Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Wilson tartan (a.k.a my tartan)
There has been such an array of checks and tartans in high street stores and in catwalk shows that I would be surprised if Scotland has any left! This winter make sure you mismatch the prints to make it completely of the present. By the way, if your surname has Scottish roots (like mine does) then it is more than likely that their is a type of tartan with your name on it (literally.) 

Whilst on the topic of checks, tartans and the like I feel I should mention tweed and my current love for it. I am adoring tweed skinny cropped trousers at the moment. I have pictured a marvellous outfit in my head. Picture this: a navy blue silk scarf worn as a headband, a navy blue jumper with some sort of animal motif on it, skinny tweed cropped trousers and heeled brown loafers. 

Meanwhile, on the catwalk this year Rag and Bone have been embracing cosy blankets; creatively reinventing them as skirts. Whilst Carven have presented a flock of tartan mini dresses: forget the LBD, LTD FTW. Louis Vuitton took a step away from fetish (well, sort of, they kept the hats) to a different sort of discipline with blue check coats that nod towards school girl. Oscar de la Renta really took clashing prints to extremes with a quirky evening gown. Bright red check paired with a bouclĂ© jacket worked wonders at Moschino Cheap and Chic. Burberry incorporated both the checked trend and the out-sized look into their monochrome coats that shift slightly back into the 1960s. Step forward a decade and find fur scarf clad 1970s-esque models in more tartan at Sonia Rykiel. Missoni cheated on their trademark zigzag print with the new look that is checked- well, who can blame them, it is simply irresistible. Vivienne Westwood went for a kooky cool look by pairing one of her T-shirts for Comic Relief with a cute tartan skirt and blazer- geek chic all the way. Tory Burch wrapped up warm for winter with furry sleeves. Maxmara are all festive with a tartan sparkly coat. (Courtesy of Style.com) 

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1 comment:

  1. A check design is good! NIce post!
    I would like to put on a red check especially in winter.


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