Name Jeannette Trotman
Occupation Textile designer. maker Background I worked for eight years as a textile technICIan in a textiie degree course. I then studied at Galashields for a year doing a Masters. but when I met my partner I moved to Edinburgh where I now live.
How and when did you establish your company? I officially started making my own scarves, hats and garments; last NoveiiiIx-zr. dOing commissions for people. At the moment I sell my stuff in London in a shop called W. Rouleax. I'm trying to find my feet in Edinburgh, looking for outlets which are right for my things. I have a few things in Kate Wigan but that's my only outlet here at the moment.
What kind of style do you specialise in? My stuff is really tactile. | always use good quality yarns combing interesting textures in a different way; ways you maybe haven’t seen before. I like to think my stuff has real feel—appeal.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Most of the time it's from my materials. my yarns. However I do love watching people to see what they're wearing. I do take inspiration from places I've been. from travelling.
What designers influence you? I love Orla Kieily and my absolute favourite fashion house is the Italian company Etro. I would say that l aspire to them but I also love Prada and Marni.
What is your long term goal? In an ideal world I would probably love my own retail outlet where I would sell one-off pieces. making beautiful things.
Where can we buy your designs? You can order direct from me. Prices generally start from $355 for a scarf and $.60 for bags. but it
does of COurse depean on the Illfil‘vlfillai piece. What is your own favourite fashion item? Either my scarlet red beaded top bought in Dubai. or a crocodile handbag | fetind in a skip; ljust had to have it. What is your advice to anyone interested in working in the design industry? Do your research. that's a must. but if you really want to do it. do it and be open to change. (Kyla Singleton) Contact Dupp Dupp on
INTERVENTION FASHION FESTIVAL ALTERNATIVE CATWALK
The Arches, Glasgow. Thu 24 May.
Club culture has always represented yOth. good looks. Cutting-edge music and wearing the right clothing. The arbiters of cool at The Arches are choosing to highlight the long-established relationship between fashion and up-to-the-minute music with an 'Alternative Catwalk" show launching The Arches' fashion festival. but before we rush headlong into a heady celebration of the clothing industry, let's examine the history of clubs and fashion.
Before the late 19503 teenagers conformed. The advent of TV. radio and rock ‘n' roll presented an alternative. What really happened was a peculiar blend of rebellion and anxious conformity; so that the first example of club fashion that was the Teddy Boy. represented not only individual assertion but also the need to belong.
After this first uncertain step onto the crazy carousel of youth fashion. we've seen many uniforms come and go. including those of the beatniks. the hippies. the disco queens. the punks. the hip hop homies and so on. Music has dictated the emergence of each of these tribes form a unifying banner under which diverse individuals can march. The advent of cut 'n' paste culture has meant that we've blurred the boundaries between all styles from the past five decades to create one single. melting pot. On the high street we call this melting pot Topshop and as it happens. Topshop is the very store supplying the clothes for the ‘Alternative Catwalk' show. (Catherine Bromleyl
Jenners 9005 Italian with an Alessi exhibition
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SKATEWEAR MAYHEM has seemingly been created by last issue‘s article on Glasgow shops. To clear a few things up, we described Boardwise as a “fairly new arrival‘, which its Royal Exchange Square branch is, but the company is well established in Glasgow and has been trading for eighteen years. Dr Jives is one of the city’s best known independent fashion retailers, not an exclusive skatewear outlet as was implied. In addition to their streetwear store, Tribal Junki also have a basement outlet in Flip where they sell a wide range of skate brands, boards and accessories, and they are expanding their Candleriggs shop to include a skate section. Apologies to those we’ve upset and a mention to a couple we missed out: Clan Skates, 45 Hyndland Road, 0141 339 6523; MBC, 71 Elderslie Street, 0141 248 1557. Next issue we’re speaking to skateboarders in Edinburgh to find out where they source their gear.
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throughout May. Special events include an Alessi exhibition and a talk by the Italian design company's director on Wednesday 23 May. For full details log onto www. jennerscom
MODEL BEHAVIOUR is required for a new Channel 4 prime-time series. The search is on to find the UK's next supermodel and if you think you‘ve got what it takes (if you don’t mind being filmed) then head along to the only Scottish open audition at Hibs Football Club (12 Albion Place, Edinburgh) on Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 May. It‘s open to girls aged 16—24 (under 185 need a parents‘ letter of permission to enter). For more details call the Hotline on 09012 702 402.
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