Delighted to announce our nomination as Womenswear designer of the year at Scottish Style Awards 2013.
The Scotland on Sunday reveals the list of nominees.
See you all The Kelvingrove on November 9th.
Cream & Gold Appliqué dress made to order.
|Charcoal Drawing – Christine Clark|
Thanks to all my Blog readers more exciting news to come in 2013!
In the meantime here is a picture of my sisters gorgeous art work. I love it! Christine has exhibited in Scotland, London and France and I am a big fan. I await one for my living room walls…get on it Chris!
See more work @ christineclark.net
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|
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.|
really well, great turn out, tasty cakes and some wine to help it all go down!
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
down and have a look the exhibition runs for 8 weeks.
|Christines Clarks Artwork!|
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
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!
EXHIBITION LAUNCH EVENING…
Exploring the journey from Harris Tweed weaver to catwalk couture!
May 12th from 5 – 7-30pm at
Urban Outfitters, Glasgow.
Do join us for some drinks!
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,