London// Scottish Designer Showroom.

Some of my readers will remember this post where I discussed three Scottish labels having their first showroom during London Fashion Week.

Well, since we were in London anyway, Aymee and I decided to see if we could find it and have a look up close of some real design talent!

The showroom was lovely and cosy and one of the designers, Iona Crawford, had a chat with us as we admired the collections.

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IONA CRAWFORD

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Iona Crawford had gorgeous prints, they were very geometric and contemporary. Obviously check patterns are a huge trend at the moment, but she’s made the trend her own by disjointing the check pattern and marbling it. I think this makes the print a lot more flattering and wearable, as well as making something new and unique to her label. Kaleidoscope patterns also featured, as well as this too darn gorgeous scarf which was my favourite piece – it’s my favourite owl and it looks so grumpy and cute! You guys must know by now how much I love owls. Paired with quality finishing and a really flattering cut, the collection as a whole was really desirable.

 

BEBAROQUE
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Sparkles! Who doesn’t love Bebaroque? There were a lot of floral and baroque styles, which really complimented the materials. The collection was really girly and exciting. My friend Aymee, who is the biggest fan of Bebaroque (and gorgeous tights generally) I know, was so happy to see these designs, we both love what these girls are making.

BELINDA ROBERTSON CASHMERE

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Super soft, totally luxurious, the materials in this collection are of the highest quality and you can tell this is of the utmost importance to the designer. Beautiful black jersey pieces were perfect wardrobe staples. There were some lovely geometric shapes and quirky techniques there too to keep things interesting, but the real selling point was just how gorgeous everything felt!

The showroom is open until the 25th February. Special thanks to Iona Crawford for showing us around and letting us take photos.

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London// Mary Katrantzou Showcase.

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My fab friend Aymee won passes to London Fashion Week to see Mary Katrantzou and she asked me to come along (love her). So we spent our Valentines day away from our lovely boyfriends back home in Scotland, while we explored London – very romantic it was too!

We were very lucky to be quite early to the showcase, as by the time we got into the venue, there was quite a queue! We were given a complimentary glass of champagne while we waited, and Aymee looked fabulous:

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Our keen-bean sensibilities paid of and we ended up being in the front row. The showcase included a catwalk viewing of two previous collections and a video of Mary Katrantzou discussing her latest collection, as well as a backstage video explaining the models looks and how they were achieved. It was really exciting and very much worth the visit. I loved seeing Katrantzous designs up close, with their vivid colours and movement. We got cute goodie bags with beauty products to take home too.

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Obviously smug on the front row!

Scottish Designers at London Fashion Week.

Exciting news for Scottish brands Bebaroque, Iona Crawford and Belinda Robertson Cashmere, who are all showing during London Fashion Week for the first time at a combined luxury brand showroom.

The labels all correspond well with each other, despite each having it’s own identity and unique charm.

The showroom is open at Hardy Tree Gallery near London St Pancras from February 10 until February 25, where they will exhibit their autumn/winter 2013-14 collections.