fashion designer Judy R Clark will launch her latest
project which gives a unique insight into the design
life-cycle of the world-famous fabric, Harris Tweed on
Thursday 12 May, 2011.
exhibition which celebrates 100 years of the Harris
Tweed Orb, a stamp of authenticity protected by an Act
of Parliament, will be unveiled in trend-setting
clothing store Urban Outfitters, Glasgow and will remain
in-store for 8 weeks.
Exploring the Harris Tweed design story Judy's
exhibition will take visitors on an intricate journey
from the weavers loom on the remote Western Isles of
Scotland to the high couture catwalks around the world.
Showcasing the Highlands born designer's Harris Tweed
designs, fashion illustrations and photographs of her
inspirations, the display will also recreate part of her
studio in store allowing visitors to see first-hand the
process of design for catwalk fashion.
acclaimed young Scot has been regularly praised by the
international fashion fraternity for her interesting
Harris Tweed creations, with their mix of traditional
elegance and cutting edge style, and has be integral in
the recent renaissance of the iconic fabric.
year old said: "I have been working with tweed for a
number of years now and my love for the fabric just
keeps on growing. The luxurious feel, the durability and
its flexibility makes it a joy to work with. My tweed
creations mix this beautiful historic fabric with
contemporary design to produce couture garments. And it
can all be done here in Scotland. With this exhibition I
hope to bring some of the Harris Tweed history to people
as well as surprising them as to just how fashionable
tweed is right now."
Outfitters' visual manager Gemma MacDonald discovered
Judy's designs at a fashion event in Glasgow and was so
taken by the avant garde creations she offered the
designer prime space to exhibit the collection in their
largest Scottish store, to stand along-side some
of Britain's elite designers such as APC, Carin Wester
and Jonathan Saunders .
MacDonald said: "We are very excited to be showing
Judy's work in the Glasgow store, as a retailer we are
always keen to highlight local artists and designers. We
have recently showed work from Jamie Bruski Tetsill and
Judy's work will continue to support our ethos."
recently returned from New York with Textiles Scotland
where she was one of nine top young Scottish designers
selected to showcase work at the A-list charity fashion
show ‘Dressed to Kilt'. Making a big impression on the
Big Apple fashionistas, she managed to nearly sell out
her entire collection within a few days of arriving.
Breckenridge, chair of industry group Textiles Scotland
said: "Judy is a shining example of the young talent
from Scotland taking the fashion world by storm. She has
cemented signature style which has been acclaimed the
world over. Her work with the iconic Harris Tweed fabric
is a wonderful fusion of classic and contemporary. She
is a fabulous ambassador for Scottish fashion and I have
no doubt we will see much more of this talented designer
in the future."
hopes with this exhibition that the high street will
share her love for Harris Tweed and catch the couture
About Textiles Scotland
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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
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