Entries for our inaugural awards reveal there is a passion for fashion online

The nominees for the inaugural Herald online fashion awards have been announced.

The awards, which celebrate the world of online fashion, drew more than 100 entries from retailers, bloggers and designers.

Judges then whittled these entries down to a shortlist of 39 finalists in 11 categories.

The event, which is sponsored by Debenhams, Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow School for Business and Society and Scotland Re:Designed, takes place on November 16 at Arta in Glasgow and will be hosted by model Eunice Olumide.

A Glasgow Caledonian University spokesman said: “We at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School for Business and Society, are at the forefront of fashion education and are proud to support The Herald online fashion awards and to sponsor the Scottish Online Fashion Graduate of the Year category.


“We are delighted at the high standard of entries and the four finalists in our category and wish them all the best in the competition.”

High street retailer Debenhams is also sponsoring a category. Eve Robertson, senior PR manager at Debenhams, said: “The calibre of entries has been fantastic and is testament to the passion which exists across Scotland’s online fashion community. We are proud to be supporting the Blogger of the Year category.”

A spokesman for Scotland Re:Designed said: “Scotland Re:Designed have been excited by the high standard of applicants in our Twitterati category, the four finalists are very impressive.”

The People’s Choice Award will be determined by a public vote based on the best online customer service and the winner of the Best Mobile App award will be revealed on the night.

Tickets to the event cost £35 and include a champagne reception, goody bag and canapes.

To book your place please contact Lynn Kelly on 0141 302 7410.