Meghan Markle’s Strathberry bag sells out after Edinburgh visit

It has been dubbed the Meghan Effect, and it appears to have struck again.

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Natalie Bolton in her studio.

Fashion: Natalie Bolton, creative director of Radley

Design flair and attention to detail have made the Scottie dog a global brand

Nicole Bischofer, head of womenswear at COS

Fashion: Nicole Bischofer

As devoted fans of COS, the international label with a Scandinavian heritage, flock to its sole Scottish boutique in Glasgow’s Princes Square, one of its top creatives explains its appeal over the past decade

Scottish Comedian and Street Party Host Sanjeev Kohli models the new tartan. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Sanjeev Kohli unveils new tartan for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

A NEW tartan has been unveiled as part of Edinburgh’s 2018 Hogmanay celebrations.


Video: how to correctly wear a kilt

We spoke to one of the capital’s biggest kilt hire companies to get a professional’s opinion on how to properly don a kilt.

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Donna Ida Thornton in her own label DONNA IDA Miss Maggie Silk Pussy Bow Blouse in To The Moon and Back, Boy Dazzler Jeans in Throw Back, Gucci belt and Amanda Wakeley coat

Interview, Fashion: Donna Ida Thornton

Jeans Queen Donna Ida Thornton reveals what her Scottish customers crave, and how to achieve casual, easy glamour

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.

Look 2. Varsity jacket in red, �775, Coach (; cobalt panelled mini dress by Victoria Beckham, �595, Harvey Nichols (; 
suede kitten ankle boots in red, �69, M&S Collection. Alasdair wears, old gold luxury slim fit polo shirt, from �49.50, Tommy Hilfiger (; cobalt wool jumper, �150, Armani, Harvey Nichols

Fashion: season’s scene stealers

Autumn needn’t cramp your style if you draw inspiration from these elegant and colourful high street combinations

Johnny Coca at The Elle Style Awards 2016  Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Isabelle Fox Mini Dress, navy, �325,

Fashion: Isabelle Fox

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

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.

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.

Kestin Hare  Sutherland Trucker �229, Inverness Trouser �119, Northern Shores Collection, sunglasses, 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

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.


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.

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.
My Life in Clothes/Becca Flory

My Life in Clothes - Becca Flory of Nu Blvck

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