After spending some time getting slightly lost and a little wet, I finally made it to Kent house for Lyle and Scott’s SS15 press day. The Scottish brand synonymous with golfing had recently celebrated its 140th anniversary. This milestone was marked but not one but two collaborations.
The first coming from David Keyte and his brand Universal Works, this was launched for the AW14 collections, though it was still just as nice to see it all on display. Keyte drew inspiration from his teenage years when he would wear Lyle and Scott while attending football matches, all during his days as a ‘casual’ during the 70’s.
The second collaboration comes from designer Jonathan Saunders, who is Scottish himself so it’s almost quite fitting really. The collection fuses together all the traditional knitwear and detailing of the brand with Saunders’ apparent love for pops of bright colour.
Shoes and accessorises were also on display, along with traditional golfing wear that had been given a fresh new look. A particular favourite was the golfing top that appeared to look like an army camouflage, but was actually a print that represents different Highland clans.
Written by and images © Michaela Hoyte.