Lynne MacLachlan on standing out, current trends and exhibiting at NY Now

Back in November, Hilary Alexander OBE awarded Lynne MacLachlan with the Scotland Re:Designed Accessories Award sponsored by Creative Scotland. Lynne creates stunning pieces of jewellery of varying scales. Her larger pieces aim to invite a dialogue of movement between piece and wearer to create a visually intriguing performance, and explores in more depth the scale, optical and colour effects of her craft. With a busy start to the year and having recently completed a PhD, we managed to catch up with the designer who shares her highlights from NY Now, her inspirations and how she ensures her brand stands out.

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Heritage Tartans & Bespoke Bridal, it must be wedding season

Mairi McDonald has launched her brand new Bespoke Bridal Line  for rock ‘n’ roll brides to be. The eponymous label launched the bespoke bridal line in order for new brides to be to find their iconic Mairi McDonald look for their special day. From effortlessly cool bohemian brides at a festival themed wedding to an edgy City hall bride in New York to a free spirited white island bride in Ibiza, the Scotland Re:Designed 2013 New Talent Award Winner, has got you covered. With the brand new styles Bianca, Brigitte and Yoko, a nod to their namesakes, you too can be a true unforgettable bride.

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GDFS: Shorts with Citizen M

On October 23rd, Graphic Design Festival Scotland hosted a special series of short films in collaboration with film-duo Pretend Lovers. Encompassing the most gratifying components of graphic design was an inundation of eye-catching poster acting as a fitting backdrop to the cinema room. Showcasing a carefully-curated selection of short films produced by artists and filmmakers from across the world from Switzerland to Singapore, the clips concerned exquisite choreography, deadly voyages and cut-throat humour. 

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Scotland Re:Designed Glasgow 2017 – Award Winners

Swiftly following SR:D’s runway show on Thursday 9th November, the prestigious awards ceremony began hosted by musician Helen Marnie. This intrinsic part of SRD’s event programme recognises a high standard of talent. In the past, these designers have gone on to exhibit at trade shows such as Clerkenwell Design Week, 100% Design, Jacket Required & London Fashion Week. Considered one of the most influential accolades in the Scottish design world, the awards provide the deserving winners with the recognition they deserve. SR:D’s main funders, Creative Scotland, supported four awards this year, without which the landscape of support to designers simply would not exist. SR:D were delighted to welcome back APM Agency as an award sponsor, who last year supported SR:D’s first ever Lingerie Award.

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Scotland Re:Designed 2017

Scotland Re:Designed returned this year for the interiors, fashion and associated business industries with its calendar of talks, photo shoots, mentoring sessions, exhibition, runway, private view, awards and annual weekend market, all held in and around Finnieston’s multi-cultural arts venue, SWG3. Expert discussions covered mainstream topics such as environmental issues, mental health and sustainability. Attendees included store buyers, businesses, students and consumers, and also included academics alongside rockstar artist and fashion designer Pam Hogg, Hilary Alexander OBE, and architects and interior designer and specifiers Sally Homan and Lisa Trainer.

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SR:D Interiors Winner – Laura Spring

Ahead of Scotland Re:Designed’s return next month, we caught up with the lovely Laura Spring who gives us an insight into her year so far. In 2015, Laura won the ‘Best Emerging Designer’ award at our debut Interior Design Showcase in Dundee receiving an award towards the cost of her participation and last year, won the ‘SR:D Interiors Award’, Funded by Creative Scotland, receiving a £1000 grant towards her business. These awards are an intrinsic part of SR:D’s events programme that has seen Scottish design taken to New York, Chicago and Hong Kong.

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“We’re both an odd combination of outlandish and introverted, focused yet chaotic”

I first met the eclectic creative agency, I’ll Be Your Mirror at our showcase and runway at SWG3 back in 2015. I was working the guest list on the door at the time and was blown away by their witty charm, weegie banter and effortlessly cool dress sense. These Scottish stylists have dressed some of Glasgow’s most exciting bands including Smash Williams & WHITE, directed stunning fashion films, and have a wealth of industry experience under their belt. The pair have seriously hit the ground running. From sass-queen Mariah Carey to the ethereal grunge melodies of My Bloody Valentine & The Jesus and Mary Chain, I discover both Kirsty & Stuart’s muses and learn they are not shy of tough love.

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