For the Autumn Winter 2021 collection, Renli Su drew inspiration from ‘The Ladies Scottish Climbing Club’ founded by Lucy, Jane, and Mabel in 1908.
The Ladies Scottish Climbing Club or the ‘LSCC’ was a group of adventurous defiant women who travelled to the highest peaks of the Scottish Highlands whilst wearing long restrictive skirts, petticoats, knickerbockers, and knee-length trousers that could be hidden under dresses. Banned from men’s mountaineering clubs, the LCC used a singular length of rope to perform their climbing feats. The rope being their only form of protection against Scotland’s most treacherous peaks.
Once free from the societal restrictions, high in the mountains, these women could enjoy true freedom amongst the beautiful Scottish landscapes.