I had a great night chatting with the girls and boys who are designers, fashion bloggers, models, fashionistas and checked out all the freshest works by Scotland based independent fashion designers. Bold Souls : Prohibition Glamour was a fashion event held by glasgow based designer Silvia Pellegrino who’s from one of the most delicious cites in the world – Rome! The event was held at the CitizenM Hotel Glasgow where all the yummy sushi was provided for all the fashion souls, I was paticularly happy with their free constant sushi supply as i am always running late as usual and didn’t have time to eat anything. I was supposed to be there earlier to get a few nice shots of the backstage area and chat with the designers about their inspirations before the start of the runway show, so putting on a head scarf instead of bringing all the GHD and kirbies out saved me the time to do so. First of all, some Pics of the fashionistas, those girls know how to get themselves noticed in a fashion made fabulous and gorgeous way. This girl reminded me so much of Agyness Deyn. love her look of beaten up converse+platinum hair.
My fellow blogger Betty, Her style is playful, dramatic, bold with a touch of glam which sums herself up perfectly, I am sorry to describe a person in such an abstract way but her endless energy and strong presence makes you take notice, she is one to watch. I recently saw her at the Scottish Fashion Awards sitting in the VIP section with the House of Fraser team, wearing a royal blue gown contrasting her bold ginger hair, stunning.
Adore the denim jumpsuit!
Kelly on the left and her pal who is a jewellery designer drawing her inspiration from chain mail and 70/80′s punk culture. She hand makes all the necklaces and bracelets by putting hundreds of little hooks together one by one to achieve the weighted impact she would like her jewellery have. Sometimes if you feel like you need to toughen up, a great way is to throw on a piece of Kelly’s jewellery with a simple top/dress. Yes we only live once, if you fancy to play it full on showing that feisty attitude, pile a few of them on. I love this girl’s attitude, who works hard, plays hard, designs hard.
Backstage with the lovely model, Kirstin Gribbin, we all admire the bejewelled glasses she is wearing.
A digital cube printed t-shirt by Allen who’s inspiration come from the German minimum graphic and architecture desigins. He simply started his printed shirts line since he couldn’t find the t-shirt he would like to wear himself.
Sorry not sure who designed these fun little tops but if I can, I would take 7 of my fav ones home, wearing that black and white printed number on monday, green one on tuesday, or maybe the orange one. I could imagine simply just having so much fun deciding on this. I believe a good amount of bold pattern in the right tones could give the wearer a great injection of energy.
Hood by Chouchou, Silvia Pellegrino, rebellious and playful, I didn’t get much time chatting about Silvia Pellegrino’s design inspirations since she was also the producer of the event that night, but I would happily adopt one of those rebellious and playful hoods to my wardrobe.
Studded shorts by the lovely beautiful Alex, all she does now day and night is stud, fringe and dye more shorts, tops and jackets. All the freshest girls locally, internationally are waiting to place an order. We chatted for ages about clothes, cuts and fringing techniques and I very much would love to see her again. It would be good to chat more about all of these things and maybe even get lightly intoxicated somewhere…
The only runway pic I have, My point is how perfect bottoms are wearing Stay-sick shorts by Alex. Alex talked with me about how important it is to bring that side hem line just a little bit higher to make the girls have longer legs and how a neckline needed to be a v opening instead of a round neckline on a particular dress to make the girl feel that little bit sexier.
Printed sweater by Lucky Edge Decks, he drew these cute balloons and his friend screen printed them on sweaters.
Jewellery by Ruth Swan, her inspiration are from natural forms with organic shapes and she is particularly fond of the decorative and feminine 20′s art deco style.
Knit wear by 2 designers who graduated from Glasgow School of Art, I will do another post about more of their highly textile based garments later on. It is always interesting to see an idea, a concept take its final form.
Rock in heart Glitter & Trauma run by a lovely couple. All the items are handmade and customised, check here.