Here are some blaring issues that drive me INSANE about the Scottish fashion industry. If you agree, please let me know your thoughts in the comments! Big thanks to Lynzi Leroy who encouraged the ideas behind this post, and whom I am inspired by every day to think outside the box. This gorgeous picture is from LS Productions for Tatler Magazine.
This weekend was the launch of #EdFashionWeek on the Mound, and I went along as a media VIP to network, take pictures and scout out new fashion designers. The events were great, and I can’t wait to see how it progresses in years to come, as it was already so much more exciting than last year, when I was dressing models backstage! Let me know in the comments what you thought of this weekend, and read more to see my snaps!
Working at The Scottish Design Exchangehas given me a wonderful excuse to discover creative talent in Scotland, and I’ve been overwhelmed with how incredibly gifted so many Scottish Fashion designers are! From Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Glasgow to Dundee, these graduates create absolutely gorgeous clothing. On the left is sustainable textile and fashion designer Aimee Kent‘s gorgeous prints, but click read more to see snippets of many other fabulous collections! Check out clothing, accessories and jewellery from over 25 local creatives at SDX Fashion now!
This gorgeous picture is from a photoshoot collaboration with Scot Street Style! Click read more to see more from the gorgeous models. If you’re as excited as I am about the second ever annual Edinburgh Fashion Week (5th-13th March 2016) then you’ll have been keeping up with the #edfashion hashtag along with all the latest news on social media. There’s only 3 days left to buyEarly Bird ticketsso snap them up now! (There’s even VIP packages!) You can see collections from stores and designers in the West End, Princes st, George st, Jenners, John Lewis, Thistle st, and many more, including an ECA Post-Graduate collection show.
I love a bit of charity-shop-hopping for retro bargains, but sometimes you can’t beat a specialist vintage boutique to find that perfect piece. Edinburgh has some great shops which I’ll talk all about under the read more, and if you are a fellow vintage-lover, come along to Judy’s Affordable Vintage fair at the Assembly Rooms on January 30th!