Friday, 19 April 2013
and of course, we'll be there too.
You can find out more here. If you'd like to pass on the word remember to link our Facebook events page. Hope to see you there, and i
⦁ Venue: downstairs, the Kelvingrove Café, 1161-1163 Argyle Street, G3 8TB
⦁ Date: Thursday 25th April, 2013
⦁ Time: 5-9pm
⦁ Entry: free
The image below was taken at Joyce, a very very cool department store. Very nice to see Christopher Kane and some really young British brands.
It even had a dedicated gallery space.
At the exhibition centre.
Dinner and drinks at the British Embassy in Beijing.
Many shops in Beijing are open till 10pm and this was one of the more interesting brands I came across. It reminded me of Cos.
I made a special trip to visit Triple Major. Their Beijing shop has a different flavour to the one in Shanghai, a little more low-fi and based in an old apothecary. I really liked it and the brands they had in store.
After the exhibition was over we took a trip to the Great Wall.
Back home. Amazing view over the Peshwar mountains.
Can't wait to see you again, China!
Monday, 18 March 2013
It's been very busy here behind the curtains with preparation for AW13, some trips to Glasgow for Fashion Foundry meetings and over the last 2 months I've been preparing for my first overseas trade mission.
I'm going to leaving Orkney this Friday to travel to Beijing. My business was selected amongst 16 other Scottish textile and fashion businesses to attend one of China's biggest trade shows and I'm so excited! I'll be showing the AW13 collection with an brilliant selection of Scottish fashion companies. Barrie Knitwear (the knitwear manufacturer recently acquired by Chanel); Johnstones of Elgin; Eribe; Rebecca Torres and Iona Crawford are just some of the companies taking part.
Rachel Loxton from the Evening Times has written a pieces about the mission here. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I've been a fan of this pop up concept for a while, as navy being one of my favourite colours and it also sells some really exciting exclusives created especially for the shop. Here are some of my favourites:
Friday, 7 December 2012
1/ Skate at Somerset House.
2/ Lambswool Circle Scarf, in Arrow by Hilary Grant Knitwear.
3/ Lambswool Pom Hat, in Arrow by Hilary Grant Knitwear.
4/ Denim Shirt from Boden.
5/ MHL Wool overcoat. Big enough to wear lots of layers underneath.
6/ Wood Wood Angora Sweater ( I can't imagine anything more chic!).
7/ Wool skirt from YMC.
8/ Lambswool Mittens by Hilary Grant Knitwear.
9/ Leather phone case, Cos.
10/ German cookie brooch, Tatty Devine. Enjoy with a cup of hot gluhwein!
Thursday, 15 November 2012
This Friday is the launch of Treat, a pop up shop in St Andrews this weekend. Organised by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft and Craft Scotland, the good people of St Andrews will be able to shop local and beautifully crafted products ranging from textiles to jewellery and ceramics. We've been very lucky to be invited to be part of this brilliant event. A selection of our scarves, mittens and hats will be available to purchase all weekend. The opening is tomorrow night with Philip Long of the Dundee V&A project and followed by a series of talks and workshops throughout the weekend until Monday 19th.
For more information, please visit Treat.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
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Friday, 5 October 2012
I received this in the post a few weeks ago from my illustrator friend Jen, aka Hello Jenuine. I've mentioned Jen quite a few times before as she illustrated our Arrow pattern scarf when it was merely a prototype. Her newest work involved has writing and illustrating a series of 'zines called 'Sleeping on the Sleeper' about a series of three trips and the creative people and interesting places Jen encounters. Jen was so sweet to send me a copy of the edition that includes our afternoon of touring design and art bookshops in London, you might even notice we're both wearing the same scarf!
As well as working on her self-initiated projects such as Sleeping on the Sleeper and her new blog "Girl Faces" Jen also regularly undertakes commissions from publications in the UK and as far as Chicago and makes beautiful screen-printed stationary.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Dundee - Who could forget Dundee's finest? Jeweller Jane Gowans; print and home accessory designer Nikki McWilliams and fashion designer Hayley Scanlan. Halley Stevenson, a dyers and finishers that specialises in waxed cottons and other innovative materials sends fabric from Dundee to fashion houses all over the world, to design houses such as Louis Vuitton, J Crew and many heritage labels. Dundee's McManus Galleries also put Scotland on the fashion map this month with the launch of the second V&A Dundee exhibition. Following the success of Cecil Beaton's photography exhibition in 2011 is Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography. You'll be able to find photography from the likes of Helmut Newton, David Bailey Rankin and Tim Walker.
Textile Scotland also has a brilliant map charting more places of importance in textiles and fashion around the country.