Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Tilda Swinton in fashion film

Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton has embraced her Scottish heritage for bespoke tailor Timothy Everest's Spring 2014 capsule collection.

The bespoke tailor has teamed with legendary Japanese tattoo artist Horiyoshi III to create the line.

Directed by Johnnie Shand Kydd, the film sees Tilda model a look from the range while re-enacting the movements a client will experience during a fitting.

The shoot took place at Tilda's home in Scotland, which she believes was the ideal setting for her performance.

“Much better than going down to a London studio,” she said to Style.com. “We just invite people in, and the brave ones come.”

Tilda also embraced her Scottish heritage for Chanel's new campaign.

The actress stars in the label's Paris-Edinburgh collection adverts wearing a variety of striking looks designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

In a newly released behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, Tilda discusses the importance of her Scottish roots further.

"This collection is really a dream collection for anyone who is interested in Chanel and with Scottish heritage. It's perfect," she explained in the film. "All the references and relationships Chanel has held, the cashmere and tweed, the colour in tweed that not many designers have really explored, Chanel has gone on to explore. It comes down to a sense of play and a sense of freedom, you can move in these clothes, work and pick the children up from school. Believe it you can."

Tilda was shot by Karl against a backdrop of medieval tapestries.

The rich tartan and ornate embellishments bring a new twist to the transitional season collection from the iconic label.

Tilda says the character she plays and story she tells in the campaign feel very real for her.

"I am a continual Scottish rebel," she described. "There's a warrior in all of this that's why we are in front of all these tapestries. There's a feel of Scottish resistance in this collection and that's what I really appreciate about this. It rings true. There's something in the spirit of it."

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