|Harris Tweed Orb Jacket and Hat - Headpiece Fabhatrix, Photograph Gerardo Jaconelli|
Another successful year in NYC 2011!
We boarded the flight with much excitement; we could not wait to be back in New York City!
We kick started the adventure with a trip to the pop up shop to drop of our gear, followed by a 5am photo shoot the next day ,with photographer Gerardo Jaconelli, we took in the sights and dressed the models with the Textiles Scotland team, a very long day but well worth it!
Next day was fittings and chat back at pop up shop - it was the main base for setting up meetings and talking to other designers. Jan the stylist was upstairs dressing a host of famous faces who came through the door. I am rubbish at spotting a celeb but hey ho they were there never the less!
April 5th came and the eve of Dressed to Kilt, the room was packed, there was a great atmosphere, lots of cheering and a few whistles as models sauntered down the catwalk.
Billy Connolly was first on stage followed by my own collection opening the show with a special Harris Tweed collection celebrating the Centenary of the world-famous Orb. Delighted!The collection featured Harris Tweed, velvets and vintage lace. The jackets also feature beautiful embroidery by my partner in crime Alison Macleod of Tiger Textiles. Her delicately embroidered panels are beautiful and make each piece so completely unique.
A host of celebs then strutted their stuff down the catwalk including Kiefer Sutherland, ‘Mr Big’ (Chris North) from Sex & The City and Brian Cox who all enjoyed showing a bit of ‘cheek’ on the runway! Paolo Nutini played an acoustic version of Caledonia, it was simply gorgeous!
The other Scottish designers who’s outfits graced the Manhattan catwalk included Glasgow label ten30, his new website has just launched! Alan digitally prints and embroiders his cloth making elegant womenswear clothing. He joined us for some good chat in Times Square and filled us in on his fashion conquest. His wears will be available through the website soon. See more at www.ten3o.co.uk
|Alan Moores ten30 collection.|
Henrietta Ludgate, Haley Scanlon, Claire McInally, Di Gilpin, Strumpet and Pink , Kiltpin and Iona Crawford also strutted some stuff on the runway. It was a pleasure to meet some friendly faces in the Scottish fashion industry and celberate our culutre in true Scottish stlye.
We all shared a space at this year’s pop up shop in the prestigious shopping area of Madison Avenue. The designer reception at the pop up on April 6th was fab, whisky cocktails flowed and canapés nibbled. The setup was clean and classical and enjoyed by all who attended.
A big thank you to Textiles Scotland and to Fiona and Stewart for all their hard graft, they made it a great evening and event for us all!
|Our Harris Tweed designs on Socttish models Amy Mclleland, Nicola Mimnagh (Miss Scotland), Stephanie Williamson|
|Mark Hogarth shows off the Golden Orb to celbrate 100 years of the Harris Tweed orb.|
Art work by Alison is anyone need their chest painted!
|A seven man band on board the Testiles Soctland photo shoot, 10 including models!|
|Claire McInally dress beng shot at Brooklyn Bridge.|
|Amy Mclleland in our Harris Tweedswith Gerardo Jaconelli the photographer.|
|Pop Up Shop showing off Jackets, hats and Alisons embroidery!|
|Alisons new pal magic the dog wearing a Louis Vuitton collar..|
|to the airport..|