Eco Icon No.20

Henrietta Ludgate’s softly sculptural s/s 10  collection premiered at Esthetica London fashion week.

Taking eco fashion to another dimension is Henrietta Ludgate’s speciality. With a new eco collection worthy of the most glamorous fashion arenas… this collection has a diffused sculptural quality that is both avant garde  yet wearable and extremely covetable. With softly structured elemental forms that  reveal a flash of  neon coloured lining…demure fronts with plunging backlines….her S/S 10 collection successfully fuses wearbility with desirability with its collection of 100% wool, silk and jersey eco ‘must haves’ .

Henrietta Ludgate grew up in one of the only crofting villages, which is still fully operational in the Highlands of Scotland. By using the fleece and tweed produced by crofters from villages in locality, Henrietta Ludgate supports the crofters and the skills and traditions that they embody. Crofters were in many respects early pioneers of recycling. It is in this spirit which Henrietta uses the surplus fabrics from mills.

A rising Scottish talent,Henrietta Mackay – Ludgate, is now winning praise from industry insiders. A graduate from Central Saint Martins School of Art, she went on to work for leading British designer Osman Yousefzada before setting up her own label. Following her successful presentation during London Fashion Week at the media centre at Vauxhall Fashion Scout she was invited to show alongside Luella and Graeme Black at The St Andrews Fashion show FS:09 “ Scotlands most exclusive fashion show ” Sunday Times.

Her beautifully produced label has captured the hearts of respected  journalists and retailers alike with her private orders and commissions  book reads like the social calender for the season, with orders placed by celebrities, stylists and journalists for events from the Scottish Fashion Awards to the Selfridges Centenary.

Henrietta’s studio is situated in the wild and remote Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Central to her label is Henriettas ethos of preserving traditional British craftsmanship, here in the UK, all garments are made in Scotland from fabric sourced from British mills.  Drawing inspiration from Scottish traditions and cutting edge innovations in textiles, results in work that is executed with the precision of a Savile Row tailor. A champion of slow fashion, Henriettas minimalist silhouette remains hauntingly elegant and distinctive.“>

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