Edinburgh Fashion Week

Edinburgh Fashion Week launched last weekend and they know how to launch a Fashion Week! After a long awaited year since their last Fashion Week, The Mound has once again become home to a a fashion fuelled buzz and I couldn't miss out.  It is a week full of showcasing the wardrobe must haves for Scottish shoppers from Princes Street and George Street favourites including River Island, Gap, LK Bennett, Jigsaw and John Lewis as well as collaborations from Thistle Street and West End retailers. Postgraduate designers from Edinburgh College of Art closed the launch weekend on Sunday with a creative collective which-from the photos I saw-looked AMAZING!! 

I sat front row for 2 great fashion shows, the Thistle Street Show and the Edinburgh Collective Show where our beloved shops can strut their new lines and designs for the up coming season. The models had ATTITUDE and I loved it! The men showcased kilts with a casual sense, proving that they are not just for weddings. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good quality picture but you can see a bit of it here in action!

 The VIP lounge was a fabulous area with glasses of fizz, make over from Benefit girls and of course a great place for a catch up with the Edinburgh Bloggers. The local independent shops set up stalls and almost made me spend my rent money. There were just too many nice things from Covet and Biscuit. The bright colours are here to stay for the Spring and that makes me unbelievably happy. 

Me and my tall bestie Louise from lovefromloulou.com

Beautifully bright handbags from Covet

Scotland has a lot more to offer than haggis, mountains and Irn Bru. The Thistle Street Collective Show brought to life the garments and accessories from the Great British independent shops that reside on the cobbled Thistle Street (like the title says), and ECA just proves that Scotland's fashion scene is something to be celebrated. Over the past few years I have seen our local fashion industry grow and grow and if this year's EFW has anything to show for it, we deserve our recognition as a fashion landmark. 

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