Shaw, Wallace

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Shaw, Wallace

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  • Shaw, C A Wallace; Shaw, Charles Alexander Wallace

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29 Nov 1940-31 Dec 2020


Wallace became a student at GSA in 1957 and throughout his life held a deep affection and high regard for the college, its staff and its students. He became a very successful student himself, studying Interior Design, there being no separate course in Fashion Design which was his primary interest. He was sought out at the end of his course by the design department of Pringle of Scotland where he went on to develop the growing interest in Men’s Knitwear, becoming one of its principal designers. He moved to New York to become chief designer of Men’s Knitwear with Dawson Inc., later moving on to the design department of Donna Karan. He retired from there in 2000 and pursued a successful free-lance career, working in Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan before returning to his native Scotland. He settled in Edinburgh where he created an Art House in his apartment in the Leith Assembly Rooms. There he welcomed many friends, most of whom were successful artists . He was always interested in the careers of younger people, and encouraged them by displaying their work alongside that of established artists.


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