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Jewel Scarf Designs for the Royal Collection

Tori's winning designs have been commissioned for sale by the Royal Collection Online and Palace Shops

May 2013

In early 2013 Ella Blake launched a competition to design scarves for the Royal Collection inspired by portrait paintings to be shown in the Royal Collections forthcoming  'In Fine Style, Tudor & Stuart Fashion' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, which follows the changing fashions of the period, demonstrates the spread of styles internationally and shows how clothing could convey important messages.


Tori was delighted to be selected as one of two first place winners of the competition, along with her fellow first year textile student Elizabeth Macleod.


After winning the competition, Tori & Elizabeth worked with Ella Blake's team to have their scarve designs produced.  This involved producing the scarf in colourways requested by the Royal Collection and liasing with the Indian silk screen company producing the scarves in order to insure the designs and colourways were interpreted correctly.

  

Both Tori and Elizabeth were subsequently invited by the Palace to the exhibition's Private View and to see their designs go on sale in the Palace shops.  The designs were also made available through the Royal Colletion online and are now sold out.


In 2013 Tori McLean, along with fellow first year WSA student Elizabeth Macleod, won Ella Blake's competition to create a scarf for the Royal Collection inspired by the portraits in the 'In Fine Style, Tudor & Stuart Fashion' exhibiion at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

After winning the competition, Tori & Elizabeth worked with Ella Blake's team to get the scarves produced and were invited by the Palace to the exhibition's Priavte View where their designs went on in the Palace shops.