Last week I had one of the best mornings which included one pumpkin spice latte, one vanilla tea, one incredible designer and a beautiful new Bee scarf.
Sitting with Iain MacDonald, you wouldn’t think that he is running Naromode all by himself. The once duo of Naromode have now split leaving Iain alone with the reins to run the wearable art brand.
Having just won the Made in Scotland award, Naromode have already got themselves nominated for another in the Herald Fashion Awards which will be announced mid November. “I really didn’t expect it,” Iain said, “I applied for it but then we were super busy and suddenly I was being told I had my first award. It has been such a whirlwind.”
Surrounded by the beautiful garments and sipping our drinks the conversations slips in and out of interview and chat as Ian shows off all of his incredible items. By the end, we are sitting on the floor surrounded by scarves and wrapping ourselves up with the beautiful silk.
Iain was a gem to chat to. Laughing at my tendency to go off on a tangent and showing that I am not the only person with that skill, Iain told me proudly about everything he has coming up for him and even treated me to one of the most beautiful gifts I have had.
“I have decided to make something for men.” He announced. “I realised that everything is for women really so I have made some jumpers that I think are very versatile.” The grey sweatshirts with the famous fly and sugar cubes and bee designs are brilliant. Super soft and perfect for winter.
With a hectic week just finished off at the Princes Square pop up, Iain has gone straight back to work with his snazzy new hair do and a few more projects up his bumblebee sleeve.
All garments featured in this post can be found on the Naromode website – just click here.