A little interview…
Very recently Judy has been working with EMI record label
and has created a capsule collection for the critically acclaimed Brit winner
Emeli Sande. The collection is inspired by truly timeless classic pieces with
an edgy graphic silhouette and is created in black using soft cottons, velvets,
silks and includes a cape, tailored jacket, coat, and dress.
When this was
I created a capsule collection for Emeli at
the beginning of the year, various flights, fittings , designing and
making the bespoke range meant it was ready for March. All the pieces were
handmade by me in the studio and one coat from my new label Spencer clothing
was also gifted to the artist.
What it involved
A number of fittings took place in Glasgow and London.
Mostly I was up and down on the same day. Emeli’s schedule is really demanding
so I had to be quite flexible in order to get the fittings done, her career is
taking off at an exceptional rate!
All the pieces are tailored to fit Emelie and the fabrics
were selected for their more organic nature and made mainly from 100% cotton
materials. Simple lines with bold collars and comfort was at the top of the
priority list. Emeli’s voice is so spectacular she really doesn’t need the o.t.t
stage wear, her voice says it all.
How it came about
I contacted Emeli’s agent when The Scottish Style Awards
were on in Glasgow. Both Emeli and I were nominees so thought it was a great
opportunity to work together and we established a relationship form there. We
were both nominated at The Scottish Variety Awards and picked up awards for
‘Best New Designer’ and Emeli ‘Break Thorough Artist’ where she wore one of my
How proud you were doing it
I was delighted to work with such a talented artist.
Emeli really knew what she wanted in terms on style; she wanted strong,
feminine and ‘graphic’ pieces which I think really represent her strong music
style and the message she is trying to portray as an artist. I love her music
and her work ethic is very admirable. I think Emeli may like to work with Scottish
designers so I am sure we will see her wearing some more pieces from
Scotland soon. In the meantime I watch her career take off at lightning speed and I hope to see her in some Judy R Clark pieces soon!
Scotland has a start to be truly proud off.