Fashion students get into spirit at Abbotsford House

(Pic: Tom Finnie 4.6.2015)'Elaine Southwell's "Wrapped Up", inspired by Buddhism, is one of the collections at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles & Design BA (Hons) fashion show at Abbotsford, Galashiels, tonight.'Summers in Thailand exposed the designer to vibrant Buddhist temples and the colourful but uniform garb of monks and nuns. In studying them she realised that even in their uniformity there was scope for small gestures of individuality in the way that habits were draped and folded. Using a palette of burgundy, gold and orange she has played with printed folds and actual doping to create her collection.
(Pic: Tom Finnie 4.6.2015)'Elaine Southwell's "Wrapped Up", inspired by Buddhism, is one of the collections at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles & Design BA (Hons) fashion show at Abbotsford, Galashiels, tonight.'Summers in Thailand exposed the designer to vibrant Buddhist temples and the colourful but uniform garb of monks and nuns. In studying them she realised that even in their uniformity there was scope for small gestures of individuality in the way that habits were draped and folded. Using a palette of burgundy, gold and orange she has played with printed folds and actual doping to create her collection.

Heriot-Watt University students have been putting their work on display to the public at Abbotsford House this week.

The graduate fashion show included this eye-catching collection inspired by Buddhism. Textiles and design student Elaine Southwell drew her inspiration from summers spent in Thailand and saw her work displayed on the catwalk at Sir Walter Scott’s historic home as part of the show.