STITCHED together from fabric and motifs made at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, it is a full body-length symbol of remembrance.

 Georgi Watson, 17, whose father Robert works at the factory, is pictured wearing the specially fashioned Poppy dress made by Scottish-based designer Isabell Buenz.  The Poppy Dress has been inspired by Remembrance Day and the Armistice Centenary celebration and will be worn by Georgi during the FashionABLE Year of Young People catwalk show at the Scottish Parliament this evening, Thursday.


Photograph by Gordon Terris

The event comes as The Herald continues its coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end.

This dress has been especially designed and created on behalf of Poppyscotland. All fabric, zips and thread for the dress have been donated, discarded or leftover from other projects.   Staff at Poppyscotland’s Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory have been instrumental in cutting and crimping the material for the poppies from the range of material used to create the dress. 
 Part of the creation is the inclusion of a symbolic crow. Traditionally crows were often associated with death and destruction, nowadays they are also seen to represent change, fearlessness, strength and as a symbol of luck. 

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