Six Heriot-Watt graduates shortlisted for the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards

2012 Scottish Fashion Awards

Heriot-Watt graduates Natalie Traynor, Joanne McGillivray, David Black, Catriona Clark, Coryn Dickson and Deborah Morgan have been nominated in the Graduate of the Year category of the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards.

Other nominees include prestigious designers Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Holly Fulton, April Crichton for Sonia Rykiel, textile leaders Hawick Cashmere, Caerlee Mill and Dashing Tweeds.

Host: Alexa Chung

The event, which will be hosted by presenter and style icon Alexa Chung on 11 June in Glasgow, recognises the most influential Scottish players in fashion, working in Scotland and around the world. It also provides an unrivalled platform for new and emerging talent hailing from Scotland and is attended by influential industry leaders, designers, models, retailers and celebrities and celebrates the best of what Scotland has to offer in fashion, design and textiles.

Nominations were selected from leading figures in fashion and an online nomination system. The finalists will be judged by a panel made up of professionals from the world's leading fashion houses, and fashion journalists with winners announced at the awards ceremony at The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow.

The event will feature nominee catwalk shows, surprise music acts and an exclusive Swarovski runway show, previewing for the first time in the UK the upcoming Winter 2012 'Kingdom of Jewels' fashion and couture collections, created by Nathalie Colin, the Paris based Creative Director.