Last Sunday, myself and the #girlboss team from The Scottish Design Exchange; Lynzi Leroy, founder and director, Judith Hamilton-Wright, artist and head of fine art, plus Jodie Given, visual merchandiser and head of product design, attended a wonderful event at The Arches, New Waverley in Edinburgh. The event was a celebration of a successful creative collaboration between Glasgow fashion brand, Saunt & Sinner (headed by the talented Scottish designer Toni Roddie) digital artist Vincent Wolf, and the Lauren Gollan Academy of Make Up Artistry, coming together to create and promote the Flux collection, combining classic womenswear, digital prints, virtual reality and high fashion make-up looks.
After a drink (or three) and some industry mingling, we got stuck in with trying out the VR headsets, and view the Vincent Wolf digital art exhibition, which gave us an insight into the inspiration behind the contemporary womenswear collection (which you can still buy online here!).
I was really drawn to the way that a virtual, digital world has been flawlessly interlinked with physical, wearable product. Technology and Fashion has certainly been a hot topic since the Manus x Machina Met Gala, so I think its wonderful to see this high fashion trend being translated into local, accessible designs.
I couldn’t help but do a little shopping while the rest of the team enjoyed the bespoke DJ set, and came home with a classic Saunt & Sinner brand t-shirt (which I can’t stop wearing!) and the brand’s classic ponyskin buckle choker.
I also treated my new flat to a print, ready to be framed, depicting a digital art landscape of clean lines, bold shapes, and even snippets of Lauren Gollan make-up looks, creating a really high-fashion, minimalist mixed media aesthetic. It was great to chat with creative director Toni Roddie about this fantastic creative collaboration that flawlessly marries art, technology, fashion and beauty.
After the drinks reception, which marked the end of a mini weekend pop-up shop Toni had been running, we had the chance to experience a make-up and hair masterclass with the Lauren Gollan and Charlie Miller team, demonstrated on models wearing the new collection from Saunt & Sinner, which will be available soon! It as great to see Lauren Gollan, celebrity make-up artist with a host of catwalk and editorial experience, giving her take on AW/16 beauty trends, such as graphic eyeliner, high gloss lips, nude pallettes, glitter and sparkles. For Edinburgh make-up enthusiasts, Lauren Gollan teaches her renowned techniques at her new academy of make-up artistry in The Arches.