Cagoule – Beca Lipscombe

Pig Rock Bothy

Material: Nylon fabric, zipper and transfer print
Manufacture: Seahawk, Glenrothes

Lipscombe has explored the role of the cagoule in situations of protest and activity. Its quiet appeal highlighting the duality of feminism and femininity. This cagoule is lightweight and rainproof. It protects you against the elements, strengthening any wearer’s resolve against the wilds of nature or the conflicts of man. The cagoule also plays on the designer’s name, Lipscombe, and comes with a folding mirror and comb toolkit to keep the wearer’s appearance in check.

Beca Lipscombe is a printmaker, fashion and textile designer who lives and works in Edinburgh. Since studying at Central St Martins, Lipscombe has worked in London and Paris freelancing for companies such as Liberty, Chloe, Stella McCartney and Anne Sofie Back. Up until 2011 she taught on the Masters Fashion+Textiles at GSA stepping down from this post to concentrate on her own work and the work of her company Atelier E.B. which she runs in partnership with artist Lucy McKenzie.


Photo by Rob Smith