"It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure."
Coco Chanel (1883 - 1971) French fashion designer
"No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as the conquerors."
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) Scottish Historian and essayist
To be at once memorable and influence behaviour is an art form. Designing to help one "conquer", utilising a fantastic element to fuel the imagination, no one understands this better than Glaswegian fashion designer Spencer Railton. His couture efforts have graced catwalks across the UK in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, on the Continent in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, and Monte Carlo and in New York during Tartan Week celebrations.
Since 1990 he has concentrated his efforts on creating individual gowns for private and celebrity clientele. Applying the full measure of his knowledge of traditional corsetry, Spencer delights in offering extraordinary one-of-a-kind couture gowns influenced by historic costumes, paintings and sculpture. Introduced to Thistle & Broom by Kelly Cooper-Barr in conjunction with our company launch, Spencer wholly embraced the concept offered him - a gown made of our exclusive St. Andrew's Cross, adapted for a saucy Scottish wench. Kelly played the part beautifully!
Spencer has a solid educational background in textiles and fashion from the Glasgow School of Art, with additional training earned during a stint in London with the famous milliner Steven Jones. His graduation collection was shown in Glasgow and London at the Royal Society of Art and brought with it the attention of fashion icon Jean Muir and an invitation to design the accessories for her collections as featured in British Vogue.