Rena Niamh Smith
GUM were backstage for the Nightwalk fashion show held in the Arches. Featuring performances from drag ad burlesque artists, DJs and a wealth of Glasgow design talent, the show proved a successful and exciting follow-up to last October’s event. Backstage, make-up artists, hair stylists and dressers worked in a flurry of activity to prepare the models for the runway. Make up was glittery and bright, hair curled and back-combed with finger-tips. Preceded by a cut of the graduate design talent from the Art School’s Class of 2011, designers Betty Spoke, Alan Moore, Obscure Couture, Mee Mee Couture, Jennie Loof, and Fair Feathered Friend were amongst those showcasing their work. Jewellery by Oui! Designs also featured, as well as headpieces by Beretk!Ah… and William Chambers Millinery. The night was a roaring success, closed by Betty Spoke’s insane sea-inspired collection, including dresses made of mussel shells, oyster shells and fisherman’s nets. The night certainly proved Glasgow may be small but it’s a mighty contender on the British fashion radar.