Street Photography

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Design Collective Scotland SS 2012

Pandemonia got a last minute call from her pet dog minder, to say she was not able to babysit her canine.

So regardless, P donned her red party dress and with hound tucked under her arm, they headed to the Sanctum, London's Rock and Roll hotel.

At the hotel, P was ushered into the lift, it took her to the roofgarden, for Design Collective Scotland showcase of 4 designers at 8pm.

7.30 armed with a knock out cocktail, Pandemonia weaved her way through the crowd and met fashion designer Iona Crawford. Iona proceed to chat to P about her two favourite subjects, latex and dresses  

At 8.15, P saw for herself, Iona intricate designed tailored gowns, with bespoke self-designed prints, that are not for the fate hearted, a combination that has become Ms I Crawford al a mode trademark.

As P eye's scanned Iona dress, she spied the footwear of 2d designer Emily Lamb, and thought neat shoes, and Emily's were worn by all 3 of her contemporaries designers models, showcasing the DCS group.

Di Gilpin

Next up, was Di Gilpin knits, these items she strives to create in sustainable clothing and in order to do this, she has commissioned her own organic yarns and fibres, all sourced in the United Kingdom. These yarns are used, to create, cropped, low sexy necklined, wrap around tops and wide legged, low slung pants.

Last designer to show, was Mark Ross, Mark ran out few of his dresses, two in jet black, one black 1 was floor length, silk satin, with a Grecian draped neck, the other black one was short leather frock with black studded 3" wide shoulder straps, and silver zip running down the back, this number brought gasps of lust from the women and some of the men too.

Design Collective Scotland

Towards the end of the night, there was a moment when P got tiny bit nervous,
when Di Gilpin told her pal she'd fallen for the plastic pooch, luckily P's pal Cristina Polizzi said "it was well past the little ones bed time" and Di handed over P prize procession and high tailed home, for their beauty sleep.


Photos: Stephen Mahoney