Each year the names on our top flight judging
panel continues to impress. It's no wonder that
a win at The Scottish Fashion Awards is used as
a benchmark of success around the world.

Anna Murphy
Fashion Director of The Times

Anna Murphy is Fashion Director of The Times. She was previously editor of the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine.

Nicky Johnston
Celebrity Photographer

Celebrity Photographer Nicky Johnston has been working in the industry for over 25 yrs. Starting his career at the BBC as a staff photographer.

Nicky's work has taken him all over the world shooting celebrities for a host of celebrity magazines , Tv companies and Pr agencies.

"Even after all these years of shooting, I still get as excited about a shoot as I did when I started at the BBC, my passion is photography. I love nothing more than a big shoot with a cast of thousands, the egos, the dramas that sometimes develop on those shoots"

The last couple of years has seen Nicky return to shooting more fashion. "It's a totally different medium than shooting Celebrities with much more freedom in terms of lighting and art direction.

Charlotte Moore
Editor, InStyle

Charlotte Moore has been InStyle magazine's Editor for just over two years - a period which has seen her undertake an entire redesign of the magazine and website last summer. She was the recipient of the BSME Fiona McPherson New Editor award last year.

She has always been passionate about fashion and women's magazines and for over 20 years has worked across a range of women's titles from Elle to Marie Claire - launching the stand alone fashion dedicated newsstand title Marie Claire Runway in 2012, before joining InStyle as Editor in 2014.

Charlotte has transformed InStyle magazine from a celebrity focused extension of the US brand, into a hugely fashion literate successful high end title in it's own right, known for making commercial stars fashion credible, and for turning fresh new talent into cover worthy style icons.

She has also successfully masterminded a number of exciting new initiatives for the magazine - from the now legendary yearly InStyle Bafta event (which she launched as the then Deputy Editor of InStyle 7 years ago) to Project 13 - the first multi platform awards for the brightest and best in the digital world - which ended up with a global reach of over 57.4 million.

Colin McDowell MBE
Fashion Journalist

Colin McDowell has been in the fashion business for over thirty years. Although he never studied fashion, going to a traditional university to read English Literature instead, he became involved in fashion after trying his hand as an actor, artist and educator.

He learned the trade of fashion design in Italy in the seventies, working in Rome as a designer at ready-to-wear and couture levels. He is the only fashion journalist who has been on the other side of the catwalk and he not only understands the aesthetic of fashion design from first hand knowledge but also the creative stress and strain that goes into a collection and fashion show. Apart from his work as a designer, his experience in Italy was wide and included editing a trade magazine and arranging exhibitions as well as a fashion illustrator and actor.

McDowell returned to London in the early eighties where he briefly lectured at St Martins School of Art and had the privilege of teaching John Galliano. He began to write for newspapers and soon had work published in all the quality titles, pre-eminently The Guardian.

From there he moved to The Sunday Times to become its fashion writer, a role that continued with the introduction of Style, for which he still writes occasionally.

He has Honorary Doctorates from The University of the Arts (London) and Heriot Watts University, Edinburgh and several other British universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and was appointed MBE in the New Year Honours List 2008. In 2015 he received the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2015, Hall of Fame, Outstanding International Achievement.

In addition to his writing and educational work, Colin consults with The Woolmark Company. He is also a consultant to the outlet chain McArthurGlen, and is a regular contributor to the Business of Fashion. He has his own feature for which he writes interviews of a wide-ranging selection of international fashion figures. He is currently writing an online encyclopedia of fashion for the Business of Fashion.

Hilary Alexander
Fashion Consultant

Hilary has been a long time supporter of the awards, attending the very first Scottish Fashion Awards in 2006 and joining our judging panel in 2007 and returning as one of our prestigious judges every year since!

Starting her inspiring and established fashion career as a 16 year old reporter of the Manawatu Evening Standards in her native New Zealand, Hilary's talent shone through. Joining the Daily Telegraph in 1985 as Fashion Editor, she was then made Fashion Director of the publication in 2003. The fashion figure retired from the newspaper in summer 2011 after an exciting career reporting from fashion shows around the world and directing shoots as far as Sri Lanka and the Easter Island.

Although retired for most means relaxing after many work years, Hilary has continued her passionate work in the fashion industry. She joined retailer M&S as a consultant for their Per Una line and she is also a trustee of Graduate Fashion Week. Not only this, but she still styles fashion shows for charities such as Breat Cancer Care and Fashion for the Brave. She works closely with the British Fashion Council and has long been a supporter of Scottish fashion, which led to her being awarded Fashion Ambassador 2011 at the Scottish Fashion Awards for her services to promoting Scottish fashion talent.

