I told you we'd be back, we just couldn't wait a moment longer to share our exciting news, the 'Outlandish' collaboration with Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers (GNK) is a wonderful hybrid of history, innovation, craftsmanship and style! GNK is a Scottish retailer of Highlandwear specialising in bespoke kilt outfits, accessories and exclusive tartans.
This is such a dynamic and spirited collaboration and it all began with one of life's wonderful serendipitous moments. Gordon and his wife Louise wandered into the shop over a year ago, it quickly became apparent that both our businesses had been built upon the appreciation of true home-grown craftsmanship. We chatted about the ethos behind our businesses, and the desire to truly showcase Scotland's design, textiles and manufacturing industries at their best. We all felt really sad about the fact that live in a world where craftsmanship has been de-valued by globalisation. Technology certainly allows us to do more things and to do them faster, but that doesn’t mean that what we are producing is any better!
It was then that we decided to combine our unique services and feed a growing desire among people to understand more about the provenance of their clothing: who makes it, how it’s made and under what conditions. This collaboration comes at a perfect time as clients are getting more demanding and want a personal connection with their purchases.
Our teams get along tremendously and we have been having such fun working together, designing, creating, sharing ideas, and stories. This confluence of events so seemingly magical, made for a charmed Outlander themed photo shoot at the atmospheric Tibbermore Church, with its medieval origins and the historic A-listed Seasyde House in Errol, now home to the Leslie Family.
We are all fans of Outlander and we just fell in love with the idea of communicating a slice of Scottish history in a contemporary fashion, whilst pushing boundaries and supporting Scotland.
There's something in this range for everyone from brides to tartan tailoring fans, please do spread the word and be one of the first to order a bespoke piece from our Outlandish range!
There are some sneaky behind the scenes shots below but in order to experience the full monty you'll have to look out for August's Scottish Filed magazine which is now available.
Enjoy our candid shots, as you can see there was a lot of fun had by all!
Kairen and Suzanne x