ONE has resuscitated Scotland’s most iconic fabric. The other has put the country firmly on the supermodel map.
Mark Hogarth, creative director at Harris Tweed Hebrides, and supermodel Amanda Hendrick were last night crowned the country’s most stylish male and female at the Scottish Style Awards in a ceremony at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum.
The awards, in association with Moët & Chandon, also honoured a range of stylish Scots including musician Emeli Sandé, Adele Bethel of Sons and Daughters, Gillian Berrie, founder of Film City Glasgow and co founder of Sigma Films, and Restaurant Mark Greenaway, which won the Scotland on Sunday-sponsored most stylish restaurant of the year award.
Famous faces walking the red carpet last night included singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald, who wore tartan Alexander McQueen, actress Laura McMonagle, Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw, who hosted the event, and Moloko frontwoman and style icon Roisin Murphy, who was one of the judges. Fashion designers Deryck Walker and Gareth Pugh were also in attendance, along with photographer David Eustace, Aberdeen-born singer Sandé and the ballerinas of Scottish Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, who helped present one of the awards.
The event featured a runway show showcasing international labels from Gucci to Chanel to Vivienne Westwood which paid homage to the 30th anniversary of the Scottish-founded designer retailer Cruise.
The Scottish Style Awards, now in its seventh year, honours the most stylish places and people in the country and brings together the brightest and best of Scottish fashion, arts, retailing and hospitality.
Mary McGowne, founder of the awards, said: “The seventh Scottish Style Awards was a spectacular occasion and it was a thrill to salute each and every nominee and winner who make our nation so exciting, particularly the incredible number of young rising stars. Scotland has much to be proud of.”
Hogarth, who beat competition from tennis star Andy Murray and actor Adam Sinclair to win the award for most stylish male, is a former model who has revitalised the fortunes of Harris Tweed Hebrides both at home and abroad since joining the firm four years ago. The judges said: “With the world’s most iconic yarns at his disposal and a raft of international Harris Tweed fashion collaborations to his credit including Alexander McQueen, Dries van Noten and Topman, Hogarth never fails to display exceptional personal style.”
Hendrick, 21, from Airdrie, has graced the cover of South African Vogue and walked the catwalk in Milan, and is widely viewed as one of the hottest new models on the international scene. She won the most stylish female award over fashionistas Tammy Kane, design muse and sister of designer Christopher Kane, and established model Sophie Kennedy Clark, who fronted Mario Testino’s recent Burberry Campaign.
The judges described her as “Scotland’s new supermodel. Hendrick’s dizzying globetrotting career, all of which she undertakes with stylish aplomb, is on fire. Topshop’s Christmas 2011 campaign, a Jean Paul Gaultier endorsement, a Balenciaga exclusive, a Tokyo assignment with Paul Smith… stardom beckons.”
In winning the most stylish restaurant award, Restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh, was described by the judges as “plush and a little bit sexy”. Greenaway, formerly of the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and One Devonshire Gardens, has gathered a faithful foodie following in the capital at his elegant restaurant, part of the 12 Picardy Place venue.
The award for breakthrough star of the year went to Scottish R&B singer and songwriter Sandé. Described as “Simon Cowell’s favourite songwriter”, her first solo single was released in August and her debut album will be released in February. She has also written music for a number of stars including Cheryl Cole, Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis, and had a top ten single when she collaborated with rapper Chipmunk on the single Diamond Rings. Sandé also sang at last night’s ceremony, performing her hit single Heaven in the Grand Hall of the Kelvingrove Museum.
Most stylish musician was won by Adele Bethel, founding member of the successful Glasgow rock band Sons and Daughters, while fashion designer of the year was awarded to Cathal McAteer, the Cumbernauld-born creator of the London fashion brand Folk. Other awards included tastemaker of the year, handed to Berrie, co-founder of Sigma Films and founder of Film City Glasgow. Sigma has released a number of notable successes recently including Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, as well as Hallam Foe and Red Road. She also founded and established Film City, a £3.5 million redevelopment of Govan Town Hall as a creative centre for Scotland’s film and television industry.
The award for outsanding contribution to Scottish style went to Glasgow-based interior design firm Graven Images. Most stylish boutique was Belstaff in Glasgow, most stylish bar Bon Vivant, in Edinburgh, and most stylish hotel the Blythswood Hotel in Glasgow. Most stylish entertainment venue was won by The Corinthian Club in Glasgow, which recently underwent a design revamp. Reiss was named most stylish High Street retailer.
The big winners:
MOST STYLISH BAR – The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh, above left
MOST STYLISH RESTAURANT – Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh, above centre
MOST STYLISH HOTEL – Blythswood Hotel, Glasgow
MOST STYLISH ENTERTAINMENT VENUE – The Corinthian Club, Glasgow
MOST STYLISH BOUTIQUE – Belstaff, Glasgow
MOST STYLISH HIGH STREET RETAILER – Reiss
MOST STYLISH MALE – Mark Hogarth, creative director, Harris Tweed Hebrides
MOST STYLISH FEMALE – Amanda Hendrick, Scotland’s new supermodel
MOST STYLISH MUSICIAN – Adele Bethel (Sons and Daughters)
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Cathal McAteer for Folk
BREAKTHROUGH STAR OF THE YEAR – Emeli Sandé
TASTEMAKER OF THE YEAR – Gillian Berrie, founder of Film City Glasgow and c-founder of Sigma Films
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION – Graven Images