When most people think about Scottish fashion they picture Harris Tweeds, Crombie coats, Pringle jumpers and the kilt. And while all these brands have a prominent place in the lexicon of stylish Scottish success stories, we’re here to reveal less well known names. Below are some of the best contemporary Scottish brands on the market today.
Lyle and Scot
While Lyle and Scot trace their history back to the 1800s (we do like our heritage up here) they’ve not really been high street hip until recently. Once more of a ‘golfers only’ brand their chunky woollen hats and slick knits have become must haves after appearing in the likes of ‘Skins’.
If you like retro you’ll love the work of Gillian Kyle. From Tunnocks teacake emblazoned shopping bags to Creamola Foam aprons, Gillian Kyle has created a quirky range of clothing and accessories which remind us of our favourite Scottish brands.
Tartan is of course an amazing staple of any Scottish style diet. Yet every now and then the reds and greens can get a little bit boring. If clan tartans do start to grate, take a look at Ness. Ness have a fantastic range of bright, modern tartan clothing and accessories. There’s almost certainly an item in their collection to suit everyone.
A new brand Jaggy Thistle design unique, exciting and energetic clothes for men and women. From smart one word branded cashmere jumpers to tweed trainers and leather jackets there’s more than a wee hint of art school invention in their outfits. While not cheap, the individuality you’ll be buying is priceless.
Ex-Edinburgh College of Art student Holly Fulton has been making big impressions on the fashion industry for a couple of years now. Her ostentatious dresses and hautecouture leanings have given her the sort of catwalk credibility few so young manage to achieve. Dresses are close to £400 though so maybe this is a case of look but don’t touch.
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