Together with the Scottish Design Exchange, I am hosting a new event called Mindframe, a fashion show and art exhibition in aid of Penumbra, one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities, on Thursday 5th October from 7pm at Coburg House, in Leith, Edinburgh. GET TICKETS HERE
My biggest bug bare is that the ‘UK fashion industry’ is basically just the London fashion industry. All the media attention and government investment goes straight to the capital. All the events happen in London, even the Scottish Fashion Awards. All the talented Scottish graduates from amazing fashion courses in Scotland move to London because ‘there’s no jobs here’, but if everyone leaves, how can we create those jobs? Read on to see the 5 reasons why I think Scottish Fashion is vitally important and should be celebrated and invested in.
I always get excited when a new shop opens in my area, especially when its filled with fashion. Rosy Penguin is the latest addition to the array of Edinburgh clothing boutiques, nestled in the heart of Morningside, showcasing contemporary yet affordable womenswear from a wide range of brands.
Welcome to the ultimate Edinburgh shopping spree! Anyone that knows me knows I love to rant about the importance of shopping local. As convenient as big brands can be, we have to support the independant retailers in our city to create a more circular economy. Remember, when you shop from a small independant brand, the person behind it does a little happy dance.
Last week I went to Dundee for the first time ever (bar stopping off via the train to Aberdeen when I went to uni there), and it was unexpectedly fashion-filled and fun. I’d heard some amazing things about the small Scottish city, with its newly developing modern waterfront, highly esteemed art schools and a host of talented fashion brands and manufacturing, so I thought I’d take a day trip and compile a fashionista’s guide to Dundee.