When considering designers known for mining their Scottish heritage, the names that first come to mind include the likes of Jonathan Saunders, Vivienne Westwood and the late great Alexander McQueen. Industry leaders and household names. But one would do well to take note of two of the designers featured here. Equals in terms of the broad tapestry of their references, the richness of their heritage and, in the simplest terms, the growing commercial success of their brands, Sam McCoach of Le Kilt and Nicholas Daley, who designs under his eponymous label, are distinctive in their apparent apposition. Both young designers are tapping into the creative fares of Scotland in emotively charged, highly considered work that stays true to the roots that inform it.
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