As a fashion design graduate from Scotland it just wouldn't be right if I didn't post a wee bit about Chanel's Metier d'Art fashion show, staged at the stunning 15th century Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian on Tuesday.
The show celebrates the craft behind the fashion and this particular show was focusing on Scottish textile crafts and materials-knit, tweed and tartan, showcased in a lavish runway show.
Chanel recently took over Scottish cashmere company Barrie Knitwear, saving over 150 jobs in the Hawick based mill after it was threatened with closure. This move reinforces the role Chanel plays in sustaining small-scale producers who would otherwise struggle to stay afloat in an industry increasingly dominated by fast fashion.
I particularly liked the combinations of layering sheer fabrics with the heavy textured knit skirts, the dramatic use of feathered neckpieces and also the use of flat boots and patterned wool tights.