High­land fling

The Jewish Chronicle - - FASHION - BYTAMARACORIN

THERE ARE some fab­rics and prints that just keep on giv­ing what­ever the era, and tar­tan is most def­i­nitely one of them. Wide or nar­row checks in rich hues that give a nod to our Scot­tish sis­ters and the her­itage that sur­rounds them are abun­dant this win­ter. Last year saw a re­vival of the kilt; this year, how­ever,

M&S Best of Bri­tish shirt dress, £129 sees a re­vival of ev­ery­thing from dresses to trousers all the way through to bags and shoes.

High­land Fash­ion Week, launched last year, show­cases new Scot­tish de­sign­ers and their pa­tri­otic de­signs — giv­ing them the per­fect plat­form to en­velop ev­ery­thing tar­tan. It’s no sur­prise shops on Bri­tish high-streets have tapped into the pop­u­lar­ity of the check trend and the ver­sa­til­ity the time­less print has among both the young and the old.

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Vivi­enne West­wood back­pack, £395, at House of Fraser months and its deep-coloured shades lend well to cosy scarves and win­ter wool­lies. This trend­canoften­veeron­thesideof mas­cu­line, how­ever, this sea­son de­sign­ers such as Miu Miu give a 70s twist on the clas­sic style with large but­toned coats and over­sized ac­ces­sories that are overtly wom­anly. Mean­while, Ital­ian-owned la­bel Stella Jean, takes the clas­sic tar­tan dress and adds em­broi­dered de­signs for a quirky and con­tem­po­rary feel. Asever,ourqueenof theBri­tish­fash­ion­army, Vivi­enne West­wood, al­ways in­cor­po­rates tar­tan­in­to­her­col­lec­tions,what­ev­er­the­sea­son,

Mata­lan check wa­ter­fall shawl, £15

Tu at Sains­bury’s “coat­i­gan”, £28 but sur­pris­ingly this year she has com­pe­ti­tion among her peers.

To­day’s tar­tan is re­freshed by its size and pat­tern. Any­thing goes as long as it’s plaid. While ab­stract de­signs give a grungy mod­ern look, Prince of Wales checks re­main a clas­sic style that will just keep on giv­ing.

There’s a style to suit ev­ery­one, so it’s about time you check them out.

Top­shop blouse, £32

Sophia Web­ster Leah san­dals £395, at

www. browns­fash­ion.com

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