A LEADING Scottish fashion designer is to showcase her work at Milan Fashion Week today.

Judy R Clark will be showcasing one of her latest innovative designs after being signed up by the Ford Motor Company for a series of talks to fashionistas about Scottish textile design.

The graduate of Heriot Watt University, who was an intern under the late Alexander McQueen, hit the headlines late last year when she modelled her own design of a car dress featuring fusion of silk-dyed chiffon, red car lights, kilt buckles and Clark's trademark tweed work, to celebrate the manufacturer's UK centenary.

"I received a great response to the dress though and I'm really happy with the way it turned out," said Ms Clark, 26.

"To subsequently be asked to speak and provide insight at such a key event for Ford was a real honour and a great opportunity to talk about contemporary Scottish textile design."

Ms Clark, who has been nominated for Scottish Deisgner of the Year in 2012, has shown her work at New York's Dressed to Kilt event and Tweed Goes to Tokyo in Japan.

Cathy Black, head of textiles, Scottish Enterprise, said: "Judy has mastered a unique style in a very short amount of time."