4 of Scotland's Hottest Fashion Brands
Over the past few years, many new fashion designers have emerged from Scotland, winning awards, world praise and selling in Glasgow's prestigious boutiques. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Scottish fashion brands in Glasgow, so prepare to make some extra space in your wardrobe!
Graphic designer Mhairi Mackenzie set up her jewellery brand Bonnie Bling in 2011, and in such a short space of time, has managed to secure celebrity fans such as Lana Del Rey and Sir Elton John. In 2012, Bonnie Bling's range of iconic acrylic jewellery was nominated for Accessory Designer of The Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. Her collections feature Scottish slang words and quirky objects such as traffic cones. Bonnie Bling is on sale at Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art, and prices average around £20.
(Read more about Bonnie Bling in Glasgow Hearts Bling)
Something Different is a hair accessory brand which started in Glasgow and sells at vintage and craft fairs. They are now stocked in West End wedding boutique Melle Cloche. Something Different design a stunning range of vintage-style hairbands and clips that are most definitely not only suitable for brides. Their pearl and delicately beaded pieces would look great with jeans and a vest top, or with a dress on a night out. Prices range from £30 for small hair clips, to £85 for a large hair comb.
Melle Cloche, 715 Great Western Road, G12 8QX
Renowned milliner William Chambers studied his craft at Glasgow's Metropolitan University before setting up his Glasgow studio shortly afterwards. In 2010 and 2012 he won Accessory Designer of The Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards and the SFA in 2014. He has also has had his hat designs featured in Vogue. His stunning range of hats and fascinators are definitely unique. They are the perfect statement piece if you want to make an entrance. They are also stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason and prices range from £80-£600.
William Chambers Millinery, 183A Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU
You may have seen luxury hoisery brand Bebaroque on the legs of their famous clients such as Kylie Minogue. Textile designers Mhairi McNicol and Chloe Patience's range of elaborately detailed tights and bodysuits sell around the world - but still return to Glasgow to sell at regular pop-up shops and samples sales. Keep an eye on their website to see when they are back in town. Bebaroque's founders studied at the renowned Glasgow School of Art, and their elaborately embroidered, studded and ornate tights cost around £35 per pair. These are not ones you'll want to ladder in a hurry.
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Laura Pearson-Smith is from Glasgow's Southside. She is a lover of luxury, yummy food and all things pretty. She founded, and is editor of luxury travel online magazine Stylecation, and blogs at her own lifestyle blog A Life With Frills. She has written countless fashion, beauty and travel articles for various publications including The Huffington Post. If you want to know the best Chinese restaurant in Glasgow, where to get a vintage Chanel handbag or the city's best facial, she's your girl.