Oldest - August 2015
We spent an exciting but exhausting two days on our very first ‘on location’ photo shoot in Loch Lomond, photographing our New A/W 13 cashmere collection.
The first day we spent at a beautiful log cabin in the woods, getting into a cosy wintery vibe -surrounded by old fashioned gas lamps, hand-made bunting, tartan rugs and sheepskin throws.
Hair and make-up on the porch – we had to use a generator as there was no electricity in the cabin!
We were lucky to have the weather on our side and it stayed dry for us as we did all the outside shots, and we even had lunch outside – a rare thing in Scotland!
Day two and we were not so lucky, the rain was coming down all morning but we cracked on with the entire team sheltering under umbrellas! What more can you expect from the West Coast of Scotland - at least the model was cosy and warm in all that cashmere knitwear!
The true Scottish weather made for some great atmospheric shots… we love this one of our Hand Knitted Cable Jumper.
By the afternoon the weather had cleared up and we were on the road again driving up to the North end of the Loch towards the famously haunted, Drovers Inn.
For the final few shots, we had to hit the road again and head into the hills to a Glen not too far from the Drovers.
As the day light started to fade away behind the hills, we were pushed for time to get the last few knits photographed. We took full advantage of this dramatic natural light - something we could never recreate in a studio - and you can now see how all the pictures turned out, online at www.cameron-taylor.com
A huge thank you to...
Ruth McGlynn - Model
Anna Isola Crolla - Photographer
Fraser Johnson - Photography Assistant
Gary Lees - Hair Stylist
Vicky Cameron - Make-up Artist
Cameron taylor* Creative Team - Lisa Taylor, Gill McDonald, Charlotte Vieilledent and Jane Boyce
Special thanks go to Alan & Liz, The Carbeth Hutters and The Drovers Inn.
Our beautiful cashmere knitwear was featured in a great piece about ‘Scottish Knitwear’ and an editorial shoot aptly named, ‘Address to Scottish Textiles’ in the latest issue of MODH Magazine.
MODH Magazine is produced by a highly talented bunch of creatives working in conjunction with Textiles Scotland to showcase Scotland’s best up and coming designers. Currently on their 5th issue, the publication is going from strength to strength supporting the Scottish Fashion and Textiles Industry. MODH provides an essential platform for designers to present their products to an ever growing market.
Photography: Anna Isola Crolla, Hair: Gary Lees, Make-up: Ana Cruzalegui, Stylist: Christ Hunt
Pictured: Cameron taylor* Eskimo Poncho in Shore
We all know that Scotland produces some of the finest textiles in the world - with centuries of experience and tradition in the industry - and now a new generation are bringing Scottish design to the world stage, competing with the biggest names in the business.
Photography: Anna Isola Crolla, Hair: Gary Lees, Make-up: Vicky Cameron, Creative Team: Lisa Taylor, Gill McKenzie, Charlotte Vieilledent and Jane Boyce
Pictured: Cameron taylor* Double Fronted Coatigan in Drab Bronze
We at Cameron taylor* are honoured to be part of this new wave of designers revitalising the Scottish Textiles Industry, and are extremely proud to be a truly Scottish cashmere knitwear label, working with Scottish spun yarns and local manufacturers.
Photography: Gerardo Jaconelli
Picutred: Cameron taylor* Hand Knit Chunky Bobble Hat
A huge thank you to MODH Magazine for featuring our cashmere knitwear, we can’t wait to see the next issue!
What is so special about 100% cashmere? Well cashmere is one of the softest, most luxurious fibres on the market and once you’ve felt it in its purest form, nothing will ever compare.
These days, many of the top designers and knitwear labels will admit to hardly ever using 100% cashmere yarns. The cashmere is often watered down with more cost effective fibres such as wool, lambswool or merino wool and sometimes even synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon and acrylic. Cameron taylor* knitwear however, is always knitted using the highest quality 100% cashmere yarns available - although we do admit to using a fine merino wool and cashmere blend for our hand knitted Collection!
There is also a difference between certain ‘100% cashmere’ yarns depending on the length of the fibres used. Higher quality cashmere - such as our Cameron taylor* cashmere which has been spun in Kinross (Scotland) - is manufactured using Grade A cashmere.
Grade A cashmere is 14 microns (14 millionths of a metre) thick but fibres can go up to 24 micron for Iranian weaving cashmere. The finer it is the more expensive it is, but the softer it feels. Grade A cashmere ranges in length from 34mm-36mm, the longer fibres give higher tensile strength when knitting and better durability in the end product. Meaning that the yarn is less likely to snap whilst knitting and the garment will pill (or bobble) less.
Poorer quality fibres are shorter and thicker making them feel scratchier. Popular high street brands are known for using this poor quality cashmere and using very low amounts of the fibre in what they’d call a ‘Cashmere Blend’, so always check the content label and don’t be caught out!
Shop 100% (Grade A) Cashmere at www.Cameron-taylor.com