Top 5 Unique Glasgow Fashion Designers Of The Moment
Slowly but surely, Glasgow is shifting off that gloriously twee image that we all wander around in kilts and jimmy hats, or perhaps trackies and umbrella hats depending on where you get your information from. One thing that can be said for a Glaswegian is that we are very capable of looking stylish whatever the weather, and talented local designers are now, more than ever, choosing to stick around and dress weegies rather than feeling forced to head to London for more fashionable climes. One way of proving this is the sheer number of great Glasgow fashion bloggers who can be relied upon to inspire all those who take the Buchanan Street catwalk seriously. Take some time perusing the instas for inspo, and please note, Glasgow Living are not responsible for the money you spend after reading this list. You can’t put a price on style, after all.
1. KellyDawn Riot
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First up is Irish-born Kelly McGrath of KellyDawn Riot – a recent GSA grad, winner of Scotland ReDesigned’s New Talent Award and creator of jaw-dropping watercolours which are printed onto sustainable fabrics. Not to mention a belter of an Instagram. She cites her inspiration as the city’s museums, galleries and more, and the attention garnered by her remarkable designs shows no sign of slowing down.
2. Mairi McDonald
Blogger and all around queen of cool @honey_pop shows off one of the latest offerings from designer Mairi McDonald and it looks amazing. It might be inspired by 90’s girl grunge but I’d say there’s a hint of Glasgow railings and stormy skies there too, no?
3. Rebecca Torres
After learning her trade at Cardonald College and Glasgow Caledonian Uni, Rebecca Torres is making serious waves with her latest gorgeous swimwear range – it’s always summer somewhere, right? All her latest offerings can be seen here – that’s your holiday wardrobe sorted!
4. Ill Fortune
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Here worn by @papi_moses, ILL Fortune have cultivated a reputation for cool and quality clothes which has led to a new spot on ASOS marketplace where they cherry pick the best in vintage for the discerning Glaswegian (and everyone else, of course, we’re just feeling smug because, you know, Glasgow pride and all). Help them celebrate their 3rd birthday by checking out the latest collections.
5. Aimee Kent
Aimee Kent is a GSA graduate and devotee of the slow-fashion movement, which urges fashionistas to pay more attention to the impact their clothes have on the world. Her collection consists of recycled, organic fabrics which are reimagined as luxury pieces, to be worn again and again. Check out her new website here – and welcome to the gorgeous world of slow fashion!