A fashion student at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles & Design has been shortlisted for Graduate of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards.
Pamela Aitken from Larbert has been studying fashion for the past four years at the Scottish Borders campus.
Pamela said, "I'm thrilled to have been nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards. Whether I win or not it has given me a tremendous boost towards achieving my goal of reaching the top in such an exciting industry."
Mark Timmins, Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles & Design, said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for Pamela and well deserved. She has worked hard throughout her course and has created a stunning collection that is bold, tasteful and contemporary."
As well as attending the high profile Scottish Fashion Awards at the Glasgow Science Centre on Wednesday 15 June, Pamela will present her one-off collection at the Heriot-Watt University 2011 Graduation Exhibition and Show (on Friday 24 June) along with twenty-three of her fellow graduate fashionistas, at the Dovecot in Edinburgh.
Pamela's designs demonstrate her unique and creative style, with a womenswear collection created with high quality silks, Venetian wool, metallic organza and coated cotton. She has individually sourced and carefully selected all her fabrics to complement the structural silhouettes and subtle features of her designs.
There are bursts of colour throughout the collection, from rich orange, metallic silver, subtle ochre and bold black and she has introduced laser cut hexagon shapes to selected garments to make a strong personal statement.
Forthcoming fashion events
- Heriot-Watt University School of Textiles & Design's 2011 Graduate Fashion Exhibition is open to the public from 21-25 June, 10.30am-5.30pm at The Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT. Admission is free.
- Heriot-Watt University School of Textiles & Design's 2011 Graduate Fashion Show is on Friday 24 June 2010 at 8.00pm at the The Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT. Tickets are on sale now, at The Hub Tickets or 0131 473 2000.
- The Scottish Fashion Awards take place on Wednesday 15 June at the Glasgow Science Centre.