Atelier - 'The Inventors of Tradition Collection 2011'
The Mackintosh Museum, GSA

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167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday closed Free admission to gallery


15 Sep 2011 - 18 Nov 2011
Thu - Fri, 10:30 - 16:30



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Atelier - 'The Inventors of Tradition Collection 2011'

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Atelier - 'The Inventors of Tradition Collection 2011'

Artist Lucy McKenzie (Glasgow, based in Brussels) and designer Beca Lipscombe (Edinburgh), working under the name Atelier, present their first fashion collection encompassing high quality knitwear, wovens, raincoats, workwear and accessories for sale. This exclusive collection uses the best of Scottish manufacturing to realise a wardrobe for working women, specifically artists and those in creative and artisan professions.

The sample collection will be presented, for order, within The Mackintosh Museum from 15 - 18 September 2011. Atelier's 'pop-up' Showroom will offer customers the opportunity to try on the garments and to discuss sizing, colour, material, production methods and design process with a dedicated sales-person.

For the collection Atelier have collaborated with some of the most established manufacturers still producing in Scotland today including Mackintosh, Caerlee Mills, McRostie of Glasgow, Hawick Cashmere, Begg Scotland and Janette Murray Handknits.

Together with tailor Steven Purvis, Lucy McKenzie has designed a capsule collection of artist work coats, inspired by historical models that are practical and beautiful. Beca Lipscombe presents a selection of high quality cashmere and purewool knitwear and wovens to be worn in combination with the work coats. Her contemporary take on the classic Aran jumper, where the knit is loose enough to reveal naked skin underneath, sums up her approach to design perfectly; responding to tradition, especially Scottish, with a sensuous and independent femininity.

A selection of accessories and two raincoats designed exclusively with Mackintosh complete the collection. The Viennese hat manufacturer Muehlbauer, family owned since 1903, have produced several hats to accompany the raincoats, which along with a leather bag, leather belts and cashmere woven scarves create a striking collection. Striking not only in its craftsmanship and unique production ethos but in its proposal of elegant self-respect in dress for working life.

Atelier's collection was displayed alongside, and in parallel with the exhibition 'Live Your Questions Now' in The Mackintosh Museum.