Kate Blythe
Global Content Director of Matchesfashion.com

Kate Blythe has been the Global Content Director of MATCHESFASHION.COM for over three years and oversees all content for womenswear and menswear, across all platforms - digital, print, video, email and social. With 15 years of fashion print and digital experience, having previously worked at ELLE magazine and Net-a-Porter.com as Editor, at MATCHESFASHION.COM Blythe oversees the weekly digital magazine The Style Report, quarterly print magazines and regular daily content.

Lauretta Roberts
Managing director and Editor-in-Chief, The Industry

Lauretta Roberts is managing director and editor in chief of fashion industry news, insight and events platform The Industry (www.theindustrylondon.com). She acquired the business last year with her business partner Antony Hawman and is developing the service into an essential tool for fashion industry innovators and entrepreneurs.

Prior to this Lauretta was director of brand and propositions at the world's leading trend forecaster WGSN, with whom she worked for more than six years launching initiatives such as the WGSN Futures summits and awards.

Before WGSN, Lauretta was editor of fashion industry publication Drapers where she launched its first ever content-led website and a number of new live events. She acts as a judge for a number of industry initiatives including the British Fashion Council Colleges Council Awards and the Fashion & Beauty Monitor Journalism Awards.

Maurice Mullen
Head of Fashion & Luxury Goods, London Evening Standard & ES Magazine.

Although a barrister by training, Maurice's media career began in 1986 with a two year stint at B2B publisher Haymarket before moving to his first consumer magazine job working with renowned Editor Glenda Bailey on the launch of the UK Edition of 'Marie Claire'.

Seven years at the London Evening Standard and its supplement 'ES' Magazine followed before his next move to a group commercial role on 'Elle' Magazine, 'Elle Decoration' and 'Red'.

He was subsequently invited to return to the Standard in 1999 as Head of Fashion and Luxury Goods with responsibility for representing the title portfolio in fashion capitals Paris, Milan and New York as well as London.

1999 also saw him invited to join the British Fashion Council on whose advisory board he still sits.

Maurice is a founder member of the UK chapter of Fashion Group International and an honorary member of 'The Industry' (formerly 'Fashion Business Club'). He has been an occasional contributor to the M.A. Fashion course at the Royal College of Art and currently holds a visiting Fellowship at the London College of Fashion.

Extramurally he is a regular contributor to debates and panel discussions on fashion & luxury goods matters and sits on the judging panels for the Scottish Fashion Awards; the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards; the Graduate Fashion Awards and the British Fashion Awards.

When not engaged in matters sartorial his personal passions include contemporary theatre, European city breaks and a quest for the perfect vodka martini.

Melanie Rickey

Melanie Rickey has spent two decades covering fashion for Britain's best newspapers and magazines. She started at the Independent with Marion Hume, followed by fashion features editor roles at The Telegraph, Sunday Times Style and Nova. In 2006 Melanie joined Grazia as the founding fashion features editor, a role she relished for six years. In 2008, she joined the NewGen panel, and in 2010 founded her website Fashion Editor at Large, and now operates as a journalist, editor and consultant both covering fashion and working with fashion brands to find their voice. In 2015 she authored Inferno, a book about Alexander McQueen. In 2016 Melanie co-founded Future British, a young talent initiative

Mickey Boardman
Editorial Director Paper Magazine

MICKEY BOARDMAN was raised in Hanover Park, Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University in 1989 with a degree in Spanish. Upon graduation, he spent a year in Madrid teaching before moving to NYC to study fashion design at The Parsons School of Design. Since 1993, he has written the advice column "Ask Mr. Mickey" in PAPER, where he first started working as a intern. His writing has also appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Out and German Vogue. He is a constant presence on the NYC social / fashion scene and often appears as a cultural commentator, lifestyle expert and fashion guru on networks like VH-1, A & E, CNN, E! and Fox News.

Boardman has been recognized by New York magazine as one of the "Most Photographed Faces in New York" and was voted by Fashion Week Daily as one of the "most invited people in the city." He has been featured in books like "Smile i-D: Fashion & Style, 20 Years of I-D Magazine," Simon Doonan's "Eccentric Glamour" and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' "Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week."

Also a philanthropist, Boardman has been active in many charitable efforts, including Mr. Mickey's Sidewalk Sale, Doctors Without Boarders, Coalition for the Homeless and Red Cross Earthquake Relief for Haiti and Chile. He is a dedicated supporter of Citta, a charity that builds schools, clinics and women's cooperatives in India and Nepal.

