One of the
hottest new Scottish textiles designers, Alan Moore, will be
presenting his latest collection from his label
ten30, entitled The
Ukrainian Girl, at a contemporary catwalk show at The
Flying Duck, in Glasgow on Saturday (12 March) at
Hyped as one
of the most dynamic emerging designers in Scotland, the
Glasgow School of Art graduate who has already been
nominated for the 'Best New Designer'
at the Scottish Variety Awards 2011 has established a
In a catwalk
show with a twist, he will preview his latest collection of
Ukrainian and Persian-style influenced prints, modelled
through performance by professional ballet dancers from
pure Scottish theme, music will be provided by Glasgow-based
Volcanic Tongue featuring Heather Leigh Murray,
to create an aural ambiance to showcase the eclectic
range is based on fictional character ‘Abigail Teliha'.
Created by ten30, ‘Abigail' is a mixture of Moore's
self-experiences and aspirations, and has elements of
inspirational characters he has met in his life.
influence for this collection was borne from my intrigue of
Ukrainian pysanka, European ballet and 90's Versace. This
range afforded me the opportunity to combine the most
interesting features from all three to create a contemporary
ready-to-wear collection," said the 24 year-old designer.
continued: "I've been developing Abigail's story and
character for many months now. She has her own blog and
Facebook page giving her a virtual persona. I want people to
understand my designs through her eyes, as she is the
pivotal point for the collection. I hope the show will bring
the inspiration, the prints and the experience to life for
the audience and Abigail will come alive on the night."
collection of Ukrainian and Persian-style prints, consists
of luxurious silk shift dresses, teamed with street style
trousers and pure wool boleros, all printed and hand made in
Cathy Black, head of textiles at Scottish Enterprise who
provide industry support to textiles designers and companies
in Scotland said: "Since graduating Alan Moore has created
beautifully-designed bespoke garments and a number of
successful capsule selections. The Ukrainian Girl, his
second official line is a beautiful mix of contemporary
print on quality fabric.
certainly one to watch and this show will definitely get
people talking! The UK fashion scene, and indeed the
world-wide stage, can be assured they will be seeing a lot
more of this young Scot in the next few months".
the preview of ten30's new womenswear collection based on
Abigail's story are priced at £10 and are available to buy
To vote for
Alan for Best New Designer, please visit the
Clyde 1 website
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