Belinda Robertson

Name Belinda Robertson

Based Edinburgh

Designs Boasting a high press profile she sits on the board of the British Fashion Council. has been nominated twice for the title European Woman of Achievement and has been awarded the titles of Scottish ‘Local Hero‘ and Scottish Businesswoman of the Year 1999 Belinda Robertson has been designing. manufacturing. wholesaling and retailing cashmere for fifteen years. Originally from Glasgow. she retains her business headquarters in Edinburgh. with her manufacturing base in Hawick and her flagship retail store in London. Assisted by fellow designer Anthony Sytnonds. Robertson is widely recognised as the modern face of British cashmere.

On Intervention ‘I‘m delighted to be involved. I am pleased to support what Scotland‘s trying to do with fashion.’

Showing at Scotland‘s Runway. Thursday 7 June.

Contact www.belindarobertsoncom. Head office: 0131 225 1057: London office: 0207 235 0519

MJM lntemational

Name Michelle Mone

Based Glasgow

Designs After wearing an uncom- fortable bra at a party. Michelle Mone started work on developing a bra that would achieve ‘cleavage with comfort'. She set up her own lingerie business. MJM International. in 1996 and following three and a half years of intensive research. Mone launched l'ltimo the Ultimate Bra. Using silicone gel cushions. the Ultimo adapts to the contours of the body. It has been voted in numerous consumer polls as the most comfortable cleavage enhancing bra.

On Intervention ‘This the second year we‘ve been involved and we‘re looking forward to showing our new range.‘ Showing at Catwalk Finale. Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June. Contact 0141 427 1010

Name Russell Sage Based London Designs In February of this year. Russell Sage courted financial aid from his sponsor Britannic Money, which generously obliged the Central St Martin’s fashion graduate with £10,000. Sage promptly stitched the bills directly onto his designs. boosting his notoriety while stimulating debate about the value of contemporary design. When he‘s not working in hard currency. Sage uses battered. antique fabrics which he cuts into stunning silhouettes. Although he’s not Scottish. as one of the UK’s most exciting new designers. Russell Sage has the flair and imagination to justify his place among the talent featured within Intervention 2001.

On Intervention ‘I‘m just into the experience of showing elsewhere and getting other people‘s feedback. especially from students. I’m always interested in the audience.’

Showing at Catwalk Finale. Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June. Contact 0208 533 4102

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