Sunday, 22 February 2015

Leg-o'mutton (vegan-style) and Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Leg-o-mutton is not a very vegan-sounding pattern. The offending name refers to the puffy Victorian sleeves I came across as part of an exercise at college and it inspired me to make a modern version as part of a dress I designed.

In keeping with the Victorian theme, we did a photo shoot in the historic Scotland Street School Museum, an old Glasgow school designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

I did find it a bit spooky there. I had never heard of a dunce's cap before and I couldn't help thinking of all those poor kids who must have gone through such humiliation while wearing it. It all looked like scenery for a horror movie to me. Empty classrooms, empty cloakrooms... Not a good place to be for a person with the school anxiety and imagination as vivid as print on my dress.


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian,



Now I know where the Pet Shop Boys got the idea from for the costumes in their "Can You Forgive Her?" video.

The colourful scuba digital printed fabric comes from Abakhan , the shoes I bought from Ruby Shoo and the soutache set of jewellery I made myself.




Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World


Abakhan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, circle, digital, dress, earrings, ethical fashion, leg-O-mutton, Lush, pendant, print, Ruby Shoo, Scotland Street School Museum, scuba, sleeve, soutache, vegan, Victorian, Tocha's World
Showing off my jewellery ;)

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