Scottish Fashion Designers To Watch


Be inspired by local style with these fabulous Scottish fashion designers…

Scotland’s fashion scene is bursting with talented clothing, shoe and accessory brands on the horizon and we have rounded up some of the ones to keep your eye on this year…

Top Scottish fashion designers to discover now

Sarah Haran

Sarah Haran’s classically stylish handbags have all the essential pockets and holders you need to be organised as well as look super chic.

The handbag designer learned how to design and make the bags after she couldn’t find the perfect piece for herself.

Skilled artisans make each bag from the highest quality leather in factories in Manchester and Spain and Sarah tests each design herself for up to 6 months before selling them online.

The Dahlia by Sarah Haran - Scottish Fashion Designers

The Dahlia (Image from Sarah Haran)

Leigh Elizabeth

The Edinburgh based Leigh Elizabeth launched her fashion label in 2018. The brand is one of the youngest Scottish fashion brands on the list with hand embellished  pieces that will add a touch of statement style to you wardrobe.

Leigh styles each sweatshirt, T-shirt and pair of earrings by hand with sparkly beading and sequins, so that each piece is completely unique.

Aren sweatshirt by Leigh Elizabeth

Aren sweatshirt (Image from Leigh Elizabeth)

Hayley Scanlan

The award-winning label has been on the rise since Hayley Scanlan’s degree show collection which caught the eye of Vogue. The Dundee-born designer opened her shop in her hometown in 2017 and since then dropped several unique collections.

Hayley’s contemporary designs are available for kids as well as adults and her range of edgy clothing and accessories can be worn for all occasions.

Hayley Scanlan - Scottish fashion designers

Image from Hayley Scanlan

Nadia Pinkney

Nadia Pinkney graduated in 2016 from Heriot Watt University and since she has been creating exciting and dynamic clothing collections.

Pinkney launched her latest collection, June, at the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show in March, showcasing beautiful, creative jumpsuits, dresses and tops.

Nadia Pinkney

Image from Nadia Pinkney

Solas

The Glasgow based fashion brand was created by Ruth Mitchell and Ciorstaidh Monk. The designers combined their skills for fashion design and print to create a beautiful collection of luxury sleepwear for women.

The unique colours and prints are inspired by nature and each piece has been created to ensure perfect fit as well as ultimate comfort. Each garment is 100% silk too for your most opulent sleep ever.

Solas sleepwear

Image from Solas Sleepwear

Mandarina shoes

Caroline Townsend launched her shoe brand, Mandarina shoes in 2004. The Scottish based-fashion brand specialises in unique footwear from fabrics sourced from all over the world including the world-famous Harris Tweed which is featured on pieces such as the Iona flats.

Mandarina shoes

Image from Mandarina shoes

Purple Valley

Zoe Black’s simple but bold and colourful designs add a splash of contemporary style to any outfit. Purple Valley offers a collection of earrings, brooches and sunglasses as well as  T-shirts showcasing Zoe’s playful prints.

Elara Circle Drop Earrings - Purple Valley

Image from Purple Valley

Niki Fulton

Niki Fulton started off in the world of interior design before moving into textiles now offers a range of ties and scarves created using silk and linen. Inspiration comes from many sources for Niki, including the Hebridean landscapes which have influenced some of the colour palettes.

Peat Silk scarf - Niki Fulton

Image from Niki Fulton

By Dora Pongracz

Sophie Lambert

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