Tag: Scotland

OLYMPIC SUMMER 2012 WITH LADY V

Our international Special Events Editor & Fashion Correspondent, Lady Victoria Hervey, reported to us from London on the Olympic summer events and happenings: Every four years, millions upon millions of people come together to watch and celebrate the world’s eminent athletes as they perform feats that seem impossible to the rest of us mere mortals.…

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HERMÈS “LEATHER FOREVER” EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART – MAY 8 – 27

Hermès is celebrating its 175th anniversary with the opening of an exhibition entitled "Leather Forever" at the Royal Academy of Art in London.  Managing director of Hermès Thierry Outin explained the fashion house's choice to put on this exhibit saying, "We are celebrating our 175th year, it's the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics and Hermès wanted…

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JEAN-PAUL LESPAGNARD – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND INTERVIEW

The Fall 2012 collection, “I See ‘Em,” came about after a journey through the Scottish Highlands.  The region, but particularly its sense of mysticism from Scotland’s legendary warriors to their mythological creatures, inspired Lespagnard’s designs.  The looks use a number of tartan patterns, representing various clans, and Lespagnard even went so far as to create his…

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CORRIE NIELSEN – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW

CORRIE NIELSEN - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Corrie Nielsen used her Fall 2012 show as an opportunity to explore her personal heritage. Nielsen drew from the Vestiarium Scoticum, a medieval encyclopedia of clothing designs and patterns, and the story of  her great, great, great grandfather, John S. Burns, who moved from America to Scotland during…

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HOLLY FULTON – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

HOLLY FULTON - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Keeping true to her Art Deco inspired aesthetic, Scottish designer Holly Fulton used dynamic graphic patterns that animated her fitted mini-dresses and oversized blazers. The muses of this A/W 2012-13 collection were pop artist Peter Max and Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens, inspiration that found expression in her fun…

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KTZ – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW + INTERVIEW & BACKSTAGE

KTZ - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Combining the genius of Macedonians Sasko Bezovski and Marjan Pejoski, and Japanese Koji Maruyama, collaborative label KTZ presented an eclectic mix of diverse fashion traditions, combining grunge-inspired punk, and the traditional Scottish kilt. The A/W 2012-13 collection kept the vibe upbeat and dynamic with wrestler belts, berets, brazen…

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LOUISE GRAY – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE AND INTERVIEW

LOUISE GRAY - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Louise Gray took a bold stance on playing with color, pattern, and texture for her electrifying Fall 2012 collection, "I'll Take It."  Gray focused on wildly patterned knits, mixing them together to create depth and a visual shock to the system.  Although the ensembles are covered head-to-toe in these designs,…

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PROPHETIK – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

PROPHETIK - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Recognized at London Fashion Week as “2010 Eco Men’s Designer of the Year”, Tennessee-born designer Jeff Garner combines fashion and sustainable awareness with his eco-friendly, organic label Prophetik. Inspired by the dressmakers of the Civil War period who created beautiful gowns by utilizing materials that surrounded them in…

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