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Outlandish: A LoullyMakes Collection

Capturing the beautiful and dramatic romance of Scotland through luxurious handmade accessories and editorial vision...
As we get to grips with this "New Normal" of rules and regulations we aren't used to becoming part of every aspect of our lives, we think a little romantic escapism is in order...

LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection


Now more than ever, finding what we individually find beautiful in the world is vital. We should remind ourselves that the difficulty of right now is just a small part of what is truly out there. We could ask ourselves - What is it that will take my mind away from the worries of today for a moment? What do I find beautiful ? What gives me quietude?
It was this consideration that inspired sharing LoullyMakes Outlandish editorial with Rose + Julien. Right now, home is closer to us than ever. We simply cannot leave for the safety of ourselves and those around us. To see Scotland, and all she encompasses, portrayed in such a stunning way through both textiles and imagery, is a moment of true escapism.

LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection
LoullyMakes - our own sustainable, design conscious, thoughtful, hand made accessories brand based in Dunbar, Scotland
 Borne of a need to earn a living working from home while raising our young family - it was an obvious step to utilise the abundant tartan remnants, surplus to our kiltmaking enterprise.
Long narrow strips of the finest quality kilt wools were quickly transformed into unique scarves, paired with contrasting Liberty Fabrics. Tentatively staring out selling at craft fairs, popular demand soon led this creative sideline to bloom quickly into a productive brand in its own right. My lifelong passion for all things textiles and colour manifests in ever- evolving collections, showcasing unique and harmonious fusions of cloth and pattern, all lovingly handmade here in Dunbar.
As an enthusiastic fan of the Starz series Outlander, I admit to being greatly impressed by the incredible costumes that highlight the beauty and romance of this fictional  drama. The LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection -  a core collection of simple, timeless styles - launched in 2016 and pays clear homage to the show...
 ...the costumes and the styling so beautifully capture the imagination and support the storyline vividly. I felt that the authentic Scottish fabrics which we work with here at GNK were also worthy of telling their own stories - so my Outlandish collection features simple, timeless accessory styles, handcrafted from a carefully curated selection of traditional tartans.
Revealed against the dramatic backdrop of our incredible landscapes, their inherent beauty is breathtaking.

For those of you who haven't seen the show or read the books, Outlander tells the story of  time-travelling 20th century ex-combat nurse Claire Randall's adventures in 18th Century Scotland.
A number of eccentric and outlandish characters develop along the way, with a few weell-kent faces and historical tales weaving through the narrative too ! It is a charming watch especially if you love drama, Scottish culture and romance. 
LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection
Bringing the LoullyMakes Outlandish collection together with another, equally, dynamic and creative duo, Rose Ellis and Julien Borghino truly moved the collection into a new realm of beauty. This romantic editorial is what we all need right now - a moment of serene escape into a stunning Scottish fantasy, with the dramatic Glencoe landscape as the backdrop. In a nutshell, Rose and Julien captured Louise's vision and inspiration and brought it to life.

LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection
"There are few locations that capture the story of Scotland in a single frame, but Glencoe will always prevail. For us to visualise the essence of LoullyMakes' tactile textiles through a digital means, we needed to show the Outlandish collection in context. By surrounding the pieces with the dramatic hills of the Highlands, the story of their creation and the source of their inspiration is told in image." - Rose + Julien

LoullyMakes Outlandish Collection
A truly beautiful collection made its way home, in many ways, in these equally beautiful images.