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Scottish Design Initiative Brings 5 Unknown Designers to U.S.

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[The offbeat accessories from Red Brick of Scotland]

Starting in two days, on September 20, through the 28th, five of Scotland's top designers are coming in to showcase their new work. This event, as part of an initiative called Scotland Re:Designed has been timed to coincide with the Ryder Cup 'eco-chic' Drive in support of economically sustainable fashion. The initiative was designed to foster trade to the US, which in turn supports the £280m-per-year apparel industry in Scotland.

If you're a buyer, (you've already got the invite) this is your chance to shop a selection of knitwear from Eribe, pleated dresses from Iona Crawford, vanity sunglasses from Obscure Couture and our favorite (very under the radar) accessory designer, Karen Mabon of the label Red Brick.

After studying at the Royal College of Art, Karen ventured into making playful and unusual printed scarves and jewelry. Designs range from cute bee pendants to silk-printed scarves with illustrations of mice growing ears on their backs surrounded by prescription pills and wombs with twin fetuses inside.
· Scottish Fashion Designers Sought for US Trade Mission [BBC]