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Interview: Johnny Coca, Mulberry Creative Director

Johnny Coca joined Mulberry in 2015 as creative director to oversee the ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories collections, as well as the image and the evolution of Mulberry’s legacy.

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Models backstage at a Pringle of Scotland fashion show in London. Picture: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

Pringle knitwear battles to stop Greek brand using similar name

One of Scotland’s best known fashion brands has become embroiled in a European legal battle with a Greek menswear firm it accuses of trading on its name.

Business
Historic Environment Scotland launched it's exclusive Edinburgh Castle Tweed collection.
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Edinburgh Castle range of tweed fashion launched

Historic Environment Scotland is highlighting the country’s rich heritage to get ahead in the fashion world with the launch of its exclusive Edinburgh Castle tweed collection.

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The price tag will reflect what look you are trying to achieve. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Hoarders or divas, they’re all fashion victims in the end

Even with summer sales in full swing, there’s a high price to perfecting a particular look, with the fashion conscious typically spending around £48 per month or £572 per year on clothing to keep up with their chosen trend.

Personal Finance
Isabelle Fox Mini Dress, navy, �325, isabellefox.com www.isabellefox.com

Fashion: Isabelle Fox

Isabelle Waring, founder and director of the womenswear brand, talks about her new collection

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Daniel Dunko, Chief Executive of Hancock. Photograph by Richard Gaston

Fashion: Hancock’s cutting edge classics

With heritage at its heart, British label Hancock uses traditional techniques to create covetable raincoats and accessories that are bang up to date. The duo behind the label, Daniel Dunko and Gary Bott, took inspiration for the name from rubber industry founder Thomas Hancock, who developed vulcanised rubber clothing with Charles Macintosh in the 1800s. Chief executive Daniel Dunko, 51, explains why tradition has its place in the modern world as the label launches its bright and beautiful SS17 collection.

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Kirsty Stevens, who uses scans of her brain in her designs, with her Brain Moth Necklaces

Fashion: Kirsty Stevens, Charcot

Do the designs pictured on these pages make you think of impossibly delicate and intricately beautiful moths? They’re actually inspired by MRI scans of the lesions multiple sclerosis (MS) has caused in Kirsty Stevens’ brain, taken in the lead-up to her diagnosis in 2007. She incorporates the designs into jewellery, scarves, cushion covers and framed prints to raise awareness about MS and has been picked as the first V&A Dundee Design Champion. Inspirational designers creating quality work and helping to enhance people’s lives, or champions of the power of design to improve the world, will be announced weekly until the museum opens in 2018.

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Kestin Hare  Sutherland Trucker �229, Inverness Trouser �119, Northern Shores Collection, sunglasses, prismlondon.com. Photographer Richard Gaston, model David Cooper

Fashion: Kestin Hare

As Kestin Hare opens his new Cruiser Store in Leith, we catch up with the Edinburgh-based menswear designer for a look at his new spring collection, Northern Shores

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Bagpipe player dons his kilt colours.

How to choose the right kilt

Highland dress is a popular choice of outfit for weddings, graduations and glitzy events - and not just in Scotland, either.

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Why tweed is now a hallmark of Scottish fashion

In a secret green space off of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, Paul Walker’s studio is packed with tweeds of every imaginable pattern, colour and texture. The Walker Slater founder and designer thinks the hand-loomed textile can become as diverse a fabric as the Italian denim. “Tweed is almost becoming the denim of Scotland.

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The Naked Highlander range has been set up by the festival and Black Isle design firm Prickly Thistle.

Belladrum festival launches tartan fashion label

A Highland music festival has become the first in the UK to boast its own tartan fashion range.
Heritage
My Life in Clothes/Becca Flory

My Life in Clothes - Becca Flory of Nu Blvck

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Amanda Wakeley and her business and life partner Hugh Morrison this summer, with Wakeley showcasing her bias-cut evening dresses and tuxedo designs

‘Got to feel gorgeous!’

Amanda Wakeley is passionate about creating beautiful clothes for busy women

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill cleared of mislabelling

Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been found not guilty of mislabelling scarves as 100 per cent cashmere.

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Kestin Hare. Picture: TSPL

Kestin Hare Picks up Prestigious Fashion Award

An Edinburgh menswear designer was honoured at the 11th Annual Scottish Fashion Awards in London last month.

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Inverleith House could yet win a reprievePicture: Colin Hattersley

Ewan McGregor among stars fighting Inverleith House closure

Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Val Kilmer, Fran Healey and Janet Street-Porter are among more than 230 leading cultural figures demanding a rethink over the sudden closure of an Edinburgh art gallery after 30 years.

Film
The new fabric is softer and more lightweight than regular Harris Tweed. Picture: Carloway Mill

Harris Tweed mill produces softer fabric for fashion houses

A Harris Tweed mill has responded to calls from the fashion industry to produce a “softer, lighter premium tweed” which is less scratchy but just as resilient.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Tartan is popular across the world, from the streets of East London to the catwalks of Milan. Picture: Contributed

How tartan inspired hipsters and generations of style tribes

It was once a feared symbol of rebellious Highland clansmen, considered so dangerous that laws were passed to prevent anyone except Government troops from wearing it.

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Lawrence Cowan and his son Fergus. Picture: Contributed

Dad and son to wear pink kilts for a month in cancer fundraiser

A fundraising father and son are to wear pink kilts for a month to raise money for breast cancer research.

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Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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