Nick Ede shares thoughts on The OLYMPUS PEN Scottish Fashion Awards
September 3rd 2015 saw London’s Corinthia hotel host a ‘Highland Fling’ themed gathering to mark the 10th anniversary OLYMPUS PEN Scottish Fashion Awards.
Embracing leading names and rising talent alike, this year’s big winners included Christopher Kane (Scottish Designer of the Year, now for the fourth year running), Hunter (Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year) and Pringle of Scotland (Founders Award).
Misha Hart (currently the face of Paul and Joe) scooped Scottish Model of the Year and Cats Brothers picked up Young Designers of the Year, judged by a panel which included Stella Tennant and Rankin.
VIPs included The Vamps, a pregnant Sophie Ellis-Bextor in a glamorous Kolchagov Barba dress, Pam Hogg, Sam McKnight, Henry Holland, Lucy Watson (who fluttered in leaf print ASOS), indie rockers The View, Conor Maynard and Caroline Rush MBE. Guests dined on Caledonian-themed canapés such as haggis bon bons and mini Angus beef burgers with Dunlop cheese and drank Liquid Gold prosecco, which was served from saltire blue metallic bottles.
Stylist and presenter Nick Ede, who was presented with the Fashion Philanthropist Award for his ‘Famous Last Words’ fashion collaboration in aid of The Stroke Association, shared his thoughts on the night. He said: “I was very pleased to see that Christopher Kane won again this year, his work is brilliant and I love the attention to detail of his designs. The other winner I was glad to see on the podium was David Eustace he is a brilliant photographer and I think that his style is iconic. The awards are a great way of highlighting fantastic designers and also the brilliant fabrics that Scotland provides including Harris tweed. There are also some amazing models who have come out of Scotland.”
Himself dressed in a bespoke Chester Barrie suit, Nick explained his look: “I didn’t want to go for a conventional black tie look. The light wool and silk fabric was perfect for the occasion with his blue hue and I teamed it with a bright sky blue shirt and handmade silk dark blue tie. I wore my evoke socks and some sturdy Clarks brogues to keep me footloose all night. Oh and a slow watch – it always catches people’s eyes as it has only one hand.”
Find out more about Nick Ede’s ‘Famous Last Words’ campaign here.