It looks like 2016 is set to be a smasher of a year for fresh Scottish talent with KellyDawn Riot and her mesmerizing menswear leading the pack. Styling duo 'I'll Be Your Mirror' used the designer's hand-crafted illustrations whilst working with another emerging Scottish talent, Smash Williams. The KellyDawn Riot aesthetic of esoteric, almost-but-not-quite tropical prints are the perfect antidote for anyone who is tired of Scandinavian minimalism, normcore and all-black everything.
Recently awarded 'The Herald Fashion Award for Graduate of the Year,' KellyDawn Riot has found inspiration from traditional, naturalist illustrators and a childhood fascination with nature. Slightly creepy, intricately detailed and always worthy of a second look; the concept of wearable art is always at the forefront of KellyDawn Riot's imagination. Scouring local mills for remnants to create her pieces from ensure KellyDawn Riot's brand is as green as her inspiration.
I'll Be Your Mirror placed the Smash Williams boys in the private dining room of The Trading House, Glasgow where ten-foot ferns and walnut shutters provide an air of the Raffles Hotel -- the perfect backdrop for KellyDawn Riot's leafy prints.