STYLE FILE MAISIE LIDDLE Name Sharon Henderson Occupation Accessories designer Based Glasgow Background I studied Clothing deSIgn and manufacture in Galashiels. I've worked for Liberty in the Ladies Fashion office domg some buying and press for them. at Alexandra Workwear and Marks 8. Spencer domg pattern cutting, and I'm back at Alexandra Workwear at the moment while I get my business moving.
How did you establish your company? I loved making things from an early age. I made a lot at univerSity. usually birthday presents. and from there it just escalated as people wanted more.
What kind of style do you specialise in? Kitsch. eclectic. girlie style.
Where do you get your inspiration from? All things girlie and all things pink! I also get inspiration from films and TV programmes. I think Jade Jagger always looks good and Sex And The City has definitely been influential to my Style.
What designers influence you? Matthew Williamson and Marc Jacobs. but I really love the label Preen.
What is your long-term goal? Ideally I'd own my own shop — I love homeware so it would have to be a shop that sold everything, including other people's designs. I would also really like to collaborate with another designer to do a collection, that would be great.
What is your own favourite item? My Kate Spade animal print handbag — I love it.
What is your advice to anyone interested in working in the design industry? You really have to just go for it and not give up. Most importantly, follow your dream. Where can we buy your designs? Hayes in Shawlands (0141 649 9962) and by emailing me on inaisiebagsmiaolcom. Prices range from £15 to £260 for bags and $240 for T-shirts. (Kyla Singleton)
GRADUATE FASHION SHOW EDINBURGH’S TELFORD COLLEGE Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Sat 16 Jun.
Just in case you hadn't noticed. it's the season for college fashion shows. Next up on the runway is Edinburgh's Telford College. where last year's Intervention New Scottish Designer of the Year, Beca Lipscombe. started her career in fashion. In the sumptuous surroundings of the Royal Museum. Fred MacAulay will be doing the compering. a connection borne out of his involvement in the college's radio station.
Like many of the colleges training tomorrow's designers. there‘s as much emphasis on practical skills as creative thinking; the two-year course in fashion and stitched textiles includes pattern cutting. design studies and fashion illustration among other skills. ‘The students are taught everything from skills for self employment to client liaison.' says TelfOrd's
Madeleine Brown. ‘They also work on speCific design briefs which can be OUISIde commissions. such as the
Posthouse Hotel Sampans project where students designed new uniforms for the restaurant staff. maintaining the Japanese influence.‘
From the drawing board to garment production. students learn skills here that prepare them for higher education. working in the industry or running their own busmesses.
For this year's catwalk show. teasmgly titled Forbidden FrUit‘. the students WI“ be showing their own signature collections. Themes include ‘Blue‘ (calligraphic representations on demini and “Film — The Individual Collections. inspired by film histOry and fashion. You can guarantee there'll be no shortage of imagination. ‘They‘re given an astonishing range of skills that enable them to approach the industry and come at it from a creative angle as well.’ says Brown.
Sounds like those relics in the museum are about to get all shook up. (Louisa Pearsoni I See Edinburgh Life for ticket details.
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Sho talk Spend. gend, spend... INTERVENTION AT the Arches really hots up this fortnight with the final of the Railtrack New Scottish Designer Award, previewed on page 119. Also look out for a weekend of events titled ‘Catwalk Focus‘. From Friday 8-Sunday 10 June top high street retailers such as Debenhams will be exhibiting along with Reid Kerr College, Rainbow Room International and others. If you want to buy the clothes you’re seeing on the catwalks then don’t miss the Fashion Market on Saturday 16—Sunday 17 June. Scottish designers will be selling clothes, accessories and jewellery direct, so you can snap up a bargain as well as a unique look. For full listings see Glasgow Life page 100. HEADING IN A NEW direction. Reebok has launched a new range of footwear deSigned by training gurus Juan DIG? and Paul Brown and aimed at both the gym and the street. The limited edition Diamond range mixes elegant Shapes with minimal styling in black. white. silver and grey With high- tech meaSLires like ‘DMX' which transfers air between pods in the sole prOViding the ultimate in cushioning. So get bounCing.
BRING THE FRENCH Riviera into your home with Habitat’s new St Tropez range. Inspired by sun, glamour and rock ‘n' roll decadence, it’s got sleek Ioungers and deckchairs along with partywear in fluorescent pinks,
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blues and yellows. Lie back, relax and pray for sunshine. See more on www.habitat.net
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GLASGOW STILL maintains its reputation as Scotland's fashion capital with the opening of the UK's only Hugo store in Princes Square. With Hugo Boss already established on Buchanan Street, the new store offers directional clothing including suits in stretch wools and washed cottons along with faded denims and retro leather bombers. ELSEWHERE IN THE 0in there's been some centroversy caused by plans to extend the St Enoch Shopping Centre further out into St Enoch Sguare. The expanSion's being seen as a meaSure to compete With nearby Buchanan Galleries and Braehead.
BORED WITH THE grey box lurking in the corner of your living room? JVC have brought out a new range of widescreen TVs. Part of the lnteriArt collection, these Natural Flat TVs come in ‘refreshing acrylic green' and ‘cool acrylic blue’. Then there’s the high- tech sound system and picture quality. If it sounds like just what your front room needs, call 0870 330 5000 for stockist details.