April 8, 2011 - Fresh New Talent Made New Yorkers Stop and Stare
The famous 'Dressed to Kilt' catwalk got a fresh look on Tuesday April 5, from a group of new Scottish Designers who participated in the event for the first-time. Nine up-and-coming talented Scots created innovative new pieces for the internationally renowned celebrity event in New York, which is now in its ninth year.
Recent Jolomo Award winner Judy Clark hit the catwalk with a special Harris Tweed collection celebrating the Centenary of the world-famous Orb. She was joined by acclaimed newcomer Henrietta Ludgate, Claire McInally, Hayley Scanlan, Iona Crawford, ten30, Strumpet and Pink, Di Gilpin and traditional kilt makers, Kiltpin.
With support from industry body Textiles Scotland, the end product was an exciting culmination of weeks of hard work and creative inspiration.
David Breckenridge, chair of the Scottish Textile Industry Association said:
"The new designers from Scotland on the Dressed to Kilt catwalk has added a different dimension to this years' show, which celebrates the iconic and unique nature of the Scottish fashion scene. This event is still a firm fixture in the New York celebrity calendar and an excellent place to showcase our up and coming talent."
About Textiles Scotland
Textiles Scotland was established by the Scottish Textile Industry Association (STIA) to increase awareness of the scope and scale of businesses involved in the Scottish textiles and fashion industry. This brand has been created to represent Scottish interests at international events and provide a single point of contact for the industry.
Textiles Scotland holds regular forums on industry issues and opportunities that help to determine its future.
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Dressed to Kilt
A Scottish Evening of Fashion and Fun