West Highland Ways - KESTIN Inspiration for SS20
Camping and Scotland go hand in hand. The hikes are endless, the scenery is epic and when the weather is good there’s no-where else you’d rather be. For SS20, Kestin has looked at vintage outdoor gear to produce a Scottish camping-inspired collection. Form and function are key with a range that excels in urban to outdoor fashion.
The soft seasonal colour palette reflects the natural landscape of Scotland and is made up of moss blue, dark indigo, light olive, sand, slate, stone, and accents of mint and cumin.
Stand-out fabric for the new season is the 3.7oz dry-waxed 100% organic cotton mini-ripstop from Dundee-based mill Halley Stevensons. A hybrid aero fabric finish with distinct lived in character gives the pieces a truly unique quality. A huge variety of textures are explored with a tactile mix of cloths, ranging from heavy weight mill-washed ripstop 100% cotton, to super high-gauge Japanese taffeta jersey, a newly developed 6.3oz flax/cotton blend sustainable fabric, and washed fine cord.
The collection has a mix of styles to work for both city and country pursuits. There are lightweight workwear suits, shirt jackets, shorts and shop coats for days in the city, and windbreakers, smocks, parkas and climbing pants for those outdoor days.
Standout new styles include the Lowland Jacket, inspired by vintage Scottish stalking jackets and colour blocked in the hard-wearing dry waxed mini-ripstop. The Ambelside Parka is a modern interpretation of a 1970s vintage Cumbrian Caving Jacket made from heavy weight mill-washed ripstop cotton. The Appin pant is based on an old hiking trouser found in the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection and is made modern with a tapered fit cut in a water repellent coated Italian cotton. For many seasons now the Inverness trouser has been a best seller and after many requests a short version has been created. Retaining the great fit, the Inverness short has a low rise crotch, draw cord waist and made from British Brisbane Moss cord and water repellent Italian cloth.