Dressed to Kilt

After seeing Lois Lane in a mini kilt this morning (far too early!) I’m in a Scottish kinda mood.

What a treat to open my inbox and find these stunning pictures released in celebration of last night’s Dressed to Kilt event, in my fave city ever, NYC.

The annual event (yesterday’s was the ninth instalment) showcases the work of new Scottish Designers and, with support from industry body Textiles Scotland, celebrates the Scottish fashion scene. These pics have certainly made me want to dig a bit deeper and find out what’s going on North of the border.

Designers involved in the show included Jolomo Award winner Judy Clark with a Harris Tweed collection celebrating the Centenary of the Orb (the mark of authenticity that gets stamped on all Harris Tweed).

In the photo above check out Clark’s Harris Tweed Centenary frock coat and lace dress, presented beautifully in her signature, vintage-tinged style. Clark creates with Scottish wools, Harris Tweed and hand-dyed Nepali silks to produce one-off pieces. Amazingly, the Harris Tweeds she uses are sent over from the Hebrides from her great-uncle Donald who produces the hand woven cloth on his loom in Shawbost. Wowsers.  

Other Scots designers showing at the event included Claire McInally, whose frankly gorgeous grey cashmere and leather dress was shot at the Brooklyn Bridge.

And not forgetting Henrietta Ludgate, who scooped the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Fashion Innovation Award at London Fashion Week SS2010. This neon pink dress looks simply sensational in Times Square – and not a bagpipe in sight *wink wink*

Images courtesy of Textiles Scotland – visit www.textilescotland.com

Written by Johanna Payton