Given how cerebral her work is, there is an irony to Dawn’s
fondness for work wear – garments originally made for
physical labour. But she tells me that what she almost loves
most about Glasgow – more than the galleries, the festivals,
the art school, even – is its proximity to rural west Scotland,
places like Aran. She describes herself as an avid walker, and
goes into the Scottish wilds alone, “I love the physicality of walking but it’s also an intellectual exercise. It helps me
escape but also to organise – as my feet make a path, so do
ideas.” She’ll inevitably gravitate back to the countryside,
she says. And when she does, the tech garbs will be just as at
home in the fields as they are in the studio.
Words by Mina Holland. Photography by Elena Heatherwick.
Dawn's TOAST clothes are from previous seasons but are similar to this indigo jacket, ecru trousers and striped top.