Thursday 3rd January 2019
10 Infirmary Street
Our January 2019 ELITE STYLE event was full of stimuli and a celebration of fashion, creative talent and designer
fabrics, as well as an opportunity to network with the Dovecot Gallery.
Dovecot Gallery brings to Scotland for the first time, a major retrospective celebrating the innovative retailer and design studio Liberty London. Featuring over 100 garments and fabrics spanning over 140 years.
The exhibition celebrated how a British textile brand became a worldwide success as well as a byword for artistic quality and creativity.
Liberty has a long association with art and design in Scotland, from paisley patterns and the Arts and Crafts Movement to the modernity of fashion designer Jean Elizabeth Muir.
Calling on her attention to detail and growth mindset, founder and fashion stylist, Gloria Fairhurst, was inspired by the beautiful selection of Liberty London scarves and their iconic part in the story of textiles, and instinctively knew that a luxury silk scarf could have great potential for ELITE STYLE LONDON’S new product line.
From the 1930s onwards the Liberty scarf as we know it today grew rapidly in popularity usually made in silk, though also sometimes found in wool or chiffon. By the middle of the century Liberty began to introduce more modern designs to their fabrics, and the Liberty scarf became a way for clientele to take risks with wearing more experimental artwork without changing the entire wardrobe.
We also enjoyed learning about the history of Dovecot Studios. In 1946, the Studios were incorporated as The Edinburgh Tapestry Company. The Dovecot soon became established as a leading contemporary fine art tapestry studio, with works commissioned by major public, corporate and academic institutions worldwide.
Dovecot’s Master Weavers continue to work to commission, producing tapestry and tufted rugs for private and public collectors.
Working with artists such as Linder, Than Clark and Garry Fabian Miller on recent rug commissions further tested the boundaries of creativity!
Along with the Dovecot Gallery, we are celebrating the Liberty Art Fabrics as well as the New Year 2018, and we would like to offer you 10% OFF of our SERVICES and PRODUCTS.
Simply enter EVENT1901 at the checkout.
ELITE STYLE LONDON looks forward to delivering a great service and ensuring that you are perfectly styled for every occasion.
We would like to thank the following people for their support, engagement and press information:
Dovecot Studios – Aylson Stewart, Front of House Assistant, Edinburgh