Amanda Wakely, Jonathan Saunders, Yvie Hutton

GLASGOW, Scotland/ Jun 23, 2010 / — Scotland’s top fashion talent was honored Jun 20th at the country’s most glamorous red carpet event that named Jonathan Saunders as the Scottish Designer of the Year.

Hosted by MTV presenter Laura Whitmore, the event included a VIP dinner and the spectacular runway show from Swarovski. Paris based Nathalie Colin, Creative Director of Swarovski, styled the show, which was its premiere in Europe – quite a coup for this Scottish event.

Guests were also treated to a performance from new Scottish pop sensation Alex Gardner at the Galaxy after show party, where they danced until the early hours. Official Sponsors including Swarovski, Bobbi Brown, Toni&Guy, M&S and Mercedes-Benz ensured the event played out in suitable style.

With Scotland firmly on the global fashion map, there was a wealth of talent on display from the nominees, who Scotland’s catwalk kings Graeme Black and Jonathan Saunders; rising stars Holly Fulton, Louise Gray and Rachel Barrett; accessories designers Keira Thorley and Bebaroque; legends like Pam Hogg; and home-grown beauty, model Lisa Omand who took the Scottish Model of the Year crown.

The 2010 winners were:

Scottish Designer of the Year – sponsored by – JONATHAN SAUNDERS

Scottish Young Designer of the Year – sponsored by Glasgow: Scotland with Style – HOLLY FULTON

Scottish Textile Brand of the Year – sponsored by The Herald – ANGELA CASSIDY

Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year – sponsored by Swarovski – WILLIAM CHAMBERS

Scottish Fashion Icon – sponsored by Galaxy Radio – PAOLO NUTINI

Scottish Communicator of the Year – sponsored by Glasgow Airport – EILIDH MCASKILL

Scottish Model of the Year – sponsored by Toni & Guy – LISA OMOND

Scottish Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Forth Wines – CRUISE

Scotland’s New Face – sponsored by – TERRI MCGLONE

Scottish Graduate of the Year – sponsored by Marks & Spencer – JETT SWEENEY

International Designer of the Year (for use of a Scottish fabric) – sponsored by Mercedes Benz West of Scotland – MARKUS LUPFER

Scottish Hall of Fame 2010 – sponsored by Hotel Du Vin – MALCOLM EDWARDS (session hair stylist)

Photos courtesy of Scottish Fashion Awards