Monday, 13 July 2009
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Designs by Rowan Joy
ROWAN JOY MCINTOSH CAME TO EDINBURGH OVER TEN YEARS AGO FROM THE SCOTTISH WEST COAST WITH NO KNOWLEDGE AT ALL OF HOW SHE WOULD NOW SO EMINENTLY AFFECT THE AREA'S INDIE DESIGN SCENE. SHE GRADUATED IN FASHION DESIGN FROM THE EDINBURGH ART COLLEGE AND HAS BEEN STITCHING HER SIGNATURE ALL OVER THE CITY EVER SINCE.
Rowan began fashioning her career five years ago at Godiva, a boutique in the Grassmarket that stocks independent designs, reworked and original vintage and unique accessories. Since then, she received the dreamy and rare opportunity to set up a creative space of her own in Godiva's basement where she is readily available to customise anything you fancy from upstairs so that it's made-to-measure. Here, in a haven that anyone in the creative arts would kill for, Rowan is given the "freedom to just play about." Her highly individualised creations are so unpretentiously chic and fabulously bizarre that she has earned herself not only a cozy studio stint but quite the following all over the UK. Rowan Joy can be found in London, Newcastle, North Berwick and Brighton. See the girly glamour for yourself at www.rowanjoy.co.uk.
Also published in the April/May 2008 issue of Bite Life Magazine