Highland Fling: How To Wear This Season’s Most Versatile Trend

Highland Fling: How to wear this season’s most versatile trend

tartan trend

Tartan, that fabled Scottish textile, is a surprising chameleon. Embraced by punks, Royals, beloved grandmothers and our favourite designers alike, AW13 proved quite how versatile the fabric can be with a plethora of interpretations.

Marc Jacobs, fashions enfant terrible and advocate of urbane grunge, has long held a penchant for tartan and for his Marc by Marc Jacobs AW13 collection he created soft tailored coats in deep moody hues whilst. At Moschino we had vibrant red blazers with gold embellishment and a military vibe. Clements Ribeiro took punk at its heart and offered scarlet and black tartan shift dresses with sultry panels of lace, paired with black boots and sullen pouts. At the other end of the spectrum we had Emilia Wickstead, with beautifully cut pencils skirts and jackets in caramel hues, complete with co-ordinating pumps and gloves for added polish. One thing is for certain, whatever your style, there is room for a touch of highland flair in your wardrobe.

For a polished punk take on the trend look no further than this skater dress from McQ by Alexander Mqueen.  Add a touch of Marc Jacobs style tartan tailoring to your look with this gorgeous pale blue boyfriend coat from Topshop. Or for the in winter luxury, indulge in sumptuous colours and textures with an authentic Harris Tweed jacket. Sophisticated anarchy is definitely the way forward.

Tartan trend Autumn/Winter 2013


Left as clockwise: Dress by McQ by Alexander McQueen £700 from Net-a-Porter, Chiffon Blouse £14.99 from H&M, Coat £89 from Topshop, Bag £159 from Zara, Trousers £35 from River Island, Ankle boots £125 from Topshop

Tartan trend Autumn/Winter 2013


Left as clockwise: Jacket £290 from Harris Tweed Hebrides, Leather dress £120 from Oasis, Chiffon Blouse £380 by Preen Line from Net-a-Porter, Ankle boots £110 from Topshop, Gold Earrings £55 from Net-a-Porter, Bag £435 from Vivienne Westwood, Gloves £35 by Warehouse from ASOS, Shoes £25 by ASOS 

Gina Brar

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