Samantha McCoach's Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection for Le Kilt is a feminine, modernized take on traditional Scottish craft and manufacturing with British influences, manifested as subcultural uniforms and staple pieces in today's female wardrobe.
Punk youth inspired Scottish tartans and British made silks appear as bright orange and yellow, complemented with more muted military green, black and ivory. Tops are loose and worn tucked into high-waisted, knee- or thigh-length kilts, as if projecting a refined version of private school rebels. Tops are held together by exaggerated safety pins and pleated skirts are accessorized by leather belts with shiny metal hardware. Kilts, a staple of the brand, are introduced as knitwear, influenced by traditional Sanquhar knitters. And to avoid people from saying the collection is in anyway 'tame', McCoach adds a touch of green leather jackets with silver buckles and tops every other look with oversized, almost bdsm-like chokers.
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All images by Bryony Wright, courtesy of Sane Communications.