Bespoke was the making of Sandra Murray. The creation of hand made, beautifully tailored, one-off clothes brought her to couture, the artisan skills and unerring eye of the former underpinning the artistic aesthetic of the latter. One of many peaks was reached in 1999, when Sandra was commissioned to dress the Queen for the opening of the Scottish Parliament.
From ballgowns to frock coats to entire weddings where she will not only design and make the outfits but style the whole occasion, bespoke for Sandra is an intimate three-way relationship between herself, the client and the creations that emerge. The dynamic begins with the initial meeting with the wearer. A time to measure, a time to dream, a point from which everything flows. Prefiguring the enduring exclusivity of a Sandra Murray piece.
Consultancy is another dimension to Sandra’s work. She lends her expertise to some of the world’s leading names, offering advice on colour, textiles, styling and image. Recent high-profile work has included:
Two international showcases in association with Scottish Development International – one at SAKS New York and the other in Tokyo, featuring a masterclass on Harris Tweed.
The launch of a new tartan by the Highlands and Islands Film Commission at the Cannes Film Festival, including the commissioning of a creative piece showcased as part of the celebrations.
Showcasing designs in Scottish textiles at The Metropolitan Club New York, to promote the National Trust of Scotland.
Exhibiting at London Fashion Week as part of the Scottish textiles showcase.