24 year old Scottish shoe designer Emily Lamb has been nominated for a Scottish Variety Award 2011. Lamb, who graduated in 2008 from BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear Design launched her own business six months ago with her debut collection of elegant 1920s art-deco inspired shoes, offering seven different styles.
Lamb has been nominated for a Scottish Variety Award in the Best New Scottish Designer category alongside four other contemporaries. Speaking about her nomination, Emily commented:
I am so excited to be nominated for ‘Best New Scottish Designer’. It feels like a bit of recognition for all the hard work I have put in this past year, setting up my label. I am very proud. Now I just need to win it!
The awards recognise young Scottish Talent in Scotland in 2011 and are supported by The Scottish Sun and Radio Clyde 1 – both of which are asking members of the public to vote for the winners on their websites.
After graduating Lamb worked for a custom shoe design studio and prior to setting up her own label, approached The Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust, successfully securing funding from the BT Scotland Young E-treprenuers awards scheme, which supports young people in e-commerce to boost their start up business.