Edinburgh: The Gathering

Gordon J. Millar is a force of positive energy and The Gathering8, an Innis and Gunn sponsored event that drew in style enthusiasts and artistic talent from around the country, was a perfect reflection of the man himself; innovative, inspiring, inclusive and resolutely focused on promoting Scottish talent. The Edinburgh Gin was flowing, the atmosphere was uplifting and the vibrant group of style-diverse attendees were a true visual delight.

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Below are some of the unique brands and artistic endeavours that featured in this creative showcase;

Ønward!

Scot Street Style is a celebration of national panache, working to promote Scottish design and striving to bring like-minded people together, creating an artistic community that is truly unique. Ønward! Volume 1, released this year, is literary embodiment of the Scot Street Style ethos and a fascinating directory of Scottish talent. The pages of this independently published tome sing with passion, polish and national pride. It is a piece to be treasured.

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For information on where to purchase, contact here.

Rachel McMillan

Glasgow born Rachel McMillan designs high quality clothing with a graphic, sport luxe edge. The pieces are both striking and understated, luxurious and effortless. On show at The Gathering was the perfectly titled Unapologetic collection, available to buy online at www.rachel-mcmillan.com.

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BOYSGIRLSzine

The 1st print issue of online zine Boys&Girls, an optical celebration of analogue photography featuring an array of editorial spreads and an interview with Glasgow based fashion photographer and Gathering contributor Nuala Swann, was also on sale. Follow on Twitter @BOYSGIRLSzine to learn more.

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Kestin Hare

The clean and crisp Kestin Hare menswear pieces are designed in Edinburgh and manufactured in the UK making this line a true British brand. Hare, the former Creative Director of Common People and Head of Design at Nigel Cabourn, is noted as a designer who is passionate about domestic production, quality fabrics and immaculate craftmanship. These passions form the basis of his collections, available at www.kestinhare.com.

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FACES Exhibition 

A collaboration from Scottish photographers Kerry Lytwyn and Samantha Louise, this stunning collection of hauntingly beautiful images is truly memorable.

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SFCNuk Analogue Exhibition

In association with BOYSGIRLSzine, the Scottish Fashion Creative Network exhibited an arresting array of analogue images. For more information about the SFCN click here.

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Glasgow Tunics

I could not conclude this post without mentioning Glasgow Tunics. Whether or not this flamboyant brand was officially on display I’m not sure, but regardless I could not keep my eyes off these unique designs. Company director Marieclaire McGuinness, a colourful whirl of glamour and energy, describes the clothing as art to live your life in and this summarises the brand beautifully. Learn more at  www.glasgow-tunics.co.uk.

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This event took place at the Edinburgh Biscuit Factory. #tg8

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