Our proudest achievements
Channel 4, ‘The Wedding House’ 14 September 2010 8pm
Skilt was delighted to provide a kilt Alan & Yvonne’s dream wedding.
The idea behind the show is to take the hassle out of getting hitched by creating a one-stop wedding shop for couples looking to get married in exactly the way they want. Teenagers or pensioners, themed ceremonies or whacky weddings, civil partnerships or vow renewals, as long as it’s legal, anything will go at Wedding House. It promises to be a very fresh approach to a popular subject and a true celebration of contemporary love and relationships.
Clothes Show London – 25 to 27 June 2010
Skilt was selected to provide 3 kilts for the prestigeous catwalk show at the Clothes Show. We showed Classic Skilts in black safari, black velvet and silver denim.
Alternative Fashion Week – April 19 to 23 2010
We were delighted to have been selected to show our work at Alternative Fashion Week this year.
ALTERNATIVE ARTS presents East London’s major fashion event – Alternative Fashion Week. From April 19 to 23 Spitalfields will play host to the most original and creative collections by a fresh crop of new designers with truly innovative ideas.
ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK is where all the best new designers are to be discovered. It provides a genuine alternative for them to present their work directly to the press, public and the fashion industry. Designers come from all over the UK and other parts of the world including Russia, the USA, Europe, India and Japan.
OVER SEVENTY DESIGNERS will be selected to show their work. Hundreds of applications are received from independent designers aiming to establish their labels to recent fashion and textile graduates. Expect anything from elegant to edgy.
2-BOB – 30 January 2010
We are proud to sponsor a Burns night event with a difference … a JOINT celebration of two of the worlds greatest poets, separated by Time and Tide, Bob Burns 25th January and Bob Marley 6th February, – Uniting Two Nations, Two Cultures, One People through Food, Drink, Prose, Verse and Music in an event to raise money for a new educational exchange project to break down historical barriers between cultures and provide the new generation the opportunity to grow together with first-hand educated understanding of their respective histories, traditions and lifestyles in different parts of the world, in order for them to unite in their similarities and become fuller in their appreciation of their differences.
The Event is to take place on Saturday 30th January at Anda de Bridge Carribean Restaurant and Club/Bar in Shoreditch. It’s a London Venue steeped in the very history that the event epitomises … the story of a friendship between two men of different colour, from different cultures, countries, who were united without prejudice to work together to show their children that the colour of their skin is not something to separate them or hold them back in the pursuit of their dreams.
BEAT 22 December 2009
Andreas Grant writes: “Our x-mas presents this year come from our proud sponsor: Skilt. Who will spread gift vouchers like snow flakes over our beautiful audience. As you very well know, no gentleman with self respect will be caught out in the early mornings of 2010 witout a kilt on and your favourite place for such a purchase, is of course Skilt – the UK Nr: 1 in cool designer kilts!”
And we did a fashion show!
Tate Modern, ‘Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market’ – 12 December 2009
We were pleased to be chosen to exibit in a festive reprise of Rob Pruitt’s Christmas and Kwanzaa (an African-American festival) version of the ‘Flea Market’ event, programmed to coincide with the exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World, in which Pruitt also appears.
Originally held at Gavin Brown’s Passerby gallery in New York in the late 1990s, then featuring artist peers including Elizabeth Peyton, Piotr Uklanski and Rikrit Tiravanija, Pruitt’s Flea Market is a playful take on a curated group exhibition cum entrepreneurial initiative.
For Tate Modern, Pruitt has worked with a new selection of London-based artists, plus some of the original participants, to set up market stalls with everything from artists editions to old 12″s, in a seasonal flavour.