Mindframe: art exhibition and fashion show


The Scottish Design Exchange presents Mindframe, a fashion show and art exhibition in aid of Penumbra, one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities. The event will take place on Thursday 5 October from 7pm at Custom Lane, in Leith, Edinburgh.

The event will include a showcase of innovative fashion from Scottish designers, a drinks reception and an exhibition of original art on canvas, that a selection of artists will respond to the theme using their own style, which will be available for sale in the weeks leading up to the event. The selection will also include a large blank canvas for the attendees to respond to the theme on with art materials provided.

Attendees will include the ticket buying public, our large customer base, local press and creatives we collaborate with. Representatives of the charity, and the staff of the Scottish Design Exchange, will also be on hand throughout the night. The artists and designers involved are all independent and Scotland-based, and are chosen from a range of creatives based at both Coburg House and the Scottish Design Exchange.

The ticket sales and any sales of the canvases to go to Penumbra. We chose mental health as a theme because we have all been personally affected by it, and we believe there are huge problems of isolation, self doubt and depression particularly in the creative community, and aim to combat that with uplifting events like this one.

Fashion designers involved include Incode, Irina Gusakova, Seinclln, Studio Five, Rachel Mcmillan, Birds of Prayers, Suk Wan Chan, Victoria Leisa Bowles and Rosamund of Scotland. Art collaborators will include Mark Vice, Sean Casey, Erik Petrie, Elspeth MacKenzie, Michael Dawson and Alexander Jackson.

More details on all of our confirmed collaborators will follow soon.


About the Scottish Design Exchange

The Scottish Design Exchange is a not-for profit design collective based in Edinburgh. We showcase and celebrate local, independent and ethical artists and designers of all disciplines. We host a large concept store shop in Leith, Edinburgh, set up to help artists and designers experience retail. In the shop, fashion designers, artists, textile and jewellery designers, publishers, photographers, product manufacturers and others work together to share the costs involved in running a busy store.

Since it’s inception in 2015, the exchange has proved an enormous success, not just proving profitable for the designers and product manufacturers involved, but being popular with the public who love the idea not just of buying locally, but buying straight from the designers themselves. Collective and commercial, The Scottish Design Exchange has brought together a diverse range of Scottish talent with everything from fashion designers to chocolatiers and furniture makers working to create a thriving store, where customers can buy locally made items, knowing that the manufacturers will be benefitting directly from their support.

Design Exchange (Scotland) CIC is supported by Firstport’s launchme initiative and The Big Lottery’s Awards For All Scotland.

Event social media hashtag: #MINDFRAME

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More information

For more information contact Robin Murphy on communications@penumbra.org.uk or call 0131 475 2569.