Tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing star Judy Murray has worked with Harris Tweed Hebrides to produce a bespoke Harris Tweed for her son Andy’s Perthshire hotel, Cromlix. The new Harris Tweed (inspired by the famous Wimbledon colours purple and green) has been used by three renowned Scottish-based designers – Catherine Aitken, Gráinne Broderick and Katherine Emtage – to craft a contemporary accessory gift range which will be available to purchase at the hotel. Called the Cromlix Collection, the range includes a clutch bag and a handbag as well as an iPad cover and Harris Tweed cufflinks set in sterling silver. In addition to the accessories range, a number of one-off items were also fashioned to showcase the beautiful fabric, including a jacket for Judy in the new Harris Tweed by Perth-based Blues & Browns. Judy revealed that she “wanted to develop something unique for Andy’s hotel which would reflect Cromlix’s heritage and also showcase the fantastic textiles and craftsmanship that Scotland has to offer.”
The new tweed premiered on the red carpet at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards, with Judy wearing a Wild Stole with Luxury Coquille Feathers, Wrap Belt and one of the new Kate Clutch Bags – all expertly made by Edinburgh-based designer Catherine Aitken. Instrumental in the development of the new range, Catherine said: “This is a beautiful Harris Tweed to work with, boasting rich and striking colours. It’s very exciting to be working with Judy and it was so exhilarating watching my creations modelled so eloquently on the red carpet to such positive acclaim.”
Speaking of the collaboration, Ian A Mackenzie, chief executive, Harris Tweed Hebrides, said: “The popularity of Harris Tweed continues to soar across the globe. It is very fitting that such a historic Scottish destination has its own bespoke Harris Tweed design. Cromlix is the embodiment of luxury, as is Harris Tweed, and we have no doubt the new collection will become as coveted as other exclusive Harris Tweed ranges.”
For more information, visit www.cromlix.com.