24 Jul




Local Heroes redefines contemporary Scottish design by bringing together Scotland’s leading designers in an exhibition developed specially for Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The exhibition features exciting new commissions which explore the notion of the souvenir and the theme of travel. Installed at Edinburgh Airport during the largest cultural festival in the world — The Edinburgh Festival — Local Heroes will be accessible to a predicted 1.2 million passengers spanning 120 international destinations.

Glasgow based designer Rebecca Torres was commissioned by Local Heroes to create a unique souvenir that celebrated design and travel. Her limited-edition one shoulder swimsuit is titled Axis. The upper section features intersecting brightly coloured triangles overlaid onto cornflower blue fabric while the lower section is a vivid solid yellow, the swimsuit is finished with a side panel of black mesh.

“With my brand taking a new leap into swimwear the souvenir concept for Local Heroes worked perfectly. It encourages people to purchase something unexpected. Those returning home after a visit to Scotland can take hold of this item and always be reminded of their time here while residents leaving Scotland for summer sun can be proud to own a piece from a local designer.”


Photo credit: Future Positive Studio

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