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Au Revoir Spencer…

A blog note to say I have left Spencer Clothing and moving on with pastures new! I will be concentrating on my own brand, continuing to produce a high end, quality focused product that is the essence of my label.

Exciting news is that I have a lovely new studio based  in the heart of Edinburgh where my signature frock coats, lace dresses and exclusive bespoke designs are waiting for you! The collective of artists and designers at the studio will be inviting you down for an open day sometime soon so champagne and high heels at the ready! 

A few of my favourite pictures from last month featuring Judy R Clark pieces in action….x

Photograph – David Stanton

Photograph – The Herald
Photograph – David Stanton

In New York with Scotland Re:Designed!

Delighted to be heading out with an excellent team to represent Scotland’s fashion and textiles industry next week at an exciting new showcase which launches April 9th – Scotland Re:Designed….read all about it!

Harris Tweed Dress  Pic: Anna Olszewska

Twelve exhibitors have been selected by an
international panel of fashion and textiles experts to take part in
Scotland:Redesigned, a new industry led initiative aimed at championing Scotland’s
modern, vibrant fashion and textile sector to buyers and media in New York during
Scotland Week 2012.

I will be taking my own collection of Harris Tweed
garments combining silks tulles, pearls and lace along with some new pieces using
cloth by Scottish Mills. The pieces combine a woven tartan lace cloth
with pearl embroidery and layers of lace. 

I will also be showcasing Spencer Clothing and I hope to see the ‘Clark Coat’ swaggering down the streets of Manhattan soon!

If you would like to stop by and say hello, make an
appointment or blog about the event do get in touch!

Exhibiting at 558 West 21st (at 12th
Ave) from 9-12th

There will be a whole host of design talent at the exhibition.Check out all the designers and make an appointment
at Scotland Re:Designed

Spencer Collection. Fiddes Skirt.

Scottish Variety Awards – Nomination

Just found out I have been nominated for The Scottish Variety Awards, if you have a love for tweeds, lace and and tulle and of course our new Spencer collection please take two mins to vote HERE for me as best new Scottish Designer.  Much appreciated! x

My Ford Car Dress, London Photshoot.

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!
Urban Outfitters

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!

Photoshoot at the Botanics

A group of us went down to the Botanical Gardens to shoot
some work, it’s the first time I had met  the girls I was working with and
they were such a talented crew. Look forward to working with you all again
soon! The pictures featured in this months I-on Magazine, Glasgow.Get your copies soon! x

Judy R Clarks Ms Harris with Sally-Ann Proven headpiece

Ms Grey Scott – Judy R Clark with Oui accessories, dress H&M

Judy R Clark Lace Dress with Sally Ann  Proven Headpiece
Lilly Wiggler corset with Oui! Designs headpiece

Photographer: Anna Olszewska 

Stylist: Jess Wu

Make Up: Claire Luader – Hair Sophie Laidlaw

Model: Amrita Ahluwalia

Photographers Assistant: Trish Ward


Judy R Clark,

Oui! Designs

Lilly Wiggler

Sally Ann
Proven Millinery