Emerging Designers 2019

Emerging Designers are paired with a creative mentor and coach chosen to help provide a tailored programme of support allowing the designer time, space and industry expertise to develop their brand and build their business. Read on to find out about the three designers on this years programme.


NADIA-STUDIO is a small, independent, accessory studio based in Glasgow. Aesthetically, we draw upon a mixture of Eastern and Western influences that underpin the design process. Small-scale production is at the centre of NADIA-STUDIO, which means minimal waste and a sustainable alternative to mass production.

Rosella May

Rosella May is the fresh and pioneering voice bridging the space between creativity and social issues, through a denim focused lens. The young designer created her eponymous brand during her time as a denim designer for Calvin Klein in Amsterdam, and for SS19, has collaborated with Scottish Association for Mental Health, on the ‘Stigma’ collection. Through her design work, Rosella seeks to highlight the stigma that surrounds mental health and incite conversations, to begin to break down negative perceptions and misunderstandings.

Hayley McSporran

Hayley McSporran is a womenswear brand focused on the construction of a modular wardrobe. With an understated femininity and a play on functionality, Hayley McSporran creates considered pieces that draw influence from sculptural forms. Contemporary cuts, volume and an element of playfulness form the foundation of our collections.
“Being part of the Foundry enables you to work alongside like-minded emerging designers who are all striving to make a living doing what they love, and there’s nothing more motivating!” — ROSELLA BROWN, ROSELLA MAY 2018