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Meet the Maker

Coleen Stevenson

So I've started the Meet the Maker project over on Instagram and Facebook and thought it would be a good idea to pop it on here. One day late but the 1st of March was about 'You'.  I don't really post much on social media about me personally in general and I'm pretty pants at it but I thought I would give it a go. My favorite brands and companies are the ones you can see the real people behind it, and see them actually working so I know how nice it is to actually see the person. I love nothing more than seeing the person who has made my jumper or necklace out walking their wee dog, or at their kids birthday party or whatever it is they do. It helps me really connect with the brand and is part of the reason why I love handmade things and smaller business. So here is my chat...

My name’s Coleen and I’m the face behind Quincy. I create our range of silk scarves and clutch bags! I studied Fashion Design at Heriot Watt in the Scottish Borders and currently live in a wee village just outside Edinburgh. This photo is from a recent trip I took with my fiancé to Iceland. I love to travel and the photographs we take inspire the prints I design onto our digitally printed silk scarves. Each of my scarves tells a story of the wonderful places we’ve been! 

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Finally!

Coleen Stevenson

So it's been a bit quiet over here at Quincy. We moved into our beaut new house a few months ago and have been so busy getting settled in and everything sorted. We finally got the studio set up and I'm so excited to have a good space to create and push Quincy further. It's a new year (only in the second month) and a new studio. I want to engage with you more and really raise our profile! We've got lots of plans for this year and are really feeling motivated so keep an eye on us and look out for great new things.

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The City collection is live!

Coleen Stevenson

That's the new collection up and running! I hope everyone loves it as much as we do! The photographs turned out just amazing! Big thanks to the amazing Ellie Morag for her work. As well as make up artist Kayleigh Brock and of course our model Rosalind! She looks so beautiful and really shows off the scarves superbly! Please let us know what you think of the new collection!

The City

Coleen Stevenson

The new collection, 'The City' from Quincy will be launching Saturday 29th July 2017. The collection consists of 5 digitally printed silk scarves and 4 smaller silk scarves. Each print was inspired by a photograph taken from different cities around the world. The collection was printed on silk twill fabric by Edinburgh based printers Be Fab Be Creative and hand finished by local manufacturer, Leith based Kalopsia Collective. I'm very excited to share this collection with you as it's a step away from the original Quincy scarf and bringing in new colours and patterns. 

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Photoshoot 2017

Coleen Stevenson

During the week I had Quincy's latest photoshoot with the fab Ellie Morag. I'm not going to share too many just yet, just a couple sneak peaks! The new collection consists of a variety of silk scarves and head scarves in various different patterns. The patterns have been inspired by different cities I've traveled to around the world. 

Rosalind modeled the scarves beautifully with hair and make up being done by Kayleigh Brock. The setting of the shoot was down by the water at Leith which gave the shoot a good natural feel. I can't wait to get the final images and show you all! 

Work in Progress...

Coleen Stevenson

So, things have been pretty busy here at Quincy, I’ve been busy working on the new collection and it will be ready in the next month or so! I can’t wait to share it with you guys.

I’ve been working with the lovely ladies at Be Fab Be Creative digital printing studio in Leith to get the images printed on beautiful silk twill fabric. All parts of the design and manufacturing process will now be done in Scotland. All packaging and labeling will be sourced in Britain. I want to create a luxurious collection that’s unique and special.

Here's a sneak peak at the first design. I'm in love with the bright orange colours. It will look beaut on any outfit and very summery!