Fashion Foundry 2016: Topshop Glasgow Launch

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night,

The Scottish Design Exchange

gang had a road trip to Glasgow, one of my favourite cities and certainly the most creative and outgoing in Scotland. We were invited to the launch event for

The Fashion Foundry

, which took place at Topshop on Argyle street (after-hours shopping is always exciting!), because our very own

Piotr Pyrchala

, fashion designer at contemporary label

Birds Of Prayers

,  has won the prestigious prize of an opportunity to be a part of the project. 

This is a new initiative that 

supports young Scottish fashion designers 

in building their brand, including one-to-one mentoring, a free shared studio space with tonnes of expert equipment, and lots of amazing networking and marketing opportunities. 

The Fashion Foundry

 is a collaboration between 

Creative Scotland

, the 

Cultural Enterprise Office

Wasps studios 

and 

Topshop/Topman

.

a7db2-studio.jpg

As you can see above, the studio space is absolutely lush, and is shared by  

Deadsleekit

,

Rachel McMillan

Barbra

 Kolasinski, and of course

Birds of Prayers

. I absolutely fell in love with all the clothes from this talented bunch, especially

this suede and sequin bomber jacket

by Rachel McMillan! (please excuse the selfie!)

Overall, it was a great night and we are all really excited to see what these incredible local designers come up with next, and congratulate them all for winning too!  See more posts about Scottish fashion designers

here

.

                Ruth @ Urbanity xxx