Rankin – Portraits of Men

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Rika & Helena Christensen – A Private Moment

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Rankin – Portraits of Men

Best known for his captivating fashion photography and unique celebrity portraits, Rankin’s photographs have become synonymous with dynamic and intimate portraiture; shooting everyone from royalty to rock stars, supermodels to members of parliament.  In this new exhibition, Rankin has selected some of his most iconic male portraits taken throughout his career, including eminent figures across the entertainment industry such as Werner Herzog, Malcolm McDowell, Damian Lewis, Michael Sheen, Tinie Tempah, Ralph Fiennes and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Rika & Helena Christensen – A Private Moment

Widely regarded as one of the world’s most recognised faces and now respected as a leading photographer, Danish born to a Peruvian mother and Danish father, it was Helena’s passion for photography which was the catalyst for her modelling career. “Modeling, in the beginning, was for me a means to travel – to see the World and perhaps fund my true passion for photography, luckily it went well and I have been able to combine both, often shooting whilst I am away on modelling or design work.”

WORDS : Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Photographs of me credit to Iona Spence 

The Stories We Tell x Amanda & Tallulah Harlech

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A part of the conversation between mother and daughter Amanda and Tallulah Harlech

(You might want to grab your headphones and turn up the volume for this one)

“Mother and daughter Amanda and Tallulah Harlech – both highly respected in the fashion industry – talk on stage about the stories parents tell their children, stories passed on through  time and the new stories that are told in return. They will speak about the inspiration that stories, poetry and prose have on their work.

Amanda Harlech is a creative consultant and writer and artist with a long association with the couturiers John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. Her daughter, Tallulah is a successful model, stylist and actress.”

The event is a collaboration with the Scottish Poetry Library.

The event is sponsored by LS, Scotland’s largest stills and motion production company.

Photo Credit

  Natalie Riachi & Wojtek Kutyla

Sound Credit

Katarzyna Dragan & Iona Spence 

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The Accidental Fold x Saskia De Brauw

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(You might want to grab your headphones and turn up the volume for this one)

The Accidental Fold x Saskia De Brauw at The National Museum of Scotland

Saskia de Brauw works as a fashion model which entails moving constantly. On her travels she carries a small scanner with her in order to document and collect discarded ephemera of daily life – from torn pieces of papers, playing cards, and ribbons, to feathers and orange peels – forgotten remains that, despite their seeming inconsequence, capture and contain the proof of life.

Seen by most people as rubbish she sees beauty in the fold of a wrinkled paper or the vibrant colour of a plastic cup. This ongoing exploration; a diary and of her movements across different countries and cities has become a collection of objects that still grows steadily, day by day. Within the archive the objects are arranged in character or form.

For the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival a selection is brought together as a sample of the whole. Large scale colourful prints will be placed inside the Sculpture Gallery representing a collection that still wants to give the unimportant eternity.”

WORDS : Edinburgh International Fashion Festival


IMAGE 2 – Frayed yellow balloon with sand August, 2010 found on IJmuiden Beach

IMAGE 4 – Feathers of a bird that was killed by a cat January 16, 2014 found in Dieulivol, France

IMAGE 5 – Threads and cut pieces of shiny leather from clothes brand “Karl” December 2, 2011 found in the studio del ‘Olivier, 42 Rue Paul Vaillant Couturier, Malakoff France

IMAGE 6 – Rear view mirror after accident January, 2013 found at Pont de la Concorde, Paris, France

IMAGE 7 – Crumpled white A4 paper with hand written notes and mud May 15, 2014 found on Place d’Estienne d’Orves Paris, France

IMAGE 8 – Paper airplane May, 2011 found infront of 12 Rue Theophile Rousse, Paris, France

IMAGE 9 – Haircut September, 2010 found inside 40 Rue Cherche Midi, Paris, France

IMAGE 10 – Corroded CD May 1, 2011 found in New York, USA

IMAGE 12 – Top part of white leather sandal with missing beads February 27, 2013 found in Marrakech

IMAGE 13 – Fish tail with sand July 3, 2010 found on IJmuiden Jetty, The Netherlands

IMAGE 14 – Light pink, plastic, double sided lice comb with missing teeth May, 2013 found in Essaouira, Morocco


1436 Erdos


A Collection of the finest Cashmere – A Scottish & Chinese Cultural Collaboration

“It is over 200 years since the trade in cashmere between China and Scotland began. The cashmere goats that inhabit the high grasslands of Inner Mongolia produced much of the raw fibre that the inventive Scots spun into the very finest yarns, so building an international  reputation for producing the very finest cashmere knitwear.

Now, in a wonderful example of the perpetual development of global trade, China is fast becoming the leading consumer for Scottish cashmere whose origins often still lie in China.

However, in the past 40 years, the Chinese Cashmere brand Erdos has developed its own technical abilities using the finest (.14 micron) and longest (36mm) available staple of  cashmere fibres, which it is able to source from its own white baby Cashmere goats in Inner Mongolia. From this they are able to produce what is now known as the ’1436′ range of  superfine cashmere knitwear.

Graeme Black, Creative Director of 1436, has now initiated a new twist in the collaborative tale between Scotland and China, by bringing these superfine Chinese yarns to be hand knit in Scotland by leading knitwear specialist Di Gilpin and her team at the Di Gilpin studio in rural Fife.

He will be sharing a collection of Scottish and Chinese made knitwear – inspired by  the motifs of both nations – as the opening show of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival on 18th July 2014 at the historic National Museum of Scotland.”