All components of the collection are made in the UK, reflecting the brand’s ongoing love of local manufacturing and craftsmanship. ‘A Perfect Contract’ represents Samantha’s identity – reflected in the decision to collaborate with people and places that resonate with her on a personal level. Each piece within the collection represents a narrative, starting with the person who made it.

AW17 sees the injection of a simple Le Kilt denim line, entirely handmade in London with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. Every piece is made up with organic denim, woven in Europe, complete with a hidden wool detail – a nod to the classic 01 Le Kilt.

A love affair with the accidental woollen effects on sweaters, created by washing machine mishaps, inspired Samantha to introduce a small selection of home-felted knits. Made in her kitchen, the knitwear story features a combination of hand-dyed and hand-cut jumpers, with porcelain pin badges and buttons made in Scotland by Samantha’s Edinburgh Art College friend, Chris.

Introducing a 10-piece collection in collaboration with Scottish heritage brand Mackintosh. The capsule collection of womenswear comprises coats, skirts, dresses and jackets, produced in Mackintosh’s Cumbernauld factory using their signature rubberised fabric. The details and finishings are all inspired by Samantha’s trips home to Scotland, and factory visits, looking through archive fabrics and 60s styling details. One shiny black plastic buckle stood out in particular, bringing back nostalgic memories of patent leather court shoes.

Traditional Sanquhar knitwear, made in the Scottish town of Sanquhar by members of the Upper Nithsdale Community, in an ongoing project between Le Kilt and the A’ the Airts Knitting Project. The bi-colour geometric Sanquhar knitting pattern, dating back to the 1600s, has been re-appropriated using vivid pop colours.

Subtle colour and silhouette developments update the Le Kilt cashmere and kilt offerings, handmade in Scotland – as ever – using specialised workshops.Samantha continues to work with her ideal British shoe brand, George Cox – a constant in her own everyday wardrobe.

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