October 31, 2009 § 4 Comments
The witching hour approacheth!
Here’s last year’s post about Hebridean Halloweens…
October 21, 2009 § 2 Comments
They just keep coming.
Japanese brand Waste(Twice) welcome the Fall/Winter season with their own interpretation of the classic down vest.
The vest is offered in two reversible colorways with a Harris Tweed finish and vibrant reversible design.
Retailing for ¥42,000 (Approx. $462 USD), both versions are now available via Anout Commune.
October 20, 2009 § Leave a Comment
October 20, 2009 § Leave a Comment
The Japanese love for the Tweed is in full swing!
Base Control presents a solid new luggage and accessory collection using Harris Tweed on all pieces. The line consists of pouches, wallets, messenger bags and backpacks. The bags come in black, grey, as well as navy and all look very solid, both in terms of functionality and price.
The collection is available now.
October 19, 2009 § 10 Comments
The Autumn / Winter collections are dropping and Harris Tweed is again a popular choice for the Japanese street fashion market.
Here are some proper interpretations of the safari jacket from the Ships group in Japan. Tweed is the choice fabric and it does the look well by providing a colder weather jacket for a usually hot for the equator type of wares.
Ships tends to do things right, so we’re sure these pieces will last you some time.
Haggas eat your heart out.
October 18, 2009 § Leave a Comment
There is no shortage of interest and enthusiasm for Harris Tweed in the street-wear and fashion industry at the moment.
The worrying thing is how few brands are aware that there is a mill on the island producing the goods again. In the last week alone I was in touch with Cathal McAteer of London’s Folk Clothing and former Paul Smith designer and One True Saxon founder, Ian Paley at Garbstore and both were unaware of the current situation, Cathal having given up on producing any more HT garments after failing to get his calls returned by the Stornoway mill three years ago.
Both companies were hungry for more info and are now in possession of Rae MacKenzie’s contact details at Harris Tweed Hebrides and hopefully we’ll see the fruit of their labours come AW10.
Meantime here’s Japanese label Beauty & Youth‘s collaboration with the iconic Harris Tweed brand on a collection of fall and winter outerwear for 09. Never one to stray too far from the conventional from the viewpoint of both parties, the jackets include some basic approaches in the visual department with a relatively forward thinking multi-pattern blazer.
October 12, 2009 § 3 Comments
The Scottish Style Awards 2009 will take place amid the quixotic surrounds of the The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow’s Merchant City, on the evening of Saturday 31st October.
Established as Scotland’s foremost celebration of creative endeavour, the Scottish Style Awards salute inspirational individuals and enterprises that enrich society through their distinguished activities in fashion, music, the arts, stage, screen, retailing and hospitality.
Award categories, assessed by a panel of, apparently, illustrious judges, range from Scotland’s most stylish Male, Female and Band or Musician to Fashion Designer of the Year. Tastemaker of the Year, the penultimate accolade of the ceremony salutes those Scots whose creative endeavours have impacted on our cultural life and defined or redefined our understanding of style and creativity. Scotland’s most stylish Boutique and High Street retailer are named along with the cream of the hospitality industry via the most stylish Bar, Restaurant, Hotel and Entertainment Venue.
Finally the ceremony culminates in a very special award honouring an individual or enterprise that has made an outstanding and enduring contribution to Scottish style.
This year, I’m happy to say , this award just happens to go to Harris Tweed Hebrides.
In a similar vein I’m happy to see a friend of mine Michelle Haswell, otherwise known as one of the Queenies over at Kingdom of Style, up for Most Stylish Female. Well done Meesh!
Other nominees I’ll be rooting for include:
Most Stylish Bar: r Bar @ Rocpool Reserve, Inverness for their great cocktails.
Most Stylish Restaurant: Chez Roux, Inverness. Again at Rocpool. Best French cooking I’ve had in Scotland.
Most Stylish Entertainment Venue: Stornoway’s not entirely unstylish An Lanntair is up so it’s gotta get rooted for.
Most Stylish Male: While once again I appear to have been studiously overlooked it seems my editor at Clash Magazine is up so he gets the nod.
Good luck to you all!
October 5, 2009 § Leave a Comment
A message from Lewis writer and poet Kevin MacNeil…
A chairdean choir,
As you may know, I am cycling 1400km of the Danube in September / October to raise money for two charities, Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support. The route will take me from the Danube’s source at a little spring in the Black Forest through Bavaria, Germany, into Austria, then Slovakia, then into Budapest, Hungary. To make things more ‘interesting’ (challenging!) I am doing the entire route on a track bike, ie a bike without changeable gears. (It’s a Revolution Track Bike courtesy of Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, 48t chainring and 16t sprocket, bike fans.) I anticipate the trip will take between 2 and 3 weeks.
If you would like to sponsor me on this endeavour, please visit one of my two fundraising pages. One is for those who would like to donate to Cancer Research
and the other is for those who wish to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support
…Of course, there is nothing to stop you from donating a little to each charity if that’s what you’d prefer.
I’ve been training hard for this for many months now, sacrificing a great deal of time, effort, energy and sweat (I won’t even mention the saddle sores!) The biggest challenge is ahead of me, but I’m very much looking forward to doing something for the greater good. I hope you’ll give what you can.
Please feel free to pass this information to anyone who may be interested. The more money raised, that bit better the world
Thank you so much.
October 5, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Harris Tweed Hebrides will be launching a new range of accessories at Glasgow’s Che Camille studios this week.
Named Scotland’s Most Stylish Boutique in Scotland in November 2008, Che Camille is a Glasgow showroom for independent design, with a designer workshop onsite, and an exclusive range of design items available for purchase or commission.
Their resident design team is called “The Glasgow 10″ and they also have a tailoring team and collections from guest designers. Their stock includes men and women’s fashion, millinery, jewellery, shoes, fabric and furniture.
Adjoining their showroom is a fully equipped design studio which also offers design workshops for the public and marketing services for designers in Scotland and beyond.
Bringing passion and dignity back to design they use local labour and materials, keep prices fair, and invite customer input into commissions.