Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photography book online retailer: Beyond Words

This is a really specialist and appropriate photography book retailer based in Edinburgh: Beyond Words
They are having a pop up shop at the Stills Gallery Tuesday to Saturday, August 9 - 13 2011

BBC 3 tailor of the year competition


BBC THREE’s ‘Young Talent of the Year’, presented by George Lamb, is the show that celebrates the millions of young British workers whose skills won’t win them a million pound recording contract, but deserve recognition nonetheless!

The show is now in it’s third series and has previously unearthed young, skilled and talented Butchers, Fishmongers, Plumbers and Chefs, to name but a few.  
This year they’re on a Nationwide search to find Tailors between the ages of 16 and 25, who can be true ambassadors for their trade, are up for a challenge and want to showcase their skills to the world.

Applications are currently open and the deadline is August 5th.

Eventually 100 of the best applicants will be invited to audition. Here they’ll face a theory test on their professional expertise, and be interviewed by an industry expert to ensure they have the knowledge and potential to be BBC Three’s Young Tailor of the Year!

Only twenty will be selected to go forward to the next stage of the selection process where they’ll have to complete hands on skills test.  The judges will then decide which four are worthy of going forward to compete for the title.

The final four will face tough challenges based on the skills of their trade. Only one will walk away with the recognition, trophy and title of ‘BBC Three’s Young Tailor of the Year.

To apply TODAY!

Call: 0161 244 3716
Applications deadline: 5th August 2011
Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider’s call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More images from the SAF showacse

Please follow the link to some new images from the Scottish Academy of Fashion showcase

Welcome to our new london partner

West London College is joining the fast growing fashion course provision from the School of Textiles and Design.
You can now study in sunny Dubai and happening London as well as in our amazing, spacious and brilliantly equipped campus in Scotland. If you are thinking about applying then either follow the link to West London College or to our university site for Galashiels in Scotland or to our Dubai site.
We open for applications on September the 14th 2011 for 2012 entry.

  • via UCAS for UK/EU students  to study in Galashiels near Edinburgh
  • via UCAS for international students to study in Galashiels near Edinburgh
  • via this university link for Dubai to study in our new purpose built campus in Dubai
  • Via this link  to West London College for international students
  • Via this link to West London College for UK/EU students
We welcome applicants from around the world who all gain a great understanding for the global nature of fashion.

 West London College fashion student image

Obscure-couture review of the fashion show

In the fast moving world of the internet it is great to find some lovely reportage of the fashion show
this time from obscure-couture blog

Online CV

I just thought that you might like to see this online CV

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shoogleit flickr photos of the fashion show

Well done again to Shoogleit, this time for a birds eye view of the fashion show....
Just click the shoogleit link above to go directly there.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shoogelit fashion images now online

( with a shoogle you can hold your mouse over the image and rotate it to see the back!) try it and see...
Congratulations to Shoogelit for capturing in the heat of the moment (backstage), our fashion collections. Once again brilliant makeup by MAC and hair by Charlie Miller.....

Fashion Burner blog review of the fashion show

Fashion Burner review of the Fashion Show at the Dovecot this month

Behind the label

As I started in my last post ethical slow fashion is a growing movement. Behind the label is the UK contribution to this awareness raising campaign. The link above will take you to the home page of this ethical organisation linking you directly to the issues of making clothes and fashion in a global economy.
I think that this is something that we all should be thinking about as the era of fast cheap clothing is rapidly coming to the end.
As fashion designers we should be proud and strive to produce beautifully designed, ethically sourced, fashion that will last more than a Saturday night, before being binned or at best dumped in a clothing bank.
Hmm maybe we need to start and support a "Made in Scotland" campaign.......

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Slow fashion

There is a big trend for slow fashion which covers fashion that is: fair trade, ethical, organic and hopefully well designed
"behind the label" is a good starting point