Follow the leaders: Miuccia Prada, Donatella Versace and Gucci's Alessandro Michele. What a clan to join! They’re mighty frontrunners who won’t lead you astray in the new-season versions of tartan. A return to heritage fabrics isn’t new, but wearing them as a statement print is. The tartan that is singing out to us now is 90s-meets-Scottish-tradition, but reimagined and re- coloured in new chromatic combinations or blown up and made larger than life, as in Miu Miu’s floor-skimmer. The likes of Gucci, Erdem and Simone Rocha just gave you permission to rummage through grandma’s wardrobe. Waste no time and get rifling. Alice Birrell
Lilla wears a Miu Miu jacket, $5,670, and shorts, $1,150. Saint Laurent boots, $1,920. Members of the Hornsby RSL Pipe Band wear their own Maclaine of Lochbuie tartan uniforms.