Tartan is more than a print, a design, a fabric: it is a story to tell. The very famous and long-lived checked pattern, obtained from the intertwining of colored threads, has distant origins.
Rewinding the thread of its history, tartan was born in the Scottish Highlands and then became famous with the kilt, the iconic symbol of Scotland, born in the seventeenth century. But to make it one of the fabrics, still preferred today and shown off at Buckingham Palace, was Queen Victoria, who already made this print so regal in the nineteenth century.
Much loved by designers, by big fashion brands as well as by the younger and more emerging ones, tartan has taken on and expressed different, sometimes conflicting meanings and messages over time. An example? The link between punk and tartan in the 70s, revolutionary and animated by the subculture.
And today, at a distance of time and seasons, tartan is still at the center of collections, the protagonist of garments and accessories. From the Scottish skirt, often elegant if in the pencil model or cheeky in the mini version, to tailored suits, from mini bags to shoppers, from maxi scarves to hats, headbands, to long and comfy coats. No longer just chosen and used in the classic combo (red, green, blue and yellow), it is one of the most beautiful prints to wear in the cold season.
Add a touch of tartan to your looks: discover our selection now!
Elizabeth Jacket - Simone Tessadori.
Italian tailoring meets the history and style of an iconic fabric like tartan: Simone Tessadori reinterprets the suit and the print starting from the jacket. He is pure virgin wool, a contrasting lobster-colored double collar and a feminine, wonderful, contemporary fit.
Polina Headband - Officina Nalin.
Feminine, sophisticated, so glam: the headband handmade in Italy by the emerging Officina Nalin brand is one of our favorite accessories. Available in several colors, we have chosen it in its green and blue tartan version. To be combined with more romantic looks but also paired with a casual chic outfit, it is a perfect ally for those who prefer to wear prints in small doses!
B-Carrè - BGBL.
Genderless and sustainable, the BGBL bag is a perfect contemporary interpretation of tartan. To be worn as a backpack, shoulder or handbag, it is made of leather and with recycled and hand-cut basketballs. An accessory and a brand that certainly do not go unnoticed: sustainability, functionality, design make every BGBL creation a must not to be missed!