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World Peace Tartan

The story unfolds…

Tartan is one of the most recognisable cultural icons anywhere in the world. It is also a metaphor for interconnectedness, interdependence, equality and diversity; therefore this tartan can be used to illustrate humanity’s desire for a harmonious and sustainable future. 

The World Peace Tartan was created to promote a global message of peace. The striking light blue in the design is representative of the presence, hope and potential of the United Nations. Scotland is represented at the heart of this enterprise through the purple and green of the Scottish thistle. The red and black in the design represent and remind us of the realities of war and violence and the great need for a new living culture of nonviolence with the white running through the pattern proving a counterbalance in being symbolic of peace and light.

In the Studio

Making the coat was really exciting, I love what the tartan represents; each piece of the tartan is so symbolic. The bustle was made using scarves from the Dalai Lama along with my own scarves from my travels to Nepal. The scarves known as ‘Khatas’ are a traditional ceremonial scarf which symbolises purity and compassion.

The strong message woven within the fabric combined with the Khata’s really gives the coat a profound significance and dramatic silhouette. I wanted the coat to convey a sense of strength and have named it ‘The Peaceful Warrior.’ Where ever the wearer goes the emblematic message of tartan and the Khata scarves will billow behind the wearer.

See the coat in its début catwalk appearance on April 8th at From Scotland With Love, New York City!

Special thanks to the chief milliner at Fabhatrix for her specially made headpiece.

Click on the links below the press pictures to read the on-line editions.

Headpiece – Fabhatrix

Photographer Aleksandra Kocela

Hair and MUA – Illusion Controlled

Model – Yasamin

The Scotsman

The Herald

The Times

Scotland Re:Designed Showroom NYC

 A quick peak at the Scotland Re:Designed showroom, its all go in preparation for tomorrow evenings launch so will leave you with the preview pics! To book an appointment see Scotland Re:Designed! x

Timorous BBeasties& Spencer Clothing

Judy R Clark

Henrietta Ludgate

William Chambers


Timorous Beasties (I’m in love!)


Rosie Sugden

Euan Mcwhirter


Timorous Beasties


more pics to come through the week…

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.

New York 2011

Harris Tweed Orb Jacket and Hat – Headpiece Fabhatrix, Photograph Gerardo Jaconelli

successful year in NYC 2011!

We boarded the flight with much excitement; we
could not wait to be back in New York City!

We kick started the adventure with a trip to the
pop up shop to drop of our gear, followed by a 5am photo shoot the next day
,with photographer Gerardo Jaconelli, we took in the sights and
dressed the models with the Textiles Scotland team, a very long day but well
worth it!

Next day was fittings and chat back at pop up
shop – it was the main base for setting up meetings and talking to other
designers. Jan the stylist was upstairs dressing a host of famous faces who
came through the door. I am rubbish at spotting a celeb but hey ho they were
there never the less!

April 5th came and the eve of Dressed
to Kilt, the room was packed, there was a great atmosphere, lots of cheering
and a few whistles as models sauntered down the catwalk.

Billy Connolly was first on stage followed by my
own collection opening the show with a special Harris Tweed collection
celebrating the Centenary of the world-famous Orb. Delighted!The collection
featured Harris Tweed, velvets and vintage lace. The jackets also feature
beautiful embroidery by my partner in crime Alison Macleod of Tiger Textiles.
Her delicately embroidered panels are beautiful and make each piece so
completely unique.

A host of celebs then strutted their stuff
down the catwalk including Kiefer Sutherland, ‘Mr Big’ (Chris North) from Sex
& The City and Brian Cox who all enjoyed showing a bit of ‘cheek’ on
the runway! Paolo Nutini played an acoustic version of Caledonia, it was
simply gorgeous!

The other Scottish designers who’s outfits graced the Manhattan catwalk
included Glasgow label ten30, his new website has just launched! Alan digitally
prints and embroiders his cloth making elegant womenswear clothing.
He joined us for some good chat in Times Square and filled us in on his fashion
conquest. His wears will be available through the website soon. See more at www.ten3o.co.uk

Alan Moores ten30 collection.

Henrietta Ludgate, Haley Scanlan, Claire McInally, Di Gilpin, Strumpet and Pink
, Kiltpin and Iona Crawford also strutted some stuff on the runway. It was a pleasure to meet some friendly
faces in the Scottish fashion industry and celebrate our culture in true Scottish style.

Scottish Designers..

We all shared a space at this year’s pop up shop in the prestigious shopping
area of Madison Avenue. The designer reception at the pop up on April 6th  was fab, whisky cocktails flowed and canapés
nibbled. The setup was clean and classical and enjoyed by all who attended.

A big thank you to Textiles Scotland and to Fiona and Stewart for all their hard graft, they made it
a great evening and event for us all!

Our Harris Tweed designs on Scottish models Amy Mclleland, Nicola Mimnagh (Miss Scotland), Stephanie Williamson
Mark Hogarth shows off the Golden Orb to ccelebrateelbrate 100 years of the Harris Tweed orb.

 Art work by Alison is anyone need their chest painted!

New Yoik!
A seven man band on board the Textiles Scotland photo shoot, 10 including models!
Claire McInally dress bbeingshot at Brooklyn Bridge.

Amy Mclleland in our Harris Tweeds with Gerardo Jaconelli the photographer.

Pop Up Shop showing off Jackets, hats and AAlison’sembroidery!

AAlison’snew pal magic the dog wearing a Louis Vuitton collar..

Taxi !

to the airport..