The Harris Tweed® Journal

Harris Tweed® Fabric Bank | Series: Part 3

16th November

Harris Tweed® Fabric Bank | Series: Part 3

The Harris Tweed® Fabric Bank 2018 had several fantastic applicants and recipients. Among them were Antonia Schreiter, Jasmine Kate Dalbins and Lily Strachan.

Antonia attended the Berlin University of the Arts and created beautiful waistcoats and jackets, using dark tweed with bursts of colour throughout. Fascinated with the quality and authenticity of Harris Tweed, Antonia soon fell in love with the Big Cloth and its history and used it well in her final year.

Jasmine studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Northumbria University and said, “grand traditional buildings, interior architecture and 1940s-50s fashion are the main points of influence for my Autumn/Winter womenswear collection.” Her bold pink and grey creations looked stunning on the catwalk.

Lily was also a Fashion Design student at Northumbria University and created these beautiful coats inspired by nature, that blend effortlessly into these outdoor shots. (Lily’s photographs by Kate Johnston Photography)

Back in 2018 Lily told us, “Working with Harris Tweed has been a beautiful connection to heritage and skill that I wanted to present within my work. It’s so important that we bring focus back on to British skill and manufacturing, it has been an amazing experience and I can’t thank the Harris Tweed Authority enough”

The Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust will be running the Fabric Bank again in 2023 and will announce when it has opened for fresh applications.

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