Karen Mabon – The Magic in the Mundane

From teddy bear picnics to panther birthday parties, Karen Mabon’s illustrative designs have always veered toward the fanciful.  And while her designs continue to have a dreamlike quality (who else could imagine a wedding party entirely comprised of cats) –…

The ECA Graduate Designers to watch out for

Graduate Fashion Week may be drawing to close but there’s already a few designers who’ve managed to catch my eye. Edinburgh College of Art’s final graduates have always been firm favourites and this year was no exception with a mix…

World ending jewelry – Little Rooms Pangea

Get ready to meet your new obsession. Jeweller Ester Delug started up her jewellery brand Little Rooms in 2007, seeking to make beautiful jewellery inspired by art deco and Victoriana. While her relaunch collection Unified Theory explored themes of retro-futurism (perfect…

Scottish Style Awards return to Glasgow

It’s long been heralded as the most stylish night in the Scottish events calendar and the Scottish Style Awards returns to it’s home in the spectacular surroundings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for another celebration of the very best Scotland…

Karen Mabon: The Collectors

Karen Mabon‘s designs have always benefited from a “more is more” aesthetic.  From full blown fairytales told across hand rolled Italian silk to captured moments from backstage at beauty pageants on tea dresses, Mabon’s approach to her work has a…

Baby you need some rock n roll: We are 1 of 100

Fashion fuckery, design geekery and some good old fashioned sleaze, baby you need some rock ‘n’ roll and new Scottish t-shirt brand We are 1 of 100 have it in spades.  It’s a tired trope but fuck it, sometimes you…

Ho but make it fashion: Fashion’s love affair with fetish

Fashion’s love affair with fetish isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s almost as predictable as florals for spring and muted tones for Autumn. Any time fashion explores prim and proper it needs to swing back round to something with a…

Hayley Scanlan Fierce Feline

When it comes to fashion I’m a firm believer in never saying never ever.  That said there’s certain things I tend to avoid to try and avoid to at least give off the impression of having a modicum of good…

Spotlight: Bonnie Bling on Billy, badges and #metoo

Fashion has a way of being political.  Especially if you happen to be the brand. Mhairi Mackenzie of Bonnie Bling has never shied away from making a statement.  She’s made a name for herself with her cheeky and irreverent takes…