Claire McInally, a new textiles designer from Scotland showcases her latest collection at the prestigious New Designers Show in London. Exhibiting alongside 39 other "ones to watch" Claire unveiled her latest textiles collection of silk printed scarves and a silk and chiffon mix pleated dress. A continuation of her graduate collection, which was snapped up by high street store Oasis last year and is in store now, the new range is inspired by architectural forms and three dimensional design.
The scarves and dress incorporate delicate pleats and folds within the fabric which creates a 3D effect in the print while the fabric still remains delicate and feminine.
"The New Designers event is a key show on the industry calendar, showcasing a diverse range of UK talent. It is a privilege to be invited to exhibit as one of only 40 selected designers who have been in the business for a year," said Claire. "There will be a host of industry professionals in attendance looking at our collections, so hopefully I will impress them."
"This is an excellent opportunity for Claire to showcase her newest collection and how far she has developed as a designer in just one year," commented Cathy Black, head of textiles, Scottish Enterprise. "Claire's use of traditional weaving techniques with modern aesthetics has established her with a signature, unmistakeable style which has already brought her great success. It is encouraging to see young designers using the long established textiles crafts, for which Scotland is famous, in contemporary design. Claire is an inspiration to all up and coming designers in Scotland and we hope many more will follow in her successful footsteps."