We featured in Vogue Germany this week. See the translated interview below.
“I like to walk through Edinburgh when the fallen leaves crackle under my shoes,” tells us Judy R Clark during a visit to her hometown last fall. The studio is located in the heart of the Scottish designer of Edinburgh, their designs are unmistakable homage to the Scottish home – reacted with details of Plaid, headdresses and romantic lace. She herself spending her favorite season in layering outfits and boots – the perfect combination for long walks through Edinburgh.
VOGUE: What do you like about Edinburgh?
Judy R Clark: The atmosphere, the architecture, the art and fashion scene. And that there are always new places to discover that inspire me. Since I use many materials from Scotland for my collections, it is best that I live in the capital and the manufacturers can visit at any time. It allows me to accompany the emergence of my designs from the beginning.
A perfect day in Edinburgh …
… Would start with a walk along the Water of Leith. Then I would stroll over the Stockbridge Market, visit an exhibition, and go to Stockbridge and Morningside shopping. In the evening I meet my friends at a dinner – the perfect way to end the day.
Where you reserve a table? And where you meet your tea time?
The Gardner’s Cottage, one of my favorite restaurants, is only five minutes away from my studio. This historic cottage was originally lived in the gardener, offers the seasonal delicious dishes. I like the flavor! Or Empires, a small Turkish restaurant on Saint Mary’s Street. Here you can dine surrounded by oriental decorations and can listen to live guitar music. For a meeting in the afternoon, I recommend Leo’s Beanery. There are award-winning brownies are a must . The owners have made the way the furniture out of old doors and sewing machines.
Which location would you recommend for cocktails “after work”?
Panda & Sons on Queen Street. The outside looks like an old barbers shop. You can wander downstairs to a false bookcase and pull an old book to open the door to the basement bar where you can sip cocktails in old barber shop chairs. My favorite cocktail is the Birdcage which comes in a glass dome full of rosemary smoke.
Which shops you equip regularly visit?
Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium is a perfect place to be inspired. The selection of dresses and costumes is just fantastic! For new pieces I shop preferably in small boutiques in Stockbridge and Morningside.
Picture of the new Lace Noir Collection – David Stanton
See the article online here