Begg & Co AW19 Collection – Inspired by & captured in Glasgow, Scotland
This season, our design team worked with the concept ‘Night on my Mind’ to create a collection that captures the raw, unpolished, urban side of Glasgow that lots of tourists and locals experience every year when they visit. Glasgow is our ‘big smoke’, full of culture, art, history, architecture, music and literature, and one of those rare places where strangers smile and chat with one another. It’s urban, gritty, green, and modern; but full of rich history.
Introducing City Garden, Glasgow 2019
Our first drop of the collection, City Garden, was shot by Photographer Josh Hight in Glasgow.
City Garden celebrates one of our favourite destinations, the Botanical Gardens in the City’s West End. It was in 1817 that Thomas Hopkirk, a distinguished Glasgow botanist, founded the Gardens, and they flourished to such an extent that in 1839, a new site to the west of the city on the banks of the River Kelvin, was purchased to house the rapidly expanding collections.
Glaswegians still flock to this calm, green oasis, to get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city beyond it. Often to read a book on the grass, enjoy lunch with a friend or take in the forest of tree ferns and exotic plants of Kibble Palace. The Palace was originally a private conservatory located at Coulport on Loch Long, but moved to its present site in 1873, and was first used as a concert hall and meeting place, hosting celebrated speakers such as Gladstone and Disraeli over the years.
Designs from this capsule were inspired by the Garden’s Architectural treasures and Victorian surrounds of the Botanics, where wildflowers persevere through cracks in the pavements. It’s where linear meets organic. Our Nuance Ombre was inspired by the lingering light that we often get towards the end of the day up North. Our Arran Mack has a grid like design and crossings, with accents of orange and Kingfisher Green. Inspired by the exotic colours of our City Garden and it’s surrounds.
Great Stories Are Woven, Not Told.