Culture Clash at Subclub, Glasgow
Last week TellusFashion was invited along to a VIE events fashion show at Glasgow’s SubClub which was supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The show was a great success and showcased some very talented up and coming designers who are based in Scotland. Some of the designers are showcased on our website – http://www.tellusfashion.com, including controversial designer Christine Watson and the very talented Nicola Napier – Definitely worth checking out!
The TellusFashion team, including myself arrived before the event to check out some of the designer’s work before the show and we were all extremely impressed with what they had to offer!
I spoke to Christine Watson and Nancy Mitchinson before the event to hear what they had to say about the show and the pieces the were including in the show. Both of the girls are current/ previous students of the Masters in Fashion and Design at a university based near the borders: Heriot Watt.
Christine Watson has a practical yet quirky approach to her designs. Her pieces were interestingly inspired by tents! Speaking to Christine, she explained that she was influenced by festival wear and came up with an innovative design for tent dresses. I really loved Christine’s pieces, they had a very futuristic appeal to them and I loved the zip detailing on her garments.
Nancy Mitchinson went for a more classic approach and told me that she was passionate about using a lot of fur and harris tweed for her creations. They had a sort of Victoriana look with her use of earthy tones, slim-line silhouettes which beautifully emphasized the feminine shape and she has some slightly daring fur pieces which consisted of fox fur with legs attached!
Another favourite of mine in the show was from designer Jennie Loof (seen below), her collection was inspired by Mary Poppins and included some completely stunning floral dresses and a whole mis-match of prints which looked effortlessly cool when brought together! I could picture myself wearing some of these pieces to a tea party – just adorable!