21 Jul What to do during the Glasgow Fair
Every summer the Glaswegian people are graced with a two week holiday we know as the Glasgow Fair. ‘The Fair’ is one of the oldest holidays in Scotland and dates to the 12th century. The fair’s earliest incarnation occurred in 1190, when Joceline of Wells obtained permission from King John to hold the festivities. However, as exciting as a summer break may be it is always difficult to find new things to do to fill the time, this is where we come in. This Glasgow fair visit us in a brand new pop-up shop.
On the 18th July we released a brand new collection in a pop up store in Glasgow City Centre, hosted by fashion group ‘Wear EPONYMOUS’. Along with other high-end designers, we are showcasing a sample collection in a store on the ground floor of the luxury shopping centre, Princes Square.
Bringing well made, exclusive and innovative designs, Siobhan Mackenzie has designed a brand new collection for the store. Taking on a new approach, she hopes to wow the fashion market with unique and stand-out pieces.
Her new range – which she has called Candy kilts- is made with Real Leather and Genuine Harris Tweed. Pushing the boundaries of tradition, Siobhan has reinvented the kilt to something completely new and has stripped this new range of tartan completely.
Wear Eponymous is a fashion company that aims to bring the public current and happening design talent UK wide and beyond. Sourcing unique fashion, Wear Eponymous is setting up a pop-up store in the well known and luxurious shopping centre, Princes Square. They have called the 8 day pop-up store ‘The Wardrobe’ that will feature a variety of unique and independent fashion designers.
The pop-up store – featuring outstanding talent from a variety of up and coming designers – takes on a new approach to high street shopping. The store brings unique clothing, as well as bags, accessories, and home furnishings, all under one roof for a slightly different but exciting shopping experience.
This years Glasgow Fair is an excellent opportunity to visit the pop-up shop and experience a mix of interesting design talent. Whether it be a VVA bag, a Timeless Candle or, of course, a Siobhan Mackenzie kilt there is something for everyone.
Other vibrant and innovative designers include, Rachel McMillan, G69 Clothing, Amy McGregor, Elizabeth Martin Tweed, Anya Sushko, Purr and Barker, Protected Species, Nicci.N and The Canny Squirrel. In keeping with the Wear Eponymous brand, The Wardrobe is home to new and emerging design talent in home and fashion.
Princes Square is the perfect backdrop for this, with it being one of Buchanan Street’s main and most visited shopping centres. Hosting some of Glasgow’s best restaurants and shops, it is a great location for some shopping and eating.
You’d be silly to miss out on seeing Siobhan Mackenzie’s brand new Candy Kilts at ‘The Wardrobe.’ So make sure you make your way down to Princes Square before the 25th July. However, if you miss us, then be sure to contact Siobhan for your made to order Candy Kilt in your choice of five colours.
Likewise, check out our gallery to see samples of the kind of kilts we make here at Siobhan Mackenzie.