Hoswick-based designer, nielanell has been selected as one of the top 11 designers being showcased at Cr&FT at XpoNorth 2015.
XpoNorth Fashion, Crafts & Textiles is a brand new platform, delivered by emergents, to showcase the work of the most successful creative craft, fashion and textile focused businesses operating within the Highlands and Islands region.
The showcase is part of XpoNorth 2015, taking place in the Highland capital of Inverness 10-11 June 2015, and will be launched as part of XpoNorth’s opening night to creative industry professionals and creatives from across the world. The full programme for XpoNorth will be announced later this month.
The focus of the showcase will be to promote the quality and creativity of the businesses involved and the international, geographical reach of their products from their base in the area.
The other successful makers are:
Eileen Gatt, Gavin Robertson, Gilly Langton, Heather McDermott, Helen Lockhart, Hilary Grant, Julia Smith, Kirsteen Stewart, Melanie Muir and Paulette Brough.
Niela Kalra said today: “This is a great opportunity and I’m very proud to have been selected for XpoNorth. The ongoing support of emergents and Highland and Islands Enterprise has been crucial so I would like to thank them for all their help.”
This success follows on from the announcement of Niela’s commission, for the second year, to design the costumes for the Shetland fiddlers at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, in August 2015.
The nielanell studio shop is open from May to September 2015. See the website for information and opening hours.
For more information or photography contact:
nielanell: Niela Kalra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01950 431413 / 431516 / 07971 581032 or Fiona Duff at email@example.com or 07917 692870
XpoNorth: Jan Patience at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07802 427207. www.xponorth.co.uk
Cr&FT at XPONorth: Fiona Chautard at email@example.com or 07740 678120.
emergents: Pamela Conacher, Director (Craft, Fashion and Textiles) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07824 388485. www.emergents.co.uk