In our ‘Behind the Collection’ series, we take you behind the scenes of one of our new season collections, showing you the design process from inspiration to final product. This week, we’ll be focusing on the Highland Fling collection. As the name suggests, our Highland Fling collection draws inspiration from the lush countryside of Scotland. We started by looking at prints and fabrics inspired by Scottish heritage and nature, from statement checks to plush sheepskin.
Our design direction quickly honed in on the importance of luxurious texture and high quality fabrics, with the idea of adding a touch of modernity to heritage-inspired classics. And so, kilts became elegantly flared skirts, while prints became more understated, resulting in tailored Donegal tweed trousers and a white shirt, reinvented with a subtle paisley print. We wanted to create a collection that was sophisticated, smart, and timeless.
The collection centres on luxurious fabrics, so we made it our top priority to ensure that every item felt as great as it looked. Take a look through this collection and you’ll find silky faux fur, textured chenille, leather, felt, and luxurious merino wool.
A premium fabric demands an impeccable design, so we made sure that this soft, textured chenille, in a stunning shade of peacock, met its perfect match in a tailored jacket. In an elegant button free wrap around design, this jacket epitomises the collection’s aesthetic of modern meets heritage. Smart with tailored trousers, we played off the jacket’s rich texture and paired it with our puppytooth skirt, faux fur collar, Chanel sunglasses and accessories for our lookbook photoshoot.
Of course, print was another key component in Highland Fling’s design process. A Scottish inspired collection wouldn’t be complete without traditional tweed and check designs. We crafted ours into a gauze and wool bias cut skirt, Donegal tweed trousers, and an elegantly flared puppytooth skirt.
We decided to add a more unexpected print into the mix, too, drawing inspiration from the flowers we spotted in the Scottish fields and mountains. Vibrant and striking, our take on florals makes a statement. We transformed our bold floral print into two key pieces – a darker, moodier floral print crinkle dress, and a wear-everywhere jumper.
After months of design, we created a collection that is an eclectic mix of elegant staples, luxurious fabrics, and unexpected statement pieces. We know you’ll love our Highland Fling collection as much as we do…