advert for his Haig Club whisky brand, and Fallon, who played one of the witches in Macbeth, are nominated for breakthrough star of the year.

Also shortlisted in the same category are fashion designer Jonathan Douglas, who was recently snapped up by Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, Pretty Green model Oliver Greenall and sunglasses brand Tens.

Glasgow dominates for the shortlist for Scotland’s most stylish venue, with four out of the five nominations. However there are contenders from Troon, in Ayrshire, Dundee, St Andrews and the Borders in the running for the likes of most stylish bar, restaurant and hotel.

Mary McGowne, founder of the Scottish Style Awards, said: “We’re so excited to be celebrating our birthday in our home, the city of Glasgow.

“Established as the nation’s foremost celebration of creative endeavour, the Scottish Style Awards salute inspirational individuals and enterprises that enrich society through their distinguished activities in the arts, fashion, music, stage, screen, sport and popular culture.”

FULL LIST OF SCOTTISH STYLE AWARDS NOMINEES

MOST STYLISH FEMALE

Caroline Rush

CEO, British Fashion Council

Grainne Braithwaite

CEO, Synergy Concerts

Rose Leslie

Actress

Rosemary Ferguson

Nutritionist

Sarah Murray

Buyer and owner, Jane Davidson

MOST STYLISH MALE

Brian McGrory

Restaurateur

David O’Hara

Actor

Jamie Byng

Publisher, Canongate

Paolo Nutini

Musician

Pete Cashmore

Founder of Mashable.com and tech entrepreneur

MOST STYLISH BAND/MUSICIAN

Franz Ferdinand

Helen Marnie

James Jeanette

White

Young Fathers

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Angela Belle for Queene and Belle

Eilish Mackintosh for Lanvin

Holly Fulton

Jonathan Saunders

John Ray for Dunhill

BREAKTHROUGH STAR OF THE YEAR

Craig McGinlay

Jonathan Douglas

Kayla Fallon

Oliver Greenall

Tens

MOST STYLISH RETAILER

Cruise, Glasgow

Jane Davidson, Edinburgh

Kafka, Aberdeen

Ten30, Glasgow

The Kooples, Edinburgh

MOST STYLISH BAR

Forgans, St Andrews

Hamiltons, Edinburgh

Hoot The Redeemer, Edinburgh

Kelvingrove Cafe, Glasgow

Tabac, Glasgow

MOST STYLISH RESTAURANT

Castlehill, Dundee

Hutchesons, Glasgow

Lido,Troon

The Hoebridge, Gattonside

The Honours, Glasgow

MOST STYLISH HOTEL

Hotel du Vin, St Andrews

Malmaison, Dundee

The Chester, Aberdeen

The Lodge, Lodge Goil

The Raeburn, Edinburgh

MOST STYLISH ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

Saint Lukes, Glasgow

St Judes, Glasgow

SWG3, Glasgow

Tigerlily, Edinburgh

The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow