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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.

The Pulse Magazine

Warrior Queen

Gaelic Frock Coats features on the front page of The Pulse Magazine a  free monthly magazine published by the Scotsman

“Independent  Scottish designers dress a modern-day Mary Queen of Scots, roaming Linlithgow Palace caught between old home and new”

Photographer: Levi MacDonald
Stylist: Claire Stuart
HMU – Kaeleigh Wallace
Model: Tara Nowy at Model Team
Location: Linlithgow Palace

The Illustrative Workshop – Edinburgh

My twin sister, Artist Christine Clark launches The Illustrative Workshop!

A life model, fashion, art, inks and installations ..what more could you ask for?

This February, Edinburgh based Artist Christine Clark launches her new workshops which will give you the chance to engulf yourself in the world of fashion, art and life drawing.


The inaugural course is called FUSED and begins with a stunning fashion installation combining  fashion garments from designer Judy R Clark with an eclectic mix of shoes, lamps, fabrics, found objects, photographs and ornate clothing to provide an exciting space for the Life Model and participants to work from.

The course commences the 25th and 26th of February at Wasp Studios on Dalry Road. Spaces are limited and cost £60 for the day.

See more at THE ILLUSTRATIVE WORKSHOP

This is your chance to gain some new skills, meet new friends and have some fun! I have booked my space already!

The Gaelic Frock Coat @ Harvey Nichols



A trio of Harris Tweed celebrates ‘Wool Week’ at Harvey Nichols.

Outfits include designs by  my own label Judy R Clark alongside fellow Scottish designers Joyce Paton and Claire Hamilton. The garments represent a range of distinctive womenswear design using the iconic fabric. 

I selected the Gaelic Frock Coat  to be part of the presentation  in store as it represents the diversity of the fabric,the frock coat feature’s
unique embroidery by Tiger Textiles and is one of my personal favourites.  The frock coat has been showcased in
New York, Japan, and Glasgow and we are very pleased to see it alongside
some  of the world’s most exclusive fashion brands at Harvey Nichols.

The Harris Tweed display can be see on the 2nd floor womenswear department celebrating ‘Wool Week’ from the 5th-11th of September.

For more info on all things wool check out The Campaign for Wool.

Some more photos to follow from in store….

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

Designers:

Judy R Clark,

Oui! Designs

Lilly Wiggler

Sally Ann
Proven Millinery

H&M

Cookie

Dressed to Kilt, New York,New York!

Tiger Textiles and I are heading to Dressed to Kilt tomorrow morning as part of the Scotland/Tartan week celebrations in New York City…we are a little bit excited!

The organisers were so enchanted by our designs from the previous year they have invited us back to showcase our new collection on the New York runway. 

NYC here we come!

Harris Tweed also have there own section on the runway this year so looking forward to seeing some of the selected designs form the Stornoway show on the catwalk!

Here are just a  few pics form last year.. will update with this year’s event next week.

 

On location with Andy Barr

 

Had to put these in for a laugh..they say everything is bigger and
better…well this t-shirt and mahoosive bed were no exception! hahaha

 

 

Celebrating 100 years of the Harris Tweed Orb!

Judy R Clark – Images Carol Ann Peacock

L-R Laurie Stewart, Harris Tweed and Knitwear, Judy R Clark, Henry Holland. Hats – Fabhatrix.


Pheasant Feather Bustle with orb hat (Fabhatrix)

Laurie Stewart, Harris Tweed and Knitwear

The centenary year of the Harris Tweed Orb was celebrated in true style  on March 12th . Alison Macleod and I co-managed the event with Lorna Macaulay to produce the event which showcased the best in British deign. It was a truly entertaining evening.

The showcase projected visuals about the history of the cloth featuring images by Ian Lawson and Carol Ann Peacock. The Laxdale ladies then took to the stage and preformed  a ‘walking song’ followed by singer song writer Irene McTaggart. Irene was fantastic on the guitar in a live acoustic session!

Laxdale Ladies backstage

Also featured in the show was ‘The Big Reveal’ where two of the cancer research workers Anne and Cathrine were game to strut there stuff down the catwalk after being made over by the hair and make up team. and adorned in harris tweed. They made over £800 during the evening kindly donated by audience members.



Now for the Catwalk…….

Henry Holland produced a show stopping collection featuring romper suits in bright purples, pinks and oranges with a hint of PVC. The designer’s range also includes silks digitally printed with a herringbone pattern that draped round the shoulders of his tailored multicoloured dresses. Alison and I could not resist trying on a couple of rompers. More photos will follow of this.(Tweedy the new puppy at the HTA chewed Alison’s camera cable so will update soon!)

Henry Holland dress and jacket

The Queen of fashion Dame Vivienne Westwood sent down a womens-wear tailored coat featuring over sized lapels in stripes of grey, blue and black from her autumn/ winter 2010 Prince Charming range. We were very pleased to have her new wears appear on the Stornoway catwalk.

Ben Sherman’s Classic Collection in traditional moss greens jackets, styled with retro braces was accompanied by a local West Highland Terrier who was also kitted out in a distinctive harris tweed coat.

Ben Sherman

Slanj produced a bespoke Harris Tweed contemporary kilt outfit for host, Fred MacAuly. Fred entertained audience in our afternoon and evening show then went on to do a killer stand up performance which led to much laughter and a few wines!

Fred MacAuly in tweed outfit by Slanj

New Scottish fashion label Jaggy Nettle supplied a range of Harris Tweed High Tops and quirky cashmere jumpers which featured throughout the show. I really want the black ‘Slag’ jumper!

Three local designers Netty Sopata, Sally Avis and Laurie Stewart collaborated on a collection using hues of greys and blues; the range features exquisite kilts designed for the female form.

Harris Tweed and Knitwear, Laurie Stewart, Joyce Paton, Iona Crawford

Iona Crawford made a four piece collection for the show in light coloured pastels lined with her illustrative silk prints.

New Glasgow fashion label Obscure Couture
produced a one of a kind play suit in leather and black and white check.
The ladies sent me some images of their new piece..check it out!


Obscure Couture

Obscure Couture


Fawns Reid, an Edinburgh based milliner, designed exclusive pieces incorporating the Harris Tweed  orb into her head wear using gold, felt, feathers and of course Harris Tweed. She has her own unique signature style which finished of the outfits in dramatic style. (Her hats feature in most of these images.)

Irregular Choice provided the show with a beautiful range of footwear, a big thank you to them for their kind sponsorship. 

Joyce Patons outfit  closed the show, alongside Harris tweed in Knitwear. The finale featured two models being piped down the catwalk holding a golden harris tweed orb designed by Joyce symbolising the homecoming of the orb.



Joyce Paton

Some of the backstage team



  
  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO LINK   to STV film clip form the Stornoway event.

A big thank you to all that helped make the show possible. Colours Model Agency provided us with a superb team of models, they fell in love with the island and are sure to return! 

Maggie
your hospitality was great and to Christine for her four star accommodation at  the Hostel. All of our dressers backstage did a superb
job.

Alison and I had a fantastic time producing the show with Lorna and have plans to bring it to catwalk near you later this year!

Photographs from the show were provided by Carol Ann Peacock,
the images she has on her website featuring people from the island are
beautiful so please check them out! Carol Ann has a book coming out in
the Autumn about weaving with the writer and Poet Donald S. Murray.

Family fun at Donalds loom in Shawbost


Looking forward to my next trip to Lewis..

Here is to the next 100 years of the  Harris Tweed Orb..Slainte!