Style Watch: Raising the Bar in Fashion - U.S. Retailers Explore Scotland's 2010 Luxury Collections

Scotland's Leading Textile Companies Showcase 2010 Fall/Winter Menswear Collections at New York and Chicago Tradeshows

Jan 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from Scottish Development International

BOSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, nearly a dozen of Scotland's leading textile companies will unveil their 2010 Fall/Winter men's clothing and accessory collections in New York and Chicago with the support of Scottish Development International (SDI), the economic development agency of Scotland.

A principal export market for Scotland, exhibitors hope to entice U.S. retailers attending New York's Designer Forum, MRKT, and The Collective New York and Chicago tradeshows with world class luxury textiles from Scotland.

This is the first year Scottish exhibitors will show their collections at the Chicago tradeshow, a move which SDI believes will help boost domestic visibility and sales for Scottish textiles in the U.S.

"Scotland's textile industry has long been synonymous with craftsmanship, performance, and design," said Fiona Topping, Scottish Development International. "The companies exhibiting in New York and Chicago have an extensive reputation for working with elite global brands and couture houses which have defined the luxury goods market in the U.S. and abroad for years."

Sporting innovative design, color, and fiber blends, the 2010 collections feature fashion forward color spectrums, distinctive knitting patterns, and eco-friendly fabrics from Scotland's finest brands.

The following Scottish textile companies will showcase their 2010 collections at the New York and/or Chicago tradeshows:

  • Begg Scotland
  • Holland & Sherry (NY only)
  • Scott & Charters
  • Harris Tweed (Chicago only)
  • Lochcarron
  • Hawick Cashmere (NY only)
  • Johnstons
  • Barrie Knitwear (NY only)
  • Eribe Knitwear
  • Peter Scott (NY only)
  • Mackintosh

Retailers interested in previewing Scotland's finest wares while sipping a glass of Scotland's premium Single Malt Scotch Whiskies are invited to attend a private Whisky Tasting Reception hosted by SDI in New York and Chicago. Details are below:

Designer Forum, New York

The Collective, Chicago

Sunday, January 17

Monday, February 1

6-8 p.m. EST

4-6 p.m. CST

Warwick Hotel, 2nd Floor

Scottish Pavillion

65 West 54th Street, New York

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 470, Chicago

Members of the media who would like to attend the Whisky Reception in New York or Chicago, or who would like to request an interview, lookbook, or product samples from participating companies should contact Erin Johnson at 617-520-7296 or by email at

About Scottish Textiles

The Scottish textiles industry employs more than 10,000 people across 655 businesses within the fashion, textiles and interior sectors. The industry has an annual turnover of almost 1 billion pounds Sterling and generates export sales of around 390 million pounds. For more information, visit

About Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International seeks to broaden Scotland's international appeal as a first choice source of knowledge, and to assist the growth of the Scottish economy by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop international trade. For more information, visit

SOURCE Scottish Development International