AN ethical clothes designer from Allanton is holding a charity fashion show this weekend.
Kat Tidey – who created her own label M.A.D. Clothing (Make A Difference) – is launching her new collection this Sunday at the Rat Pack Piano Bar in Kirk Road, Wishaw.
A percentage of the ticket sales for the ‘Love Kills’ show will go towards Cancer Research UK.
Earlier this year, Kat graduated with honours after studying fashion business for four years at Glasgow Caledonian University.
While at university, one of Kat’s innovative designs was used on the red carpet at the Scottish Fashion Awards.
The former Calderhead High School pupil explained: “It was a completely recycled outfit, consisting of a three-tier paper skirt and a bodice created from crushed CDs.
“It was spotted by Tessa Hartmann, at the Scottish Fashion Awards and presented at last year’s awards.”
Following this boost Kat decided to focus on designing, while promoting ethical fashion, and earlier this year created M.A.D Clothing label.
She continued: “Every garment is designed and hand-made by myself. I refuse to use materials such as fur or animal skin and any other materials which may be of harm to the environment. My inspirations vary and I use combinations of subjects, such as culture and music. The latest inspiration for my new collection comes from the whole punk era, especially the Sex Pistols and punk icons Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
“I wanted to share and celebrate this new collection by holding the event in Wishaw, while also helping raise much-needed funds for a very worthy cause.”
Kat’s Love Kills launch begins at 7pm, this Sunday, July 29, at the Rat Pack Piano Bar, Kirk Road.
Entry costs £5, with 10 per cent going to Cancer Research UK.