Monday, March 17, 2008

NEW SCOT ON THE BLOCK

CATCHING the eye of the fashion crowd with his dresses of zig-zagging linen and chenille, Jamie Bruski Tetsill established himself as one-to-watch with his debut summer 2008 collection. With a nomination for "New Talent of the Year" award at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2007 under his belt, Tetsill, fresh from studying at Central Saint Martins, is hotly tipped to be the next-big-thing out of Scotland. His autumn/winter 2008-9 collection, inspired by strong women, made a departure from his statement dresses of last season to combine his talent in playing with material and structure for a collection of beautifully shaped tailoring – oversized coats, zip-up sweater dresses and vibrant colours. His training primarily in textiles, Tetsill's collection for autumn/winter is a collaboration with Scottish textiles manufacturers Alexanders of Scotland. Traditional tartans and checks, shaping up to be a big trend for next season, form the base of his collection, while chunky knits, tulip skirts and embellishments help him play with the oversized silhouette for next season.

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