The acclaimed debut collection “Glasgow Characters”, from new Scottish fashion label TTLau, launches this week.
TTLau is a Glasgow-based textile design studio with a passion for print, colour and illustration. Creating luxurious printed scarves for the women’s designer market, TTLau is the brainchild of Hong Kong-born print designer and graduate of Heriot-Watt University’s prestigious School of Textiles and Design, Shiona Manson.
The collection was inspired by Shiona’s experiences of growing up in the city. An avid people-watcher, she incorporated the unusual aspects of life in Glasgow into her pieces; everything from sofas and armchairs occupying bus shelters to pigeons donning coffee cups as hats and the bunnet-wearing men of the British Legion (known locally as the ìBunnet Brigadeî).
These may not seem like usual points of reference for young designers but Shiona’s quirky style and sense of humour, as well as her passion for the city in which she grew up have, proved a great source of inspiration for her colourful first collection.
Unlike other brands, TTLau is not trend-driven, allowing Shiona complete creative freedom in her designs. TTLau’s prints combine original design concepts, creative use of colour (for which Shiona was awarded the Colour Prize 2010 by the Worshipful Company of Dyers, City of London) and a sense of humour with luxurious fabrics and skilled craftsmanship in order to create scarves that can be seen as investment pieces.
Supporting the Scottish textile industry is of upmost importance to TTLau, and so all their scarves are designed and manufactured in Scotland, meaning that TTLau can ensure all their pieces are manufactured in excellent labour conditions.
Glasgow Characters scarves range from £210-£295 and can be purchased from www.ttlau.co.uk For more information, you can contact Shiona directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Shiona Manson