Presenting her A/W ‘13 collection for the first time at the Royal Opera House during London Fashion Week, Nadia Scullion’s design process begins with the desire to source an unusual material in which to build an entire collection around.
Silicone rubber, an industrial material more commonly used in the fields of architecture and engineering, served as the inspiration for this collection. The application of handmade, brightly coloured textural pieces of silicone to fabric creates areas of interest on garments that otherwise have a minimal aesthetic. Simultaneously blurring the lines between jewellery and garment, the collection also makes use of stiff, structural upholestry fabrics in a modern colour pallette of pale yellow, sky blue, navy and cream. The silhouette is feminine, however fluffy mohair coats, wool culottes and drop waist styles subvert this slighty, giving the collection a cooler, more sporty edge.
Originally from Scotland, Scullion completed her BA at Edinburgh College of Art before internships at Richard Nicoll, Bally and Holly Fulton. Currently based between London and Stockholm, she honed her craft on the Master’s program at London College of Fashion which provided the perfect launchpad for her forward thinking brand.
2010 John L. Paterson award for Best Graduate Degree show: Fashion
2009 National museums of Scotland prize for best coat design inspired by the Jean Muir archive
Scottish Fashion Awards Graduate of the Year award nominee, 2010.
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