A fashion collection inspired by Fembots has secured an Aberdeen designer a prestigious award nomination, despite the designer describing himself as a "fashion loser".
Ryan Cowie, who recently graduated from Gray’s School of Art, has been shortlisted for the Scottish Fashion Graduate of the Year award at the Scottish Fashion Awards, which celebrate the country’s most promising talent.
The 21-year old fashion and textiles graduate’s collection for the art school’s annual degree show focused on popular culture’s image of female robots, creating futuristic and structured shapes for pieces including coats, dresses and trousers.
Fembots became popular after being featured in The Bionic Woman film and the Austin Powers films.
Ryan said: "It was inspired by how female robots have been explored in culture. How female sexuality and a lack of emotion is such a deadly combination, especially for the men that created or used them - they could turn on them at any time."
The young designer said he was completely taken aback by the nomination, after believing he was a "fashion loser" for not attaining the grade he had hoped for.
"It was amazing when I found out they had actually picked me," he said.
"I didn't graduate with as high a degree as I would have liked and I was telling everyone I was a fashion loser, and then this ended up happening."
Nominated alongside four other Scottish graduates, Ryan will discover if his designs have made the cut with the judges when The Scottish Fashion Awards, now in its tenth year, take place on September 3 at the Corinthia Hotel in London.