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…

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…

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…

Ryan Cowie: The Cabinet of Dr Cowie

A collection inspired by German expressionism, femme fatales and witchcraft? Sign me up please. Aberdonian designer Ryan Cowie’s AW 17 collection is a monochromatic dreamscape that pays homage to fantasy villains, feminist rebels and of course The Cabinet of Dr…

Karen Mabon: Ludid Dreams

Karen Mabon has always traded in the surreal with a touch of magical realism. The Edinburgh based designer has a real talent for making the mundane fantastical and it should come as no surprise that I’m a bit of a…

Karen Mabon: Today is Your Lucky Day

How much is too much Karen Mabon? Trick question guys. When it comes to this Edinburgh designer, the limit does not exist. At least if you’ve got any commitment to the kitsch, weird and wonderful. So basically anyone with a…

Karen Mabon: On a clear day you can see forever

Like all great love affairs, mine with Karen Mabon started with an obsession. One that over the years hasn’t been for letting up. While Mabon’s sleepwear is due to drop this week, her A/W collection is now available and it’s…