From Scotland with Love

  • Robert Gillan (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

Description

From Scotland with Love Tokyo Japan

With Japan fast becoming a major market for fashion, the emerging designers and Scottish companies are looking to reach new customers in Japan and tap into its growing fashion textiles market. £6.8 billion is spent on imported fashion products and figures show that in 2006 £54.8 million worth of fashion exports went from the UK to Japan indicating the scale of the opportunity for Scottish companies. Scottish Development International, a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government, is helping Scottish textile companies and designers take advantage of such opportunities and reach new international audiences. ‘From Scotland with Love’ is a specially created event that will enable the designers to showcase their range of high quality, cutting edge designs to Japanese fashion trade and consumer audiences. Under the initiative, a series of events has been planned including an exhibition at Omotesando Hills, in association with the British Embassy in Tokyo. The exhibition will include a dazzling fashion show from the Scottish designers, three ex graduates from Edinburgh College of Art and a number of Designer Master Classes, where they will talk in depth about their latest collections and the Scottish influences behind them. There will also be an extended Master Class which will feature timeless and classic Scottish Tweeds as well as a special presentation on Harris Tweed and a static exhibition featuring current work from Edinburgh College of Art. I organised the ECA contribution to this exhibition which featured work from graduates from the Fashion and Textiles Programmes.
PeriodOct 2008
Event typeOther