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Commonwealth Games – Frockcoats and Fashion !

Last night the world’s eyes were on Scotland for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Our Frock Coat was worn by Karen Matheson OBE, the lead singer of  Capercaillie.

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Her specially made frock coat and cuffs were made in our Edinburgh Studio. Karen sang alongside singer Julie Fowlis who recorded the soundtrack to Disney’s Brave.  Both the musicians are famed for their Gaelic singing careers and we were delighted to see them having a great time backstage! The women sang  a Gaelic song to a stadium of 40,000.

Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums across the world, Karen has also released solo albums and is widely recognised for her haunting vocals.



Next up SR:D Commonwealth. we will be showcasing with SR:D at City Halls on August 2nd. There are 200  FREE  tickets snap them up!

Scotland Re:Designed (SR:D) will present a bespoke production of leading Scottish fashion designers and contemporary and classical musical performances.

Hosted within the city’s dramatic City Halls, SR:D promises a visually and sonically captivating performance blending the multitude of creative talent that Scotland has on offer.#

We cant wait!



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Scottish Style Awards – Womenswear Designer of the Year.

Saturday evening seen Judy R Clark win the prestigious ‘Womenswear Designer of The Year’ at Scottish Style Awards! Delighted is the word.

Thanks to founder, Mary MGowne for a wonderful evening and for looking so stylish in her bespoke lace dress and cuffs.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, a fab evening.

Thank you to Hatti who stood on a chair and cheered loudly and thanks to all of you who have supported the label along the way. Onwards!


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Photos – David Stanton



Layers Of Lace with MYB..

Layers of Lace

The dress is entirely hand sewn using layers of lace mainly provided by MYB Textiles to form the start of a great collaboration. Three of my  new lace  pieces using MYB fabrics were revealed last week at Scotland Re:Designed. This is one of my newest creations so therefore one of my new favourites… I’m looking forward to creating more!

The dress will also be me made in black and gold.

Thank you  MYB for  your beautiful fabric x

(The pictures were taken by me after the catwalk show so the lighting is not great but they show the dress of never the less. A new photo-shoot is will be under way soon!)

Behind the Scenes with David Stanton

A couple of weeks ago a few of us got together for a test shoot
in Glasgow, here are a few behind the scenes pictures…thanks to all involved was great fun!

Photographer: David Stanton

Photographers Assistant – Sha McAuley

Hair and make-up artist: Mera Finlayson

Models – Sophie & Shannon from Colours Agency

Clothes and Styling – Judy R Clark

A Tale of Tweed – Urban Outfitters Showcase, Glasgow

Thursday went
really well, great turn out, tasty cakes and some wine to help it all go down!

The exhibition
includes my collection of Harris Tweed wears, fashion illustrations and items
from around my studio which gives an insight into my design process. I shot some new pieces with photographer Anna Olszewska   last week..check out the results in store!

Wall hangings from
Tiger Textiles adorn the back wall showcasing Alison Macleod’s
talents in free hand embroidery and print skills which you often see in our
collaborative work. Alison and I have worked together over the past few years;
we met at Nesta in 2008 and have since formed a great friendship and business

You can read more about our collaborative
work below…

down and have a look the exhibition runs for 8 weeks.

Christines Clarks Artwork!
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A little bit about or collaborative work…..

Alison Macleod sends me tweed panels embroidered with the Gaelic language
telling stories
which are inspired by her native
Hebridean heritage, Gaelic culture and natural surroundings. Using this
inspiration, Alison embroiders lengths of Harris Tweed with designs that
compliment the traditional cloth. Through delicately stitching Gaelic songs and
poems in the tweed, she is telling the story of where the cloth is from and
promoting the culture in a modern way. She sends me her embroidered fabrics to
Edinburgh to incorporate into my designs. We named our first collaboration
‘The Gaelic Frock Coat’

From the Herald when The Gaelic Frock Coat was first created!

Gaelic Frock Coat made it s debut at the Scottish Style Awards and has since
traveled internationally gracing the catwalks of Japan for the ‘Tweed goes to
Tokyo’ exhibition, New York at ‘Dressed to Kilt’ and also at ‘Sachs on Fifth
Avenue’.  The jacket also represented the winners of textile manufacturer
of the year, Harris Tweed Hebrides, at the Scottish Fashion Awards at Stirling

I have
made a number of frockcoats that feature Alison’s embroidery; they give the
jackets more meaning, a different edge, people like to hear the journey about where the
garments come from. 

Tiger Textiles – commission for loom shed

Tiger Textiles – we used this embroidered print on our Pheasant Feather bustle jacket.

The Gaelic Frock Coat – Images Jannica Honey.


The back panel of the frock coat
tells a story about a woman at a ceilidh dancing in a petticoat with high
heeled red shoes on. Alison has embroidered a poem in Gaelic through this very
tactile piece she made from felt, tweed and vintage fabrics. 

The jacket is also on display in Urban

Check out  Where I Make for more info about my studio in Edinburgh!