With and edge of elegance and rebellion tartan always formed an important part of the fashion history and fashion present. Perhaps it was the first hit of androgyny in fashion- worn by women who like to enhance their masculinity and femininity at the same time and by men who look to showcase both eccentricity or classiness. Traditionally from Scotland, Tartan is the statement print worn on “kilts”- man skirts, which in itself is what makes tartan as rebellious.
Vivianne Westwood was the first designer that integrated the tartan into pop culture. It was the signature look of the punks and the alternative London scene. Vivianne Westwood gave the tartan print a new life and a new meaning. Previously the tartan was a part of mainstream fashion moulding into the style respective to the decade: a-line skirt suits in the 50s, mini dresses in the 60s, bell trousers in the 70s… as fashion evolved so did the application of tartan in fashion.
Rewinding to 2018 tartan is back on the catwalks: Balenciaga, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen have all made tartan an integral part of their collections and you should make it integral too! The best tartan items to shop now are straight trousers, “Clueless style” skirts and, jackets and/or blazers.
Tap into the authentic vintage tartan look:
- Vintage Tartan Mini Dress
- Vintage Tartan 80s Set
- Vintage Tartan Green Jacket
- Vintage Tartan Trousers
- Vintage Tartan Vest
- Vintage Mini Red Tartan Skirt
- Vintage Tartan Red Blazer
- Vintage Tartan Brown Blazer