A SCOTS salmon farm made a splash within the Massive Apple final week because it featured as one of many principal sponsors at a New York trend occasion.
Unbiased farm Loch Duart was a sponsor on the current Dressed to Kilt (DTK) charity trend present which befell in New York on Saturday 23rd July on the iconic Mill Neck Manor on Lengthy Island.
The occasion, which showcases one of the best of Scotland, is a serious platform for main trend designers whose work integrated a tartan fashion, impressed by the occasion’s theme of Gown for Journey: From the Highlands to the Hamptons.
Mill Neck Manor, constructed within the early Nineteen Twenties, is a venue for movie and TV and a favorite shoot location for manufacturers together with Johnnie Walker, Ralph Lauren and Mercedes Benz.
With Scottish singer Edward Reid performing, friends had been handled to Loch Duart hors d’oeuvres and an unique trend present that includes a shock runway look from Loch Duart themselves.
Loch Duart’s mannequin sported a Glen Orchy Tweed jacket and waistcoat with Oban Mist tartan, with all funds raised being donated to the Navy SEAL Basis.
One other eyecatching outfit noticed the mannequin clad in yellow oilskin trousers, while carrying considered one of Loch Duart’s salmon.
Chris Orr, Loch Duart Gross sales Director mentioned: “We had been thrilled for Loch Duart salmon to not solely characteristic on the menu but additionally on the runway on the DTK trend present 2022.
“Some individuals may ask ‘what precisely does salmon must do with trend?’.
“Properly, like high-end trend homes Loch Duart is a luxurious model and is served by essentially the most prestigious eating places on this planet.
“Like lots of the high-quality Scottish textiles and clothes on show, Loch Duart salmon is reared with the identical spirit of craft and a focus to element to create the world’s greatest tasting farmed salmon.
“At Loch Duart, it’s in our DNA to innovate and do issues otherwise, so we wished to do one thing enjoyable to advertise our distinctive Scottish Salmon.
“The USA is a key marketplace for us, and Loch Duart is far liked by American foodies, cooks, and restaurateurs.
“We see heaps extra potential to develop the model within the coming years forward.”
DTK was co-founded in 2003 by Sir Sean Connery and is now an annual charity occasion which brings collectively main Scottish designers and well-known Scots within the US in a celebration of Scottish-American tradition, meals, trend and music.
Dr Geoffrey Carroll, DTK Co-Founder and Managing Director mentioned: “This 12 months’s DTK present was among the finest ever.
“After a number of years of a worldwide pandemic the spirit and enthusiasm of everybody concerned was unimaginable.
“DTK has all the time strived to advertise one of the best of Scotland from many sectors and Loch Duart definitely matches that description.
“My co-founder, Sir Sean Connery all the time insisted on utilizing this worldwide platform to advertise one of the best of Scotland to the world.
“We subsequently welcomed the chance to work with Loch Duart as a monetary sponsor and a runway participant.
“Sir Sean would have liked the Loch Duart mannequin in his oil-skins and holding an enormous Scottish salmon on the runway as a lot as all of the attendees did on Saturday.
“I’ve all the time mentioned that trend with out tradition is hole, and boy did Loch Duart test the Scottish tradition field at this 12 months’s present.”
Raised within the rugged coastal waters of North West Scotland, Loch Duart’s Scottish brood inventory might be traced again to wild salmon that swam within the rivers of Scotland over 40 years in the past.
Ate up a specialist eating regimen excessive in marine content material Loch Duart salmon is an distinctive tasting recent fish of the best high quality, wealthy in Omega-3.