2006 Awardee: Jamie Tetsill

I was so thrilled and honoured to receive an award


Brought up in Falkirk, Jamie Tetsill graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2005 with a first-class honours degree in textile design. After graduation, Jamie was one of 24 young hopeful fashion designers to be invited to showcase his work at international fashion exhibitions in London and Paris.

This confirmed his ambition to embark on a career in fashion. James successfully competed for a place on the prestigious and intense masters in fashion at Central St. Martins, London, which has launched the careers of many of Britain’s brightest and hottest fashion designers.

As an undergraduate, Jamie impressed with his outstanding creativity and ability to challenge orthodox approaches with flair and panache. Twenty-four year old Jamie is working towards his fashion collection to complete his Masters. It promises to combine both creativity and experimentation to produce an interesting and dynamic collection.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Awards helped fund the costs of making and producing Jamie’s final collection.

Since the Award

While still at Central St Martins, Jamie was invited to meet legendary designer Donna Karen and talk her through his folio of designs. He was one of only 20 MA students to be invited to show his degree collection during London Fashion Week. This resulted in lots of media attention after which Jamie was nominated for one of the Scottish Fashion Award’s New Talent Awards.

As part of the Glasgow Fashion Collective, Jamie showed his second collection the following year at London Fashion Week. He is now developing his own label.

I was so thrilled and honoured to receive an award