A FASHION FAREWELL TO OBSCURE COUTURE IN BLOW FINNIESTON
Glasgow design house Obscure Couture say a final farewell to their fans this January. The award winning stage-wear inspired label are taking over BLOW Finnieston for a wake with a difference. “Death By Glitter” serves both as a farewell and a celebration to 5 years of one of Scotland’s most innovative design houses, who enjoyed both success with celebrities, high fashion editorials in Vogue and more importantly, the streets. BLOW will play host to the farewell party January 30th from 7pm, closing the first month of the year with a bang.
Death By Glitter coincides with the official launch of BLOW’s calendar of collaborations with Scottish designers for 2016. The award winning salon has recently had a major revamp, remodelling as they continue to be the cult favourite for beauty in Scotland. It only seems fitting that the first event of the year. “Death by Glitter” happens in the home of last years viral sensation – glitter roots.
Salon owner Fallon Carberry is excited about the prospect of working with new talent for the new year. “We’re thrilled to be able to have Obscure Couture’s farewell in the salon. They’re such a Glasgow institution, it just felt right that they went out in a swirl of glitter in the sass palace that is BLOW, Finnieston.”
The well-loved Scottish fashion label announced their closure last July after 5 years of trend defying couture and RTW lines. Obscure Couture carved their niche with their contemporary attitude to design and found fans in Arianna Grande, Haim, Marina and The Diamonds and Little Mix, as well as becoming the go to design house for show stopping looks for award ceremonies. Inspired by everything from comedowns to fairytales, Obscure Couture were a cult favourite.
Jenn Coyle and Lyndsay Pagan prepare to say goodbye to the brand, in the only way they know how – in an explosion of glitter. “Death By Glitter” is the ultimate farewell party as Glasgow says goodbye to a fashion institution. BLOW Finnieston provides the backdrop for a night of cocktails, confetti and the chance to buy one off end of the line pieces. With a digital auction for larger couture pieces running 7 days before the event and ending on the evening, this will be the last chance for fans to snap up a piece of Scottish fashion history.
“It is with great sadness that we, your Ladies Obscure, are saying goodbye. Goodbye and thank you to everyone that helped us on our incredible journey, from mentors to customers. We highly doubt a label has had as much fun as we have had. This is a bittersweet farewell to our number-one-child. But when there’s a goodbye, there’s a PARTY.
Now, one last time,Make Your Other Clothes Jealous.”
The evening will see one off pieces created for the likes of Vogue for sale as well as archive pieces from Flesh and Bone right up to their final collection, Suadade. The swan song for label though isn’t so much a night of mourning as one of celebration. Prepare for an evening of colour sparkle as we pay homage to one of Scottish fashion’s indie greats in one of Scotland’s favourite salons.