The history and legacy of Scotland's textile heritage is most evident in the hundreds of different tartans found in every corner of the world. Its cultural appropriation has been at the forefront of fashion movements championed by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. What is it about this fabric and its origins that have made it so enduring?
Caroline Young is a writer and author specialising in fashion and film history. As well as co-authoring Tartan and Tweed, she is the author of Style Tribes: The Fashion of Subcultures and Classic Hollywood Style, all published by Frances Lincoln.
Lynn Wilson is a textile designer and circular economy specialist. Until recently Lynn was the Sector Manager, Manufacturing at Zero Waste Scotland. Lynn was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2015 visiting Japan, researching circular economy textile technology, heritage and design practices. Lynn is currently a research student at the Adam Smith Institute where she has been awarded an ESRC PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Ethical Consumer Research Association.
30 Sep 2017
14:00–15:00 (doors open 13:45)
Auditorium, Level 1
Free, but booking required
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