Each season we can expect a few things from Le Kilt presentations: a dark and moody room, equally moody models and a collection composed of some of the coolest tartan kilts you’ll ever see. What we don’t expect is an injection of denim, but this is what we got at Le Kilt AW17, as well as those signature aspects from Samantha McCoach’s brand. That denim (entirely handmade) was found in ’70s, western-style jackets and cropped jeans and belted dresses.
Aside from the denim, the kilt (unsurprisingly) was the starring item. This season it came in a real range of styles: short, gingham and worn with knitwear topped with a patent leather harness; long, in a mixed tartan print and worn with thick chunky boots; red PVC worn with ripped fishnets; and midi, lilac and pleated, worn with long PVC gloves.
This contrast of colours, fabrics, patterns and aesthetics was the theme of the collection – ‘A Perfect Contract’ – said to reflect the designer’s personality. The beret – a staple in Le Kilt’s collections – were the perfect finishing touch.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Le Kilt