There is tweed, and then there is Harris Tweed – still hand-made on the Outer Hebrides, according to a jealously guarded historical code that makes traditional horology seem positively Space Age. Words by Alex Doak.
Soft and flowing fabrics dominated the runways once again all in the name of transparency. Designers such as Helmut Lang and Emporio Armani took a less is more approach for fabric choice this season, with a firm focus on embracing sheer designs. Think of it as decent exposure!
This season is all about making a statement. Bright colours dominated the SS18 catwalks, with Crayola inspired hues bringing an undeniable touch of character. Heralded by designers such as Calvin Klein and Versace it’s a trend that is proud to champion confidence and personality – the go-to look for our modern ROX Woman.
Sweet, simple and to the point shorts make for the perfect SS18 trend. Got visions of Calamity Jane inspired designs? Fear not, this season it’s all about keeping things smart casual. Leather designs and trusty short trousers paired with flowing blouses are guaranteed to be a wardrobe staple this year, looking effortlessly stylish when paired with a double breasted blazer.
The ROX Woman: Mastering the art of forward thinking independence. Strong, confident and intelligent our Woman of Influence is a champion of individuality. Not afraid to wear her style on her sleeve, she is a lady of distinction continually pushing the boundaries in the name of equality and empowerment.
Designers swaggered into SS18 with playful fringing. An opportunity to embrace our inner Marilyn Monroe from Some Like It Hot, fringing is a trend that has the ability to lend itself to any occasion. From office chic to dramatic evening wear, adding a little extra swish to your style has never been easier.
History has long played a vital role in gent’s fashion. Things can’t continually evolve without looking to the past, paying homage to what has gone before. It is this respect for heritage that has secured Crombie a reputation for creating truly remarkable designs – most notably the iconic Crombie Coat.
She has travelled the world, dressed big name stars such as Justin Bieber and most recently co-designed the Team Scotland parade outfit for the 2018 Commonwealth Games but home is where the heart is for Siobhan Mackenzie.
The humble dot represents endless opportunity. Simple yet striking it is a style that makes an impact proving it’s anything but twee. Designers such as Emporio Armani and Michael Kors went dotty for dots and we think you will too.
Dust off your inner Diane Keaton and get masculine suiting on. Power dressing with a feminine twist was a key look throughout AW17 shows, with Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga just two of the key players taking women’s suits to the next level.
At times fashion trends can seem a little out of this world but that’s literally the case for this celestial inspired look. Stars and zodiac constellations combine to create the perfect look for a girl who loves nothing more than to leave a little sparkle wherever she goes.
We all have that one person. That one guy who, regardless of what others might think, is the epitome of all that is suave in our eyes. Whether it’s the way that he dresses to how he carries himself with a sense of effortless cool no matter the situation, there is no denying that we all have a style icon that we aspire to.