For further inquires please contact KAT COOPER at KATC@PAPERMAG.COM or 212.226.4405 ext.356

Penny Martin
Editor-in-Chief, The Gentlewoman

Penny Martin is a London-based writer and editor. Since 2010, she has been editor in chief of the biannual women's magazine The Gentlewoman, before which she was chair of fashion imagery at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London from 2008-11 and editor in chief of SHOWstudio from 2001-08. Previous to this she was a curator at the Women's Library (formerly The Fawcett Library) and The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now National Media Museum). Penny has lectured internationally, curated several exhibitions and contributes to magazines including Fantastic Man and T, The New York Times Style Magazine.

Peter Ruis
CEO of Jigsaw Group

Peter Ruis joined the Jigsaw Group in 2013 as CEO. The business has accelerated to over £100m sales, driven innovation from e-commerce to international territories, and delivered exponential profit growth in a challenging market.

In 2015, Jigsaw did what no other high street brand dared to do: make a promise to its customers never to discount outside its two end-of-season Sales. Creatively, too, Jigsaw continues to stand out against competitors, with subversive campaigns (For Life not Landfill and Lived not Modelled), new lifestyle emporiums in London's Duke Street and Piccadilly (which also include collections from sister boutique The Shop at Bluebird), and a new limited-edition luxury collection A by Jigsaw.

After eight years at Marks & Spencer (originally joining as a graduate trainee in 1989 and rising to Senior Buyer for Menswear), Peter became Head of Product at Ted Baker in 1997; Brand Merchandise Director for Levi Strauss Europe in 2002; Buying Director for Fashion & Beauty at John Lewis in 2005, before being promoted to the executive Board as Buying and Brand director in 2010.

Peter joined Dunelm PLC as a Non-Executive Director in 2015.

He has a degree in International History and Politics from Leeds University.

In his spare time, Peter enjoys cricket and skiing. He is married with three children and lives in west London.

Sara Maino
Senior Fashion Editor of Vogue Italia

As head of talent at Vogue Italia, senior fashion editor Sara Maino oversees the annual publication of the talent edition and edits the online section on Vogue.it. A regular attendee at global talent spotting shows such as the Fashion Scout showcase in London, Maino is internationally recognised for her fashion scouting abilities and has served as a judge in several fashion panels.

Through her role as senior talent editor at Vogue Italia, Maino has overseen a number of new initiatives such as the Vogue Talents Corner at Milan Fashion Week, and has recently collaborated with talent scout websites Wowcracy and Muuse in launching new talent competitions for up and coming designers.

Maino's first experience in fashion began in the early 90's while working at the newly opened Corso Como 10 boutique in Paris before joining Vogue Italia as an intern in 1994. An established stylist, Maino has collaborated with Gianfranco Ferre on the label's Autumn/Winter 2010 lookbook, contributed to the Men in Italy exhibition in Milan, and on a fashion film for Roberto Cavalli by H&M with photographer Johan Renck.

Sarah Penny
Editor of Fashion and Beauty Monitor

Sarah Penny is the Editor of Fashion and Beauty Monitor, the leading industry insight tool for PR, media and marketers within the fashion and beauty industries. Sarah oversees the global content strategy and partnerships. She is passionate about nurturing new talent within the industry and speaks at several industry events including the British Council's International Fashion Showcase, Graduate Fashion Week and Festival of Marketing. She is also a member of several fashion awards judging panels including the WGSN's Futures Awards, Hospital Club's h100 Awards, and BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day.

Trish Halpin
Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire

Trish Halpin is editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, the market-leading women's glossy for which she was voted BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors) Editor of the Year in 2013. She has also edited fashion title In Style and lifestyle glossy Red, where she won the BSME award in 2003 and 2005. A patron of children's charity Rainbow Trust, Trish lives in South West London with her husband, photographer Neil Cooper, and their twins Esmé and Kit.

Justine Picardie
Editor-in-Chief - Harpers Bazaar

Justine Picardie is Editor-in-Chief of Harpers Bazaar. As a writer and author and formerly features editor at Vogue, Justine has published several books including a memoir; 'If The Spirit Moves You: Love and Life After Death' and 'Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life', a biography about the iconic fashion designer. A loyal supporter of new talent, we are delighted that such a fashion authority is once again supporting the Scottish Fashion Awards.

Vanessa Spence
Womenswear Design Director at ASOS

Vanessa Spence joined ASOS in 2007 after starting her career 17 years ago working in design at Arcadia and also briefly at Pepe Jeans. Starting in a team of two, Vanessa was influential in shaping the ASOS brand and now has a team of 47. Vanessa was made Womenswear Design Director in 2015.

Now in her current role, Vanessa oversees the design of all womenswear product.